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Icons of Power Series

Icons of Power Slipcase DVD Set
Icons of Power Slipcase DVD Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

They governed the greatest empires, kingdoms and nations of their time, and their power was often absolute. These remarkable sovereigns, rulers and conquerors could—by a single act, decree or whispered aside—better the lives of their people or condemn them to an existence plagued by war and deprivation. What made each one so special? How did they come to power? And once they assumed the mantle of leadership—whether by birth, by fiat or by deadly design—what did it feel like to rule? Find out with this popular National Geographic series.


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Napoleon's Final Battle DVD
Napoleon's Final Battle DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/War and Military

Napoleon Bonaparte's astonishing rise to power made him an absolute ruler unmatched since the days of the Roman Caesars. But by 1814, an alliance of implacable enemies had conquered the ''Corsican ogre'' and banished him to the tiny island prison of Elba. Napoleon, however, was anything but defeated. Through cutting-edge imagery and powerful dramatic recreations, plunge into the chaos of 19th-century warfare and political intrigue as Napoleon mounts his last, whirlwind campaign. And witness the epic, history-changing battle that would bring a cataclysmic end to his dream of ruling the world.


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Wrath of the Tsar: Peter the Great DVD
Wrath of the Tsar: Peter the Great DVD
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Join Icons of Power as we get swept up in the whirlwind of Russia's greatest Tsar, following his journey from traumatic childhood to his triumphs on the battlefields and seas of Eurasia. Lush, dramatic reenactments and rich cinematography will heighten our feel for the terrible bloodshed of Peter's youth, the evolution of his unrelenting passions, and the obsession with everything new that would define his life and his reign.


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Empress of Ambition: Catherine the Great DVD
Empress of Ambition: Catherine the Great DVD
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Join National Geographic's Icons of Power as we venture into the court of the Empress Catherine the Great and bear witness to epic history and scandals of truly royal proportions. With sweeping cinematography and rich, dramatic reenactments soaked in 18th Century detail, Catherine the Great traces Catherine's journey from a humble, impoverished home in Germany to the throne of an empire that spanned one-sixth of the globe.


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