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History's Great Untold Stories
History's Great Untold Stories
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

This eye-catching volume combines vivid first-hand accounts of pivotal events in history with authoritative commentary. Revealing startling links among events and people separated by centuries and continents, the epic struggles and bombastic personalities have been carefully chosen for their power to challenge some of the fiercest debates of our time.


$24.00
Almanac of World History - Softcover
Almanac of World History - Softcover
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

With amazing facts of world history from the dawn of humanity to the 21st century, this incredible volume provides authoritative information culled from the extensive National Geographic archives. Find essays, detailed maps, charts, timelines, and more that create an indispensable tool for understanding both past and present.


$24.00
$15.99
National Geographic Visual History of the World
National Geographic Visual History of the World
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

National Geographic Visual History of the World guides readers through civilization, from ancient history to present day events, with more than 4,000 illustrations and photographs. No other volume offers such a comprehensive and richly illustrated chronicle of world events, from the construction of the Pyramids to the overthrow of the Taliban. See how momentous happenings, personalities, catastrophes, discoveries, and inventions unfold in a visually stimulating layout.


$25.00
An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history. Topics include Courtesies and Greetings, Communication and Correspondence, Dining and Entertaining, Hierarchies and Protocol, Hospitality and Occasions, Amusements and Institutions, Boundaries and Cultural Differences, New Technology and Old Manners. Whether you are planning a trip abroad or just want a fascinating, browsable read, find out what is universal and what is merely a product of one's culture.


$40.00
Eyewitness to World War II
Eyewitness to World War II
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Eyewitness to World War II brings you closer than ever before to the greatest challenge a generation of Americans had ever faced. The unforgettable story of World War II is told through the words of those who lived it—both on the battlefield and the home front—creating a dramatic tapestry of the wartime experience. Personal writings and recollections of Roosevelt, Hitler, and Patton, as well as letters composed by soldiers at battle and diaries of women serving in the military at home, present an absorbing narrative that tells the entire history of the war from several perspectives.


$40.00
Great Empires
Great Empires
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Experience what life was like when pharaohs erected the majestic pyramids; when Hannibal commanded Carthage's 40,000 troops; when Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor; and when the drive to conquer defined the destiny of leaders and the lives of ordinary people. Much of human history is destined to be forgotten—but thousands of years have not erased the epic stories of the great empires of the world. Great Empires sweeps through the ages, uncovering the secrets of dynasties from the dawn of human civilization to the 20th century and tracing the path of power around the globe and across the centuries. Each chapter delves into the times, places, and historical forces that gave rise to legendary warriors, charismatic kings, and lasting dynasties.


$40.00
The Golden King: The World of Tutankhamun
The Golden King: The World of Tutankhamun
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Tutankhamun has mesmerized the world ever since Howard Carter's dramatic discovery of his treasure-filled tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, a priceless trove that casts a spell on everyone that sees it. In this richly illustrated book, Egypt's leading archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, chronicles the Boy King and the royal dynasty that bred him.


$19.95
Indian Nations of North America
Indian Nations of North America
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Walk with the indigenous people who settled North America —and with their descendants, whose more than 500 tribes range from the Arctic Circle across the Great Plains and to the Eastern Seaboard. Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo, Haida: these groups and many others are profiled in engaging entries and portrayed in magnificent images and maps that authentically evoke each tribe's history and character. Organized into eight geographical regions, this encyclopedic reference gives fascinating details about key tribes within each area: their beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances, interaction with nature, historic events, and more. Learn about the spiritual and cultural traditions of Native Americans across the continent. Investigate how and when each tribe came into contact with Europeans, and how their lives changed. This is the definitive, insightful reference on Native Americans, captivating and informative for all who appreciate history, diverse cultures, stunning images, and the artistry of maps.


$40.00
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

The Wild West is perhaps the most enduring of American myths, but the reality is even more compelling. It's a magical place of extraordinary people, exciting events, and stunning scenery—big sky, wide-open spaces, epic grandeur, and pristine wilderness. National Geographic brings together award-winning photographers to capture this outsized land of majestic dimensions and emotive power. Unparalleled images—some iconic, some rarely or never-before seen—speak to the powerful forces of nature and culture at work in the West and showcase the region as never before.


$30.00
Atlas of the Civil War
Atlas of the Civil War
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

In this one-of-a-kind atlas, scores of archival maps and dozens of new maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of America's most violent and pivotal clash of arms.


$40.00
Dear First Lady - Softcover
Dear First Lady - Softcover
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Following the success of their collaboration Dear Mr. President, Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson joined forces again to produce this charming collection of correspondence to and from First Ladies during their time in the White House.


$14.95
$9.95
Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites DVD
Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites DVD
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Religion

Its name means ''city of peace.'' But as a focal point of three major world religions, and home to some of those faiths' holiest sites, Jerusalem has witnessed 3,000 years of bloody conflict, intrigue and passion. National Geographic, with exclusive access, intimately explores locales held sacred by Christians, Jews and Muslims.


$24.95
America Before Columbus DVD
America Before Columbus DVD
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells us that America wasn't exactly a "New World," but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals, and causeways. But after Columbus set foot in the Americas, an endless wave of explorers, conquistadors and settlers arrived, and with each of their ships came a Noah's Ark of plants, animals—and disease. In the first 100 years of contact, entire civilizations were wiped out and the landscape was changed forever.


$24.95
The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination DVD
The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

For nearly 45 years, hundreds of hours of news footage and radio reports quietly languished in Dallas—first kept under wraps by the local news stations who owned them, then in the vault of a museum dedicated to preserving the memory of the day John F. Kennedy was killed.


$24.95
Russia's Last Tsar DVD Exclusive
Russia's Last Tsar DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Witness the wrenching story of the collapse of the Romanov dynasty. Nicholas II had absolute power over his vast realm, yet he was helpless in the face of his son's hemophilia. Enter Rasputin, a wild-living Siberian "holy man" whose apparent ability to heal the heir won him the loyalty of Empress Alexandra—to the dismay of almost everyone else.


$19.95
The Biblical World
The Biblical World
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Casting the tumultuous history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam against the rich canvas of the Near East, The Biblical World reveals how three great religions emerged from the same cradle. Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts employs a non-denominational perspective and a wide range of sources—from ancient hieroglyphic texts to the latest scientific findings—to place Bible stories in the framework of history.


$40.00
Secret Weapon of the Confederacy DVD-R
Secret Weapon of the Confederacy DVD-R
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

It was the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship, but after only one successful mission the H.L. Hunley vanished with its crew and lay hidden for more than a century. The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the Confederacy's secret weapon have remained an enduring mystery since the Civil War era, but now NGC has uncovered what may have brought it down.


$19.95
The Gospel of Judas DVD
The Gospel of Judas DVD
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Religion

He's one of the most hated men in history: Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus. For centuries, his name has meant treachery and deceit. Hidden for nearly two thousand years, an ancient Gospel emerges from the sands of Egypt that tells a very different version of the last days of Jesus and questions the portrait of Judas Iscariot as the evil apostle.


$24.95
$4.99
Birth of Civilization DVD
Birth of Civilization DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

The Earth has witnessed the birth, growth and disappearance of numerous species. But one species, Homo sapiens, set off to conquer the world. Man hunted and domesticated animals, built cities, developed complex civilizations, and also created war in his quest to dominate throughout time.


$24.95
FBI Takedown DVD Exclusive
FBI Takedown DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/War and Military

Every day in the United States, 12,000 Special Agents spread out from 56 field offices to investigate a myriad of cases, but few have witnessed their efforts in the field up close and personal, until now. With extraordinary access to teams of FBI agents, National Geographic cameras take you inside the perilous world of one of America's most elite law enforcement agencies, offering a rare glimpse of their investigative strategies and techniques in action.


$19.95
$6.99
The President's Photographer DVD
The President's Photographer DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

Peter Souza is never far behind President Obama. In fact, sometimes he’s ahead of him. As the President’s chief White House photographer, Souza is the President’s shadow.

With unprecedented access, National Geographic follows the President’s photographer inside the Obama White House—aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union, and into the heart of the West Wing. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world—for history. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.


$24.95
Inside The Vatican - Expanded Edition
Inside The Vatican - Expanded Edition
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Veteran National Geographic photographer Jim Stanfield has captured nearly every corner of the Vatican, the world's smallest country and the center of the Roman Catholic Church.


$19.95
Alaska State Troopers Season Two 4-DVD Set
Alaska State Troopers Season Two 4-DVD Set
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

They patrol hundreds of miles of rugged terrain in bone chilling temperatures. Their "beat" includes an island less than two miles off the coast of Russia. And they fight crime in areas with more bears than bars. They are the Alaska State Troopers—an elite law enforcement agency specially trained to serve and protect America's largest state.


$29.95
Pearl Harbor Legacy of Attack DVD
Pearl Harbor Legacy of Attack DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/War and Military

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard tackles one of the enduring mysteries of World War II—the role of a Japanese midget sub in the attack on Pearl Harbor. As he heads out to locate the sub's wreckage, Ballard is intrigued by the possibilities. Was the submarine Pearl Harbor's first casualty? Could it have escaped the U.S. destroyer that fired upon it? And, perhaps most critical, why didn't the sub's presence tip American forces to the approaching attack?

Ballard's quest is only part of the story. Survivors' accounts describe the attack in gripping, horrifying detail, and commentary by esteemed historian Stephen Ambrose sets Pearl Harbor into its historical context. Footage from a remotely operated submersible yields unprecedented glimpses of the U.S.S. Arizona, the downed battleship that still rests in the murky waters of Pearl Harbor.


$24.95
Alaska State Troopers: Season One 2-DVD Set
Alaska State Troopers: Season One 2-DVD Set
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

They are the first line of defense on the last frontier, the roughly 400 state troopers who patrol the rugged and unforgiving terrain of Alaska. One of the toughest law enforcement agencies in the nation, these officers often travel hundreds of miles in piercing subzero temperatures, where any person they encounter could be armed.


$27.95
Inside the White House DVD
Inside the White House DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

Step inside the imposing gates of the White House for a revealing visit to the most famous, yet mysterious building in America. Discover the human side of this legendary house in candid interviews with Presidents and First Ladies, and peek inside the families' rarely-seen private living quarters. Follow along as a small army of employees whirls behind the scenes in a frenzy of activity surrounding a major state dinner.


$24.95
Life In Color
Life In Color
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Life in Color is arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty. Each chapter, devoted to a color, begins with a short, inspiring essay that explores the qualities, meaning, and symbolism of that color, written in the same warm and lovely voice that guided the reader through Visions of Earth. Color chapters include photographs that are predominantly blue, orange, green, yellow, purple, and red. Smaller sections present images in silver, brown, black, gold, white, and "unseen color"—not seen with the naked eye, such as laser, the universe, and microscopic images. Throughout, interesting quotes and surprising short insights in the captions give the reader an entirely new look at the color in the world around us.


$40.00
Inside Hurricane Katrina DVD
Inside Hurricane Katrina DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina, a category four hurricane, hits land and storms across Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, leaving in her wake a trail of devastation. Now, in this television special, the National Geographic Channel will take viewers on an in-depth examination of Katrina and uncover the decisions and circumstances that impacted countless Gulf of Mexico residents. Why were so many people left in the path of the storm and why was the response so delayed?


$24.95
$1.99
In the Footsteps of Jesus
In the Footsteps of Jesus
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

The Gospels of the New Testament describe the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from his birth in Bethlehem and his travels through Galilee, to his trial and death in Jerusalem. In the Footsteps of Jesus goes even deeper into the story of Jesus' life by following his path through the Holy Land on richly detailed maps and bringing each pivotal place to life through the latest archaeological and historical discoveries. Breathtaking photography and unique period artifacts complement fascinating text and specially created maps by National Geographic cartographers.


$40.00
American Colony: Meet the Hutterites DVD
American Colony: Meet the Hutterites DVD
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Meet the Hutterites—a small religious colony in rural Montana who holds desperately to their sacred traditions while fighting the modern temptations of the outside world. King Colony is made up of 59 people and they are almost all related. This family lives together, works together, and worships God together, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for their entire lives. And, like any family, this one doesn’t always agree. Most of the colony is holding tight to the age-old traditions of their ancestors, while others are flirting with modern society. Some feel that bringing modern technology, education, and ideas into the colony will only help it, while others fear that this modern way of thinking threatens their very existence. We follow the men, the women, the young, and the old, as they strive to live as proper Hutterites. Some will succeed, some will fail, and everyone will have a choice to make. This is the very first glimpse into the world of the Hutterites.


$19.95