Important True To Life Stories In Print And On DVD

A Listmania! list by Andre S. Grindle "Andre' Grindle" (Brewer Maine)
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The list author says: "Growing up in special education I tend to be a big advocate of self education. It can be frustrating at times. But one of the elements that helped me through reading troubles and such were true to life documentaries through PBS and later History Channel. They also led me to many books I've read that tell similar stories. So here's a list of how I learned important things about the world."
The Making of Liberty - By Four-Time Academy Award Winner
1.  The Making of Liberty - By Four-Time Academy Award Winner DVD ~ Gary Merrill
The list author says:
  "The first documentary I ever saw. And I may love and appreciate it,as an artist more than that even today."
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NOVA - Hurricane
2.  NOVA - Hurricane DVD ~ Hugh Willoughby
The list author says:
  "Inspiring stories of NOAA plane flights into the eye of Hurricane Gilbert. Also some compelling human tales,even with some humor from survivors of Hurricane Camille in 1969."
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2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Dinosaur! [VHS]
3.  Dinosaur! [VHS] VHS Christopher Reeve
The list author says:
  "One of the best dinosaur stories available. Using advanced animatronics,in depth interviews with some of the worlds greatest paleontologists and a wonderful narration by the late Christopher Reeves this is exciting and scientifically sound for young people and largely thanks to Reeves intelligent and philosophical enough for adults."
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes [SADAKO & THE THOUSAND PAPER CR]
4.  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes [SADAKO & THE THOUSAND PAPER CR] by Eleanor Coerr
The list author says:
  "Upon reading this in fourth grade this was my first time hearing about the ugly and controversial atomic bombing of Hiroshima at the end of 1945. And the effect it had on an active 10 year old girl. One of the most important tales for anyone young and old. Sad in a way but also very inspiring."
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Amadeus
5.  Amadeus DVD ~ F. Murray Abraham
The list author says:
  "Considered by many to be a historical abomination,it's told from the point of view  of Antonio Salieri, a jilted composer who resorts to suicide and mental illness later in life. Wonderfully performed by F Murray Abraham, this gives a strong overview aside from it's often comical nature what might go through the mind of a mental patient before mental illness was well understood."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,733 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

The Atomic Cafe
6.  The Atomic Cafe DVD ~ Paul Tibbets
The list author says:
  "A wonderfully unique combination of documentary and dark comedy produced in 1982 with a new and innovative style. Somewhat influenced by the found sound sampling of hip-hop in that era this uses a cut-n-paste technique of stringing together old footage,without any narration to tell the story of the first decade of the atomic age. An excellent subject told with an inventive cinematic style."
$13.95   Used & New from: $7.25
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

American Experience - Coney Island
7.  American Experience - Coney Island DVD ~ Philip Bosco
The list author says:
  "Excellent document of how integral three amusement parks on a New York City island had in developing the post Victorian class system in America. Fun and informative."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Eyes on The Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965
8.  Eyes on The Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 DVD ~ Narrated by Julian Bond
The list author says:
  "This has to be the essential televised volume on the civil rights movement in America,tracing events from Emmett Till up through Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign. A wonderful document of an extrodinary time in American history."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of the Apollo Project (1994) [VHS]
9.  Moon Shot: The Inside Story of the Apollo Project (1994) [VHS] VHS Barry Corbin
The list author says:
  "Wonderful first hand document of the first years of the space program told by Mercury astronaut Deke Slayton (voiced by Barry Corbin,who played fictional astronaut Maurice Minnifield on TV's 'Northern Exposure'. Informative and often extremely funny."
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Jazz : A Film By Ken Burns
10.  Jazz : A Film By Ken Burns DVD ~ Joe Thomas
The list author says:
  "Open minded jazz fans will likely find the final volume of this typical and disappointing. However the breadth of what i covers,the poetic recitation of the history and the education on this neglected American art form makes it all worth it"
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In the Arms of Morpheus: The Tragic History of Laudanum, Morphine, And Patent Medicines
11.  In the Arms of Morpheus: The Tragic History of Laudanum, Morphine, And Patent Medicines by Barbara Hodgson
The list author says:
  "A wonderful volume on the nature of how the use of a narcotic actually had a huge influence on popular culture. One that seems to have held on up to this very day."
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Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way The History Channel DVD
12.  Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way The History Channel DVD 
The list author says:
  "Superb volume on the history of drug addiction around the world. One that wasn't shy of pointing out racism's place in all the different drug epidemics throughout history"
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NOVA - Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
13.  NOVA - Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America DVD ~ Nancy Porter
The list author says:
  "Compelling Nova documentary,told partially with re-enactments about a lady named Mary Mallon,an unlucky Irish immigrant labelled "typoid mary" when she was discovered to be the first healthy disease carrier in America. Wonderful look on how class,race and sex plays into public health."
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Barefoot Gen, Vol. 1: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
14.  Barefoot Gen, Vol. 1: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima by Keiji Nakazawa
The list author says:
  "Keiji Nakazawa's wonderfully fair and balanced view of life in Hiroshima in the several months before it became the site of the first atomic attack,the first book of a ten manga volume set. Does an excellent job in particular at how the Japanese of the era mistreated it's own citizens."
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Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story
15.  Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story DVD ~ Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Amazing story of the famous record label that helped bring Southern soul and funk to the masses. Also does an excellent job at showcasing how integral they were,through Wattstax and general inspiration to the late 60's Black Power movement"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
16.  Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069 by William Strauss
The list author says:
  "Simply put,one of the most compelling American history books ever written! By using the singular thread of generational change to even try to predict the future it got so much about human beings SPOT ON as a result"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
17.  Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community DVD ~ Rita Mae Brown
The list author says:
  "An essential story for everyone. Especially in a day when the gay/lesbian community has become so fragmented and cynical as they struggle for basic human rights. This is the story of how things were when people of a certain sexual orientation were considered "sick"."
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Face Language: A Guide to Meeting the Right Person...
18.  Face Language: A Guide to Meeting the Right Person... by Robert L. Whiteside
The list author says:
  "An interesting volume that I found cleaning out my grandmothers house once. Does an interesting job at explaining why one's appearance meant was considered so important in judging someones internal character."
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Tom Dowd & the Language of Music
19.  Tom Dowd & the Language of Music DVD ~ Ray Charles
The list author says:
  "There's a lot of information here about the famed music producer,including how he somewhat unknowingly worked for the Manhattan project. A good mixture of the connection between the rock era and the atomic age via one person."
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Declassified: Human Experimentation
20.  Declassified: Human Experimentation DVD ~ Declassified-Human Experimentation
The list author says:
  "Though very much the product of 1990's non-trust and paranoia,this does an excellent job at explaining much of that as it examines how all too many of the so-called "greatest generation (depression/WWII era) participated in projects involving human guinea pigs. Actually a lot more positive minded in the end than one might think."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones
21.  Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones by Quincy Jones
The list author says:
  "Probably the essential biography from a man whose not only seen and done all one could do in music in the past half century but dealt with two near fatalities of his own as well as mental illness in his family. Excellent profile for those exploring personal growth and strength of character."
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Chisholm '72 - Unbought & Unbossed
22.  Chisholm '72 - Unbought & Unbossed DVD ~ Shirley Chisholm
The list author says:
  "Superb document on a superb human being."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

American Experience: The Lobotomist
23.  American Experience: The Lobotomist DVD ~ Narrated by Campbell Scott
The list author says:
  "Disturbing but worthwhile story. Not only of the Walter Freeman,the eccentric founder of trans orbital lobotomy but also speaks of the things we value about humanity."
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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
24.  Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin DVD ~ Martin Luther King
The list author says:
  "Superbly constructed documentary on the almost fearless civil rights movement initiator,pacifist and openly homosexual who continually spoke his mind with intelligence and gusto."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Helen's War
25.  Helen's War DVD ~ Dr. Helen Caldicott
The list author says:
  "Not necessarily a pretty story. But one of one truly no nonsense lady with the emotional fortitude to speak out against war and mass destruction when no one else would. Overall message?Pessimism is a copout."
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An Arthur Dong Film: Licensed to Kill
26.  An Arthur Dong Film: Licensed to Kill DVD ~ Donald Aldrich
The list author says:
  "Very psychological and soulful exploration on those serving prison sentences for murder...of homosexuals. And their motivations and feelings. Frank,to the point and very moving."
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On of the best Documentries I've ever seen, however... 0 Jan 11, 2015
Menu piece 0 Mar 7, 2014
Where's the DVD? 5 Mar 3, 2014
closed captioning 0 Nov 11, 2013
Is there any region that offers the Theatrical cut on blu ray? 0 Oct 9, 2013
Most striking omissions 1 Apr 2, 2013
Director's cut or Theatrical version? 24 Oct 13, 2012
Compulsory D-cut viewing? 2 Aug 11, 2012
Region 1, 2 or 3? 1 Mar 5, 2012
does this set include a music only disc, too? 1 Sep 18, 2011
Subtitles and closed caption 1 Dec 27, 2010
Is this volume 1 or 5 1 Oct 10, 2008
 
   

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