History Specials 1 Season 2013

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Season 1
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176. Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live TV-14 CC

This special seeks to explain the enigmatic Oswald using a brand new approach. No other documentary has exclusively traced Oswald's actions in the minutes, hours and days following the events in Dallas.

Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes
Original air date:
November 22, 2013

Available to watch on supported devices.

Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live

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Season 1

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Genres Military & War
Season year 2014
Network A&E Television Networks
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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If you liked "Rome" you will love this, too!
JTP
This is a comprehensive overview of the Medieval period, approved by my significant other who is a graduate student in history.
MIBirder
I was able to download and watch the video with little difficulty.
Robert Sanders

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jake on March 20, 2012
This was an amazing show! It was factual, engaging, beautiful to the eye, and a very quick 2 hours. I very much enjoyed that Loades didn't dress up in the various costumes for his presentation, but kept his clothes simple and understated, drawing far less attention to himself than his subject, allowing the viewer to see how history LOOKS. I also liked that he didn't dwell on the royalty and nobility, but got in and got his hands dirty with the ploughman and the castle masons. I have ALREADY recommended this video to many of my friends, and will continue to do so. It is an invaluable look at the high medieval period from all the various strata of society.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Tom G on June 19, 2011
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Just got thru watching the Third Reich Part 1 and 2 the Rise and the Fall. This has to be the best documentary I have ever seen of the war taken from a German perspective and how one man could take a nation down to destruction. This should be required viewing for every student in school. I have seen many documentaries on World War II but none that came at it from the perspective of the German people. Thank you history channel for producing a excellent documentary
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With its bold promise and provocative title, the History Channel documentary "History of the World in Two Hours" has a lot to live up to. But seriously, anyone who thinks this will be a complete or comprehensive chronicle of almost 14 billion years is probably setting their expectations a little high. For one thing, as this aired on the History Channel with commercials--it actually boils down to 88 minutes from start to finish! Heck, who needs a full two hours? The title is a teaser, a novelty. This is a breezy and entertaining trip through history that starts with concepts related to the formation of earth and ends in contemporary society. In between, we hit certain highlights from the realms of chemistry, biology, astrophysics, paleontology, anthropology and history that help to overview key components that made life possible, sustainable, and able to evolve into its recognizable modern configuration. Certainly, this isn't an in-depth analysis of any one thing in particular, it's just a quick glimpse of important elements that were vital in shaping the earth as we know it.

Perhaps the strongest aspect of "History of the World in Two Hours" comes in its early segments when we're discussing how certain elements were formed that contributed to earth being a viable planet on which life could thrive. The sciences combine to form an intriguing tale of evolution and I like that the piece shows how the physical composition of the atmosphere changed, gives the reasons behind it, and points to future consequences. As the documentary progresses, however, the components can become a bit more hit or miss. And while it seems rather cursory and simplistic, the dispersal of humans, the growth of civilizations, and the union of the continents through exploration give one a lot to think about.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ek on July 19, 2012
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As a medieval enthusiast, I'm well acquainted with Mike Loades' work. Once again he creates a program that is both informative and entertaining. Well suited for both the hard core medievalist and the average viewer, Going Medieval is worth your time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By pirate hunter on November 25, 2011
I thought the Pirate Island show on History Channel H2 was interesting, well done, and left me wondering what really exists below the waters of Sainte Marie harbor and inside the Pirate Island tunnels. I am also interested in learning more about the pirate cemetary on the island and hope history Channel follows this up with another episode from Madagascar.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kirk Nelson on November 20, 2011
This is the best documentary I have ever seen. It takes you from the Big Bang to today and shows how the physics and geology of the universe led to the rise of human civilization. It is truely an amazing video!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bennett on September 6, 2012
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This video covers all sorts of information in the 13th and 14th century, it demonstrates not only medieval combat but also building castles, the foods eaten and the way of life in medieval times. Not to mention the host, Mike Loades brings an enthusiasm that makes everything interesting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MIBirder on September 18, 2012
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This is a comprehensive overview of the Medieval period, approved by my significant other who is a graduate student in history. The quality was fantastic, we watched it on our flat screen in high quality with no pixelation or sound issues. I highly recommend this video!
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