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The American future [videorecording (DVD)] : a history / Simon Schama ; .an Oxford Film and Television production for British Broadcasting Corporation.

Schama, Simon. (Added Author). Hobkinson, Sam. (Added Author). Pollack, Ricardo. (Added Author). Cowton, Andy. (Added Author). British Broadcasting Corporation. (Added Author). British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service. (Added Author). BBC Video (Firm) (Added Author). Warner Home Video (Firm) (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Columbia Gorge Community College. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Columbia Gorge Community College Library.

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Summary:

After 9/11, after Katrina, Enron and Baghdad, the robustness of American optimism is struggling to reassert itself against the sobering reality of military frustration and domestic anxieties. This is an America grappling with an un-American sense of its own limits. Turning to fascinating moments in American history to understand the present, connecting legendary presences such as Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford, and others with contemporary soldiers, businessmen, truckers and politicians. The United States, past and present, facing its moment of truth.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 973.93 AMERI 2009 (Text) 39705000028737 DVD DVD None 11/29/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419877410
  • ISBN: 9781419877414
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : BBC Video ; [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Documentary.
Originally broadcast on BBC television in 2008.
Special features: special introduction by Simon Schama filmed on Nov. 5, 2008, where he discusses why he chose to do this project, how the presidential election has inspired him and how America is once again reinventing itself; photo gallery
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Written and presented by Simon Schama ; produced and directed by Sam Hobkinson & Ricardo Pollack; Composer: Andy Cowton.
Summary, etc.:
After 9/11, after Katrina, Enron and Baghdad, the robustness of American optimism is struggling to reassert itself against the sobering reality of military frustration and domestic anxieties. This is an America grappling with an un-American sense of its own limits. Turning to fascinating moments in American history to understand the present, connecting legendary presences such as Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford, and others with contemporary soldiers, businessmen, truckers and politicians. The United States, past and present, facing its moment of truth.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD-5 ; NTSC; Widescreen (16:9 enhanced) ; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Note:
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government > 2001-2009.
Optimism > United States.
Scandals > United States > History.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television programs.
DVD-Video discs.

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