This captivating documentary collection explores the pioneering achievements along America’s conquests in a Prelude to Power.
The pursuit of The American Dream contains a deeply rooted history of individuals and industry that have served as the foundation for our powerful nation. From weapons of war to bi-coastal transportation systems, the rise of the United States as the world leader could not have happened without innovation, ingenuity and a rigorous pursuit of global domination.
11 DVDs - 37 hours – 37 minutes
MV52914 Guns – The Evolution of Firearms
400 Years of Firearm History!
The greatest gift of mankind over beasts is his ability to craft and use tools. From the simple stone axe to modern warfare technology the relationship between man and survival has been an ongoing battle from the beginning of time. Blast through authentic archived photos, comprehensive video footage and in-depth re-enactments as you discover the achievements and tribulations that played major roles in the shots heard round the world.
From the conquering of game, power and land this 7 Part Documentary shoots through 400 years of the events and developments that shaped...The Evolution of Firearms!
2 DVDs – 4 hr 40 min
MV52797 Lincoln - Trial By Fire - Documentary Collection + feature film
Explore the life and times of Abraham Lincoln in five insightful documentaries! It’s a historical journey through one the most significant times in our nation's history.
LINCOLN: TRIAL BY FIRE
Cliff Robertson narrates this dramatization focuses on the little-known life-and-death struggle of power between President Lincoln and his general in command of the Army of the Potomac, George McClellan, and the events leading to the Emancipation Proclamation.
THEY'VE KILLED PRESIDENT LINCOLN
A stirring and factual documentary-drama showcasing the events that occurred before and after the assassination of President Lincoln.
NO RETREAT FROM DESTINY: THE BATTLE THAT RESCUED WASHINGTON
The true story of the Confederacy's last great invasion of the north, in July 1864, and the subsequent attack on Washington, D.C. that almost brought the northern war effort to its knees.
LINCOLN'S LAST NIGHT
This two-part docudrama tells the fascinating story of Abraham Lincoln and his murderer John Wilkes Booth.
FIRED BY LIBERTY: BLACK SOLDIERS OF THE CIVIL WAR
A first-of-its-kind, live-action documentary DVD on the life, uniforms, drill and stories of the African-American Soldiers who fought during the Civil War.
3 DVDs – 8 hr 47 min
MV50960 Railroads: Tracks Across America
A Timeless Journey Riding the Rails!
This comprehensive documentary collection is composed of 36 fascinating features chronicling the development of the railroad industry from the first transcontinental line, freight and Pullman cars, to modern diesel engines. Ride along with this nostalgic collection that takes you to a romantic place where steam rises from the dense population centers in the East to the snow-peaked mountains of the West. Go back to the days when trains brought loved ones home to small towns where the American railroad network is still a vital part of their transportation system today. See the people and machines that built the Tracks Across America which is sure to please train enthusiasts old and new.
2 DVDs – 12 hr 36 min
MV53018 Gangster Empire: Rise of the Mob
A Saga of Bloodshed, Betrayal & Big Business!
Roam through the dark and smoke filled history of the most ruthless men and family enterprises that changed crime in America! From bootlegs to urban battlefields this groundbreaking series traces the origin of the gangs that dominated criminal activities and invented their own codes of conduct. Meet the legendary figures and discover the real story behind the violence and corruption that pulsed through the soul of the Gangster Empire! Includes the real stories, portrayed through authentic re-enactments, of figures like Al Capone, Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky!
2 DVDs – 4 hr 36 min
MV53048 The Prize - An Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Strike it Rich, with History!
Based on Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer Prize-winning book and narrated by award-winning actor Donald Sutherland, The Prize is an exciting and entertaining eight-part series that captures the fascinating stories behind the global hunt for oil. Shot on location in Azerbaijan, Egypt, England, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Turkey and the United States, this series features fascinating characters, archival footage, and interviews with the people who shaped the oil industry.
2 DVDs – 6 hr 58 min
37 hr 37 min
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