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    For Grades K1-5:

  1. America's State History: 5 Volumes
  2. US Presidents Series: 5 Volumes (with animation)

    For Grades K6 thru College:

  3. America's State Capitals Series: 5 Volumes
  4. US Presidents Series: 5 Volumes
  5. Forming of a Nation Series: 10 Volumes (both above)

    Hosted by Professor Elliot Engel

  6. Charles Dickens
  7. Edgar Allen Poe
  8. The Greatness of Gone With the Wind
  9. A Light History of the English Language
  10. Mark Twain
  11. The Mystery of Robert E. Lee
  12. William Shakespeare
  13. Winston Churchill

    Great Moments of Our Century - 5 Volumes

  14. 1.) 1900-1918: A New World/Beyond the Front.
  15. 2.) 1918-1939: The Years of Jazz/Great Illusions
  16. 3.) 1939-1958: Lost Paradise/Westwards, Eastwards.
  17. 4.) 1958-1980: New Wave/Peace and Love.
  18. 5.) 1980-1990: Our Century: Solidarity.

    The Silk Road - 6 Volume Collector's Set

  19. 1.) Glories of Ancient Chang-An.
  20. 2.) A Thousand Kilometers Beyond the Yellow River.
  21. 3.) The Art Gallery in the Desert.
  22. 4.) The Dark Castle.
  23. 5.) In Search of the Kingdom of Lou-Ian.
  24. 6.) Across the Taklamakan Desert.

    The Silk Road: Part II - 6 Volume Collector'sSet

  25. 1.) Khotan-Oasis of Silk and Jade.
  26. 2.) A Heat Wave Called Turfan.
  27. 3.) Through the Tian Shan Mountains by Rail.
  28. 4.) Journey into Music-South through Tian Shan Mtns.
  29. 5.) Where Horses Fly Like the Wind.
  30. 6.) Two Roads to the Pamirs.

    Wars in Peace - 6 Volume Series

  31. 1.) Korea/Vietnam.
  32. 2.) The 6 Day War.
  33. 3.) Iran & Iraq/Afghanistan.
  34. 4.) Terrorism Lebanon.
  35. 5.) The Falklands Special Forces.
  36. 6.) The Gulf War.

    The Real Richard Nixon - Collector's Set - 3 Volumes

  37. 1.) Early Life
  38. 2.) Pat
  39. 3.) Twenty Eight Days

  40. Hitler: The Final Chapter
  41. Mein Kampf: The Movie

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The US Presidents Series: 5 Volumes - 275 minutes/$149.75
Grades K1-5: This series will walk you through the life, families and accomplishments of all 42 Presidents. A fascinating series with animation, graphics and illustrations to help you watch their lives unfold, from their youth to taking office. The voice overs are preformed by Middle & High School students. A must for American history studies. Item #PMM01

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America's State History: 5 Volumes - 175 minutes/$149.75
Grades K1-5: Divided into five (5) regions: Northeast; Southeast; Central; Southwest; and Northwest. A great educational tool that guides you through all 50 states, providing information on state capitals, birds, mottos, songs, trees and much more. "Did you know" questions reveal rare and interesting facts. Item #PMM02

Save $100.00 -- purchase both of the above items for $199.00
10 Volumes -- 450 minutes
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The US Presidents Series: 5 Volumes- 270 minutes/$149.75
Grades K-6 through College: This series is similar, yet distinct from the one above for grades k1-5, in that it was edited for a more mature audience. The animation has been edited out, as well as the voice over preformed by an adult with more sophisticated material inserted. Item #PMM03

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America's State Capitals & States Series: 5 Volumes - 175 minutes/$149.75
Grades K6 through College: All fifty (50) states are presented in the order in which they entered the union. Learn the history behind each. Discover the varying architecture of the buildings. One tape also covers Washington DC with a focus on the Smithsonian Institute, Arlington National Cemetery, the underground chambers of the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. An excellent addition to any American history collection. Item #PMM04

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The Forming of a Nation Series:

The Forming of a Nation Series: 10 Volumes - 445 minutes/$199.00
Both of the above series:
America's State Capitals & State Series: 5 Volumes - 175 minutes and
The US Presidents Series: 5 Volumes - 270 minutes Item #PMM05

Sample reviews:
  1. Lively introduction to the state capitals . . . enthusiastic Narrator . . . vintage photographs . . . scenic footage. Great for students. Booklist.
  2. Great source of information. University of Memphis.
  3. Very pleased with [these] videos. State Library of Louisiana.
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The following 8 titles are hosted by Professor Elliot Engel, whose books have been published in Britain & America. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Newsweek and lectures enjoyed by thousands throughout the US, Europe and Japan. Professor Engel's videos have been described as perfect introductory lectures because they combine the right mix of history, information and humor. They tend to generate future interest and study in the viewer. "Add to the illustrious list [of good storytellers] Elliot Engel, a most remarkable professor" - Video Librarian

A Light History of the English Language - 37 minutes/$24.95
A thoroughly entertaining glimpse into the origins and development of our native language with enough trivia thrown in to satisfy even the most avid experts. Learn why it developed in such a fascinating way from the Celts, to the Anglo-Saxons, to the invading French. The origins of some of our common words and phrases will surely amaze you. Using anecdote, analysis and large doses of humor, Professor Engel gives new insights in the development of our native tongue. First he traces the evolution, followed by the history of English, right up to our current slide into Slurvian - otherwise known as teenspeak (where 'did your eat?' becomes 'jeet?'. Highly Recommended & 3½ stars - Video Librarian. Item #CG001

Mark Twain - 51 minutes/$39.95
Most people consider Mark Twain one of the greatest American writers, but few know the real reasons why. Journey back through time with this insightful and humorous program which has something for everyone - from young people to literary scholars. New insight in the background, life and accomplishments of this great master of literature. Item #CG002

Edgar Allen Poe - 52 minutes/$39.95
Many know the name, but few know that, at the age of 20, he single handedly invented the literary horror and short story as we know it today. And that most of his stories pale in comparison to his own life - filled with death and horror. Parts of the program were shot on location in Richmond, Virginia, where Poe lived for many years. "Editor's Choice . . 4 Stars . . Highly Recommended" - Video Librarian. Item #CG003

William Shakespeare - 50 minutes/$39.95
Take an imaginative journey back through time with this look at 16th century England which has something for everyone. "Immensely entertaining . . Highly Recommended" - Video Librarian. Item #CG004

Charles Dickens - 44 minutes/$39.95
Professor Engel bares the surprising roots of Dickens unique imagination and demonstrates that the author's life was far more astonishing than any of his novels. Rare photographs and drawings are used to compliment the presentation. "Dr. Engel revives the genius of my great grandfather - and every other author he touches." Cedric Charles Dickens. Item #CG005

The Mystery of Robert E. Lee - 63 minutes/$39.95
Begins with the tragic youth of Lee and guides us step-by-step through the events which influence and mold this great man. Learn of his dutiful responsibilities to his invalid mother, his failure as director of West Point, his association with General Scott during the war with Mexico and his rise to Confederate General. "One of my favorite Storytellers. This program will prove fascinating to anyone interested in history. Recommended" - Video Librarian. Item #CG006

Winston Churchill - 58 minutes/$39.95
A delightful story, many facets of which have remained virtually unknown. Reveals an even more inspiring public and private figure than previously thought, a touchingly human hero. Begins with the disputed circumstances surrounding his birth, his early childhood and proceeds to the events which later mold this great man - the tumultuous early 20th century, the rise of the Third Reich and the resulting WWII. Recommended & 3 stars - Video Librarian. Item #CG007

The Greatness of Gone With the Wind - 60 minutes/$39.95
One of the most popular novels and motion pictures of all time, but few people know the real story - the novel has little to do with the Civil War and the Deep South, but is really a glimpse into the real life and loves of Margaret Mitchell. Her only novel was an instant success, unfortunately, Professor Engel tells us, she died an untimely death in a bizarre accident in Atlanta. Item #CG008

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Great Moments of Our Century - 5 Volumes - 495 minutes/$89.95
A compelling and objective summary of the most important social, political and technological milestones of the century. From wars and natural disasters, to sporting events and innovations in communications and transportation, these programs covers all significant events from 1900 to 1990.Witness first hand, the sinking of the Titanic to the assassination of President Kennedy and the fall of Communism. An educational, yet entertaining documentary series. A must for schools, libraries and the special interest collector.

      1. 1900-1918: A New World/Beyond the Front.
      2. 1918-1939: The Years of Jazz/Great Illusions.
      3. 1939-1958: Lost Paradise/Westwards, Eastwards.
      4. 1958-1980: New Wave/Peace and Love.
      5. 1980-1990: Our Century: Solidarity. Item #CP029
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The Silk Road - 6 Volume Collector's Set - 330 minutes/$149.95
Journey thousands of miles from China to Rome, exploring the art, culture and history of Asia, in a series of stand-alone documentaries focused on the famous Silk Road Linking Europe and China. Traveled by Marco Polo. Incredible scenery, fascinating art and beautiful music are brought together to create an unforgettable, enlightening experience. See the Great Wall of China; the magnificent Clay Army; secret caves containing religious art from Ancients Greece, India & China; the giant Buddha Marco Polo wrote home about 700 years ago; the lands and the people of the great Genghis Khan; the mysterious and forbidding deserts that separate China from the West. 3½ Stars Video Librarian. Definitely not to be missed. School Library Journal. 5 Stars Video Rating Guide for Libraries. Beautifully shot, an enticing glimpse of a fascinatiung culture. Booklist.

      1. Glories of Ancient Chang-An.
      2. A Thousand Kilometers Beyond the Yellow River.
      3. The Art Gallery in the Desert.
      4. The Dark Castle.
      5. In Search of the Kingdom of Lou-Ian.
      6. Across the Taklamakan Desert. Item #CP035
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The Silk Road: Part II - 6 Volume Collector's Set - 330 minutes/$149.95
Continues with additional volumes of glorious sights, sounds and historic drama. This unparalleled documentary is the first co-production of China Central Television and the outside world. Each of the Silk Road Series were ten years in the making at a cost exceeding $50 million per.

      1. Khotan-Oasis of Silk and Jade.
      2. A Heat Wave Called Turfan.
      3. Through the Tian Shan Mountains by Rail.
      4. Journey into Music-South through the Tian Shan Mountains.
      5. Where Horses Fly Like the Wind.
      6. Two Roads to the Pamirs. Item #CP042
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Wars in Peace - 6 Volume Series - 468 minutes/$149.95
Shocking, Devastating, Riveting, Events that made history. A tour de force of the battles fought from Korea and Vietnam to the desert lands of Israel and Kuwait. Witness how technology changed the way battles were fought; from the use of jets in Korea to the incredible Blitzkrieg of the Gulf. Learn of the growing use of the Special Forces such as the British SAS, The Soviet Spetznaz, and America's own Delta Force.

1. Korea/Vietnam.
2. The 6 Day War.
3. Iran & Iraq/Afghanistan.
4. Terrorism Lebanon.
5. The Falklands Special Forces.
6. The Gulf War. Item #CP049
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Hitler: The Final Chapter - 51 minutes/$29.95
Contains never-before-seen footage of the bunker where Hitler and his chiefs spent their last days. Listen, for the first time, to an exclusive interview with one of the chief Soviet investigators concerning Hitler's demise. It's gripping and sometimes gruesome...a world scoop. Garry Mansfield, Herald-Sun. Item #CP056

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Mein Kampf: The Movie - 120 minutes/$39.95
The movie classic of Hitler's Rise and Fall, released by Columbia Picture, is the most credible and accurate depiction pf the actual steps taken by Adolph Hitler to conquer the world. In this specially remastered original length version, the mind-numbing truth is laid bare. Every shot in this film is authentic, including never-before-seen footage from the secret archives of the Nazi SS Elite Guard. The film is a lecture in film moral and esthetics. Walter Schubert, Director of the German Film Museum in Frankfurt. Item #CP057

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The Real Richard Nixon - Collector's Set - 3 Volumes - 201 minutes/$49.95
Nixon agreed that his story must be told for posterity by the man who knew it best -- himself. In the privacy of a television studio, and under the unrelenting cross-examination of Frank Gannon, the former president let down his guard. He reminisced about his youth, his ambitions, and his first love. He could now openly and freely discuss the events that so greatly impacted the nation and himself. Viewed as an historical record, it is a necessary one. Booklist.

    1. Early Life: Covers his Quaker upbringing in California to his experiences in the South Seas during World War II, and his election to Congress in 1946.
    2. Pat: Labeled Plastic Pat' by the Press, yet named to the list of Most Admired Women, this volume details Pat Nixon's surprising opinions about politics.
    3. Twenty Eight Days: Nixon painfully analyzes the Watergate hearings - who was involved and why. Discover at what point he knew he'd lost the presidency and why he elected to resign. Item #CP058
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