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The Manners of Downton Abbey
Alastair Bruce, host. Louise Wardle, director.
Studio: PBS.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 841887023269.  Daedalus Item Code: 49733
 
What goes on behind the scenes to get the etiquette of 1900s Britain exactly right on Downton Abbey and to ensure its historical accuracy? Historian Alastair Bruce, an expert on royal ceremony ... (Read More)
 
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Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Christopher Lee, narrator. Keith Melton, director.
Studio: Image Entertainment.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 014381346527.  Daedalus Item Code: 68479
 
Although the pharaohs were buried in splendor alongside extravagant treasures, it is their mummies that are the most important and interesting finds in the eyes of many Egyptologists. Christopher Lee ... (Read More)
 
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Nature: Chimpanzees—An Unnatural History
Allison Argo, narrator.
Studio: Questar.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 033937037368.  Daedalus Item Code: 68302
 
In 1959, the U.S. Air Force captured dozens of baby chimpanzees in Africa, transporting them to Alamogordo, New Mexico. With their genetic resemblance to humans, the chimps became ideal test ... (Read More)
 
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Nature: Voyage of the Lonely Turtle
F. Murray Abraham, narrator.
Studio: Questar.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 033937037955.  Daedalus Item Code: 68303
 
In this poignant documentary, a sea turtle embarks on a 9,000-mile migration across the Pacific Ocean, one of the longest such journeys in the animal kingdom. Swimming from the coast of Mexico to a ... (Read More)
 
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Omnibus—American Profiles
Alistair Cooke, host. William Faulkner, Pearl S. Buck, Frank Lloyd Wright, James Thurber, Leonard Bernstein & others.
Studio: E1 Entertainment.   Format: 2 DVDs Full screen.
UPC: 741952695493.  Daedalus Item Code: 68108
 
One of TV's most distinguished series, Omnibus—hosted by the urbane Alistair Cooke—documented American social, political, and cultural concerns from 1952 to 1961, winning more than 65 awards ... (Read More)
 
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Omnibus—James Agee's Mr. Lincoln and the Civil War
Alistair Cooke, host. Royal Dano, Joanne Woodward, James Agee & others. Norman Lloyd, director.
Studio: E1 Entertainment.   Format: 2 DVDs Full screen.
UPC: 741952682691.  Daedalus Item Code: 68109
 
Originally produced in 1952 for Omnibus—a distinguished television series hosted by Alistair Cooke that ran from 1952 to 1961 and won more than 65 awards including nine Emmys and two ... (Read More)
 
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Our World at War: Before Pearl Harbor:1931–1941; After Pearl Harbor: 1941–1946; Murder Under the Sun: Japanese War Crimes
Don Horan, director.
Studio: Legend Films.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 844503002785.  Daedalus Item Code: 68440
 
Using rare archival footage and informed narration, this three-part documentary surveys history's most destructive conflict. Before Pearl Harbor delves into the Axis powers' prewar buildup and ... (Read More)
 
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Phrenology: Revealing the Mysteries of the Mind
John van Wyhe & others.
Studio: BFS Entertainment.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 066805301353.  Daedalus Item Code: 58469
 
From its emergence in the 18th century to the present day, phrenology—the belief that each contour and bump of your skull can reveal clues to your character or help diagnose medical conditions—has ... (Read More)
 
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Planet Carnivore—Sharks and Lions
Alec Baldwin, narrator.
Studio: National Geographic.   Format: DVD Letterbox.
UPC: 727994752240.  Daedalus Item Code: 58371
 
Two of the most formidable and feared predators and undeniably the tops of their respective food chains—the great white shark and the lion—are the focus of this 2007 documentary, narrated by Alec ... (Read More)
 
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Robert Drew, director.
Studio: Docurama.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 767685956236.  Daedalus Item Code: 68436
 
Making use of the most portable sound and film equipment available, documentarian Robert Drew chronicles here the 1960 Wisconsin Democratic primary contest between John F. Kennedy and Hubert ... (Read More)
 
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Ride Around the World: The Amazing Global Journey of the Cowboy
Harry Lynch, director.
Studio: Image Entertainment.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 014381352825.  Daedalus Item Code: 68480
 
Not just an archetype of the American West, cowboys have a history that spans the continents and extends back more than 1200 years. Filmed for IMAX, this multifaceted program features a re-enactment ... (Read More)
 
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The Roosevelts—An Intimate History: A Film by Ken Burns
Peter Coyote, narrator. Ken Burns, director.
Studio: PBS.   Format: 7 DVDs, boxed Widescreen.
UPC: 841887021579.  Daedalus Item Code: 49443
 
This groundbreaking series chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, weaving their individual stories into a single narrative. The seven-part, 14-hour program follows this ... (Read More)
 
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