Skip to content

New Arrivals - Nonfiction DVDs

Check out the nonfiction films on DVD recently added to the library's collection.


Amazon Says: In Our Own Time is the compelling story of the Bee Gees career. From their roots in the North West of England, through their early career in Australia, their return to England more...
Amazon Says: In Our Own Time is the compelling story of the Bee Gees career. From their roots in the North West of England, through their early career in Australia, their return to England and international breakthrough in the late sixties and then on to global superstardom with Saturday Night Fever and beyond. Alongside the success there is the heartache of the tragically early deaths of first their younger brother Andy and then later Maurice. The story is told in their own words through in depth new interviews with Barry and Robin Gibb and through extensive interviews with Maurice filmed shortly before his death in January 2003. These are lavishly illustrated by live performances, TV and film clips and home movies of their early days. In Our Own Time features clips of many of their greatest hits including: You Should Be Dancing , New York Mining Disaster 1941 , Massachusetts , Run To Me , Jive Talkin , Stayin Alive , Night Fever , How Deep Is Your Love , Tragedy and You Win Again and their collaborations such as Guilty with Barbara Streisand and Immortality with Celine Dion. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: Physical Geography: Making Sense of Planet Earthis an eight part HD series that explores the dramatic discoveries of the forces shaping the planet Earth and provides a more...
Amazon Says: Physical Geography: Making Sense of Planet Earthis an eight part HD series that explores the dramatic discoveries of the forces shaping the planet Earth and provides a blueprint for understanding how place and process combined to shape every aspect of the planet's physical and cultural landscape. Host Dr. Alexander B. Murphy opens the door to a whole new way of seeing and making sense of the world we find ourselves in. Dr. Murphy is a renowned geographer and chair of the National Academy of Science's ;Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences. Eight programs on 4 DVDs Programs in this series: Program 1: Inventing the Tools of Geography In this program Alec Murphy presents an historical narrative of the principles that form the foundation of geography. These include the three laws of geology, the importance of scale and the origins of the two great branches of geography: physical and human. Program 2: Portraying the Earth Alec Murphy focuses on the history of portraying the Earth and the earliest maps of ancient Greece, the 21st century computer-based GIS, Geographical Information Systems. The program includes a visit to the U.S. Geological Survey, the institution that has served as America's center for mapmaking for the past 150 years. Program 3: Landforms Landforms range in size from the continents themselves to the river valleys that most cities have developed around. In this program Alec Murphy categorizes and defines the major landforms found on the planet, including vast mountain ranges and narrow canyons. Program 4: The Ever Changing Planet Our planet is ever-changing. Earth's landforms are constantly being created and destroyed on timescales ranging from days to tens of millions of years. In this program Alec Murphy walks you through the forces shaping and destroying the planet's many landforms. Program 5: Layering the Planet Geography has found that Earth is organized into a sequence of spheres: the inner core, the crust or lithosphere, a soil layer, known as the pedosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere and biosphere. Alec Murphy shows how they are all interconnected in one dynamic system. Program 6: Geographical Regions Regions are one of the most important tools used in geographical thinking. In this program Alec Murphy shows how the planet is divided into physiographic regions, each with internal dynamic processes. Then he defines the three types of regions: formal, functional, and colloquial. Program 7: Physical Geographic Influences on the Development of Human Societies One of the great debates in geography has been:How much does place or physical geography determine human development - cultural and economic? Using historical examples and present-day case histories, Alec Murphy guides you through both sides of the argument known as environmental determinism. Featured are leading geographical thinkers. Program 8: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment Human beings have become a geographical force. In the 21st century human beings each year bring more change to the surface of the planet than all the natural forces combined. In this final program Alec Murphy presents an intriguing history of how this came to be and what the future holds for the planet and the 7 billion people living on its surface. Features: Shot in High Definition Closed Captioned Downloadable Instructors Guide Maps Graphs less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: Russia s Open Book. Some of the greatest literary achievements of the 19th and 20th century are Russian: Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, Tolstoy s War and Peace, Gogol s D more...
Amazon Says: Russia s Open Book. Some of the greatest literary achievements of the 19th and 20th century are Russian: Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, Tolstoy s War and Peace, Gogol s Dead Souls, and Solzhenitsyn s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. RUSSIA S OPEN BOOK: WRITING IN THE AGE OF PUTIN asks the question: Who is the new Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, or Gogol waiting to be discovered by the English-speaking world? Hosted by actor, author, and activist Stephen Fry, RUSSIA S OPEN BOOK focuses on six authors whose vibrant, idiosyncratic work continues to gain traction with a global audience: Dmitry Bykov, Mariam Petrosyan, Zakhar Prilepin, Anna Starobinets, Vladimir Sorokin, and Lyudmila Ultiskaya. With contributions from their literary critics, publishers, and peers, the film features extensive interviews with each author. Excerpts from their recent writing are brought to life with vivid animation sequences created exclusively for the film alongside Fry s dramatic readings of their works in English. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: Decadent rock star, 70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing more...
Amazon Says: Decadent rock star, 70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and featherand-lace style. In 2010 Nicks embarked on the recording of solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart and diva Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process. Shifting dynamically among video formats, painstaking recording sessions and revealing interviews, this magic-tinged musical journey is a loving and tuneful portrait of the eternally bewitching Gold Dust Woman. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts were a fixture on NBC s Thursday night lineup from 1973 to 1984. In those 11 years, Dean and his panel of pals successfully ridiculed, embarra more...
Amazon Says: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts were a fixture on NBC s Thursday night lineup from 1973 to 1984. In those 11 years, Dean and his panel of pals successfully ridiculed, embarrassed and made fun of legendary stars like Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin himself, to name a few---and America loved it! Over the past 20 years the roast format has really become a kind of American folklore, set at a banquet table, in which the guest of honor was showered with insults from other celebrities. This single DVD contains hours of hilarious camp and humor as the legendary Bob Hope and The Tonight Show s very own Johnny Carson are roasted by a who s who of stage, screen, sports and political stars! Roastees include John Wayne, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Don Rickles, Jimmy Stewart, Bob Newhart, Jonathan Winters, George Burns, Ginger Rogers, Foster Brooks, Rich Little, Howard Cosell, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nipsey Russell, Omar Bradley, Phyllis Diller, Neil Armstrong, Henry Kissinger, Bette Davis, Truman Capote, Joey Bishop, Flip Wilson, Ruth Buzzi, Dom DeLuise, Dionne Warwick, Barry Goldwater, Redd Foxx and Ronald Reagan. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: In the moments after 9/11 people ran for shelter in lower Manhattan. But a handful of New Yorkers turned to face the towers. In their hands, digital video cameras captured so more...
Amazon Says: In the moments after 9/11 people ran for shelter in lower Manhattan. But a handful of New Yorkers turned to face the towers. In their hands, digital video cameras captured sounds and images few could ever have imagined. Then, in the days that followed, cameras continued to document the drama, passions, anger and fear as New York came to terms with life under a plume of smoke and ash. The film is seen through the eyes of a postal worker, a college professor, a middle-school student, a Muslim-American Woman and a firefighter s wife, twenty seven real New Yorkers who captured what they experienced and told their stories. It is a film not just about the destruction of the towers, but what happened afterwards, the rollercoaster of shock, anger, passion and love that took the city to the brink of disaster -- and back. Special Features: Making The Memorial Museum Slideshow/Photo Gallery less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: Follows the creation of four extraordinary skyscrapers, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way we live, work, and how we protect ourselves from potential threats, both more...
Amazon Says: Follows the creation of four extraordinary skyscrapers, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way we live, work, and how we protect ourselves from potential threats, both from the environment and terrorist attacks. Episodes include: One World Trade Center; One57; Shanghai Tower; and The Leadenhall Building. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: THE DUKES OF SEPTEMBER a super group comprised of pop/rock/R&B icons Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs a brand new DVD and Blu Ray t more...
Amazon Says: THE DUKES OF SEPTEMBER a super group comprised of pop/rock/R&B icons Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs a brand new DVD and Blu Ray to coincide with its PBS debut airing on Great Performances. Filmed in November of 2012, this concert features the Dukes of Septembers dynamic rock and soul revue with not only showcasing their well-known hits such as Reelin in the Years, Lido Shuffle and Takin it to the Streets , but also forays into rock and R&B gems such as Sweet Soul Music and Love T.K.O. Says the Hollywood Reporter: If this be minstrelsy, it s a pretty classy and irresistible version of it. Listing of Musical Performances: People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul Whos That Lady? Sweet Soul Music I Keep Forgettin Kid Charlegmagne The Same Thing Miss Sun You Can Never Tell What A Fool Believes Hey Nineteen Love T.K.O. Peg Lowdown Takin It To The Streets Reelin In The Years Lido Shuffle Pretzel Logic Them Changes less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: WWE: Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection (3-Disc)(DVD) more...
Amazon Says: WWE: Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection (3-Disc)(DVD) less...
Amazon
Print

Comment about this page...