Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers

DVD - 2000
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They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar bills and pocket change.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : A & E Television Networks : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, c2000.
ISBN: 9780767030939
0767030931
9781422994986
1422994988
Branch Call Number: E302.5 .F68 2000
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 200 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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swyckl
Apr 26, 2019

I liked this Biography Documentary DVD. It was comprehensive and informative. I enjoyed this series. This is 4 documentaries each 50 minutes long. They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Because despite what some history books and much folklore would have us believe, our nation's revered "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Now, in this comprehensive four-part series, gain a fascinating, engagingly intimate glimpse behind the iconic images on the marble busts and the noble faces gazing out from our dollar bills and pocket change. And discover the remarkable, unseen private sides of the men who risked their reputations, fortunes and lives for the cause of American independence. This History Channel production presents the full stories of eight of America's founders. Founding Fathers portray the men how they actually were: brilliant, brave, and flawed—like all men are. DISC 1: Rebels With A Cause / Taking Liberties DISC 2: You Say You Want A Revolution? / A Healthy Constitution

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Aug 08, 2018

I was disappointed at this obviously skewed view of history. There seems to be a preconceived desire by the writer to put a negative spin on almost every aspect of this account. Granted, those were different times and there is some of the bad with the good in trying to start an independent country. However, a great deal of good and the only country of the FREE world came from that time as well! Thankfully, the History Channel is not my main, or even secondary, source of information. and history.

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