"A fine overview of American ingenuity during the last century. Highly recommended."-Video Librarian
Relive 100 years of America's world-shaping accomplishments in this three-volume set. Hear the stories of remarkable achievement that uniquely define the United States. In entertainment and enterprise, get up close to larger-than-life personalities whose energetic spark fueled the world's most powerful nation and influenced the future of humankind.
Part 1: The Eagle Soars - America opens the Panama Canal and deploys its forces in World War I, taking its first steps as a world power. Its stature soars with the Wrights at Kitty Hawk and Lindbergh over the Atlantic, then breaks all barriers with the aviation booms of Boeing and McDonell-Douglas. The policies of FDR, Truman, Ike and JFK refine its goals, and its strategic leadership is tested and proven as a result of Pearl Harbor, the Cold War and Desert Storm.
Part 2: Miracles of Communication - Laugh with TV and radio comics Lucille Ball, Bob Hope and Jack Benny. Gain insights into acting from screen legends Bogart and Bacall, and Elizabeth Taylor in rare TV interviews. Be there as Nixon and Kennedy debate, and as the Civil Rights Movement unfolds. From the eloquent orator Williams Jennings Bryan to the stylings of Walter Cronkite, examine the presidents and news events that made American history.
Part 3: Wonders of the Century - Watch Thomas Edison light up America, San Francisco open its Golden Gate Bridge, and Henry Ford perfect his assembly line to produce the Model T. On the silver screen, dance with Fred and Ginger, and go behind the scenes at the filming of the Wizard of Oz. Then see real stars when you cruise inside a space shuttle. Orbit the earth with John Glenn, and follow in Neil Armstrong's space-steps as he walks on the moon.