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The Nazis, A Warning From History

The Nazis, A Warning From History

The Nazis would later try to rewrite history to say that Hitler became Chancellor simply because it was his destiny, but in reality, Hitler had been helped by economic circumstance and the support and miscalculation of others. As the new century approaches, one historical question more than...

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Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Inca

Digging for the Truth: Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Inca

In 1911, Hiram Bingham, famed American explorer, stumbled across a remote Inca city atop a high peak in the Andes. The site was called Machu Picchu – perhaps the most famous ruin in the world. What was its purpose? Was it, like Bingham believed, a military fortress? Or did this glorious ruin...

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Legacy: The Origins of Civilization

Legacy: The Origins of Civilization

We humans have been on the Earth for more than a million years, but civilization - life in cities - has come about only in the last 5,000. Through history civilizations have rose and fell, carved out of nature, dependent on nature, in the end - nature took them back. But in the past few...

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Magical Egypt

Magical Egypt

There is another side of Egypt that is not so widely known. Egypt is also the land of secrets. Another history, a secret history, tells of Egypt as the inheritor of deep wisdom and magical ability from an even earlier culture. It is the account of the Egyptians themselves. This alternate...

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We: Arundhati Roy

We: Arundhati Roy

Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead. When independent- thinking people (and here I do not...

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Prisoners of Katrina

Prisoners of Katrina

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while thousands fled New Orleans, the city's prisoners were trapped. Fresh eye-witness accounts reveal what really happened to those left behind, and how crucial forensic evidence was simply washed away. In September 2005, long after most people had fled...

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The True Story of Che Guevara

The True Story of Che Guevara

From his famous motorcycle trips to his historic role in the Cuban Revolution, Argentinean revolutionary Che Guevara is profiled in a documentary produced to explore the life of the man whose visage has become an iconic symbol of hard left politics. This man, who ordered the execution of...

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The Last Stand of the 300 Spartans

Last Stand of the 300 - The Legendary Battle at Thermopylae

It is almost impossible to understand how 300 Spartans managed to hold off the million-man Persian army for even a moment, much less seven days. To a man they paid with their lives but their stunning Last Stand assured that their sacrifice would resonate throughout history. Relying on...

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Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

The Endurance - Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition (2000)

In 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton set out to become the first man to cross the frozen wastes of the Antarctic continent on foot; however, a combination of treacherous conditions, unexpected changes in weather, and simple bad luck left Shackleton and his crew of 28 men stranded in one of the...

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Julius Caesar's Rome

History Channel Presents: Julius Caesar’s Rome

Julius Caesar’s Rome, a two-DVD set, carries its audience back to Ancient Rome, a civilization that was born in 753 BCE on the banks of the river Tiber in modern Italy and ended with the fall of Constantinople in modern Turkey in 1453 CE. The first DVD narrates the life of Julius Caesar,...

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Mystery of the Maya

Mystery of the Maya

It's hard to believe that while the European continent was entrenched in the horrors of the Dark Ages, the Mayan culture was thriving. Not only did the Mayans create a complicated written language, they had far exceeded the Europeans in their study and mapping of the stars and planets,...

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    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of evolution....