America: The Story of Us

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America The Story of Us is a 12-hour television miniseries that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. With highly realistic CGI animation, dramatic recreations, and thoughtful insights from some of America's most respected artists, business leaders, academics, and intellectuals, it is a comprehensive telling of America's history. Elaborate, ambitious, and cinematic, America The Story of Us takes you into the moments when Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress: from the ...
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Overview

America The Story of Us is a 12-hour television miniseries that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. With highly realistic CGI animation, dramatic recreations, and thoughtful insights from some of America's most respected artists, business leaders, academics, and intellectuals, it is a comprehensive telling of America's history. Elaborate, ambitious, and cinematic, America The Story of Us takes you into the moments when Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress: from the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental railroad (the Internet of its day); to triumphing over vertical space through the construction of steel-structured buildings; to putting a man on the moon. It is an intensive look at the people, places, and things that have shaped the nation, and the tough and thrilling adventure that is America's 400-year history.
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Special Features

Disc 1: Additional Scenes on American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, George Washington; Disc 2: Additional Scenes on Civil War, Transcontinental Railroad, The Statue of Liberty, Henry Ford and the Model T
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2010
  • UPC: 733961223040
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Language: English
  • Time: 9:00:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 14,686

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liev Schreiber Narrator
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    Good but loses credibility due to celebrity commentaries.

    I bought this DVD for my husband who loves history. Although it is a good documentary, it is not a great one. If you want to feel good or have a sense of pride in your country, this will do that. It covers the main events that helped shape our country. Granted, not everything could be covered in depth but at least events and time lines were mentioned.

    However, for both of us, this documentary loses a lot of credibility when you have celebrity commentaries. People such as: Michael Douglas, Sheryl Crow, John Legend, Tim Gunn, and Michael Strahan are to name some of the celebrities to comment on America's history. Now, I don't know about you but in my opinion, these people are not historians or researchers on the topcis covered. Instead, knowing the political standings of these individuals makes this documentary seem more liberal than historican and unbiased.

    Would I buy this for anyone else? No. Would I show this in a classroom studing American History? No. Would I recommend this? No.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    Excellent

    My colleagues and I use this series in our 8th grade American History classes. We show short clips sandwiched in between readings and the students love it. They are always disappointed when the clip ends.
    This has our tech savvy students engaged in their learning. Th e negative review must have a personal vendetta towards this product. I notice they are anonymous. C. Kruger

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 4, 2011

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