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History's Turning Points I DVD

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“Thirteen pivotal historical events, ranges across the centuries and continents. Excellent production. Excellent series...brings immediacy to the towering moments of world history.” - Booklist

Now on DVD, History’s Turning Points is a thirteen part series on decisive moments in world history.
Each turning point in history has behind it a story and a set of principal characters whose dilemmas and conflicts form its dramatic core, and whose unique personalities influenced the outcome of events.
How would the development of one of the world’s greatest civilizations, China, have been different without the ruthless ambition of it's first emperor, Chin? Would the British have won Quebec in the eighteenth century without the tenacity and devotion to duty of General John Wolfe? New facts, often from indigenous sources, have emerged to add to our understanding of these crucial events and these, together with the latest historical research and documented first-hand accounts, bring each turning point vividly to life.
Exclusive dramatizations carried out at the actual sites of the events, History’s Turning Points provides a fascinating and intriguing new perspective on the significant moments that have changed the world.
Series of 13 programs (25:00 minutes each) on 5 DVDs Running Time varies per DVD.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2002 Library Audience:
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
  • School Audience:
  • Grade 8 to Adult
  • Subjects: Social Studies, History Formats Available:
  • DVD
  • Title Availability
     DVD 1 (Battle of Salamis, The Great Wall of China)  Canada
     DVD 2 (Battle of Actium, Conquest of Spain)  Canada
     DVD 3 (Black Death, Siege of Constantinople, Conquest of the Incas)  Canada
     DVD 4 (Marriage of Pocahontas, Battle for Canada, Zulus at War)  Canada
     DVD 5 (Battle of Tsushirma, Russian Revolution, Atomic Bomb)  Canada