From George Washington to Barack Obama, this is the comprehensive guide to the history of the United States.
There are few countries comparable to the USA in terms of global influence, politically, economically or culturally, but how much do you really know about the history of this relatively young country? Born from the flames of revolution, the story of America is so full of conflict, incident and intrigue that it is no surprise it remains a rich source of inspiration and drama for countless cultural genres, from cowboys in Western movies, grizzled Marines at war or sharp-suited traders on Wall Street.
Now, almost 250 years of history is brought to life in one blockbuster collection, with over 76 hours of fascinating and revealing programming taking in everything from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to Hurricane Katrina, Bernie Madoff and President Obama. This 40-disc collection charts the evolution of the American dream and the hope, optimism and faith that lie behind the ideal of the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave’.
• 26-volume collector’s edition features numerous high-profile series, including The Pacific: Hell on Earth, 102 Minutes That Changed America
and the award-winning America: The Story of the US
• Gain a well-rounded and informative view of centuries of American history, from the revolution that saw the nation born to the election of its latest President, Barack Obama.
• Not just a flag-waving cheerleader for the USA, this set comprises both the good and bad aspects of US history, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Vietnam War.
• Includes a three-hour documentary on the assassination of JFK. Special Features
• Behind-the-Scenes featurettes• All The Presidents’ Wives
bonus programme• WWII: Lost Films
• Timeline of US Presidents