The Story of Us

DVD - 2010
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"A riveting adventure of how America was invented. 'America the story of us' focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of America history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by History. Sharing their thoughts on the building of America, and what it means to be an American, are a world-class group of individuals including Tom Brokaw, Michael Douglas, Meryl Streep, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Williams and more"--Container.
Publisher: [United States] : A&E Television Networks : History : Distributed by New Video, c2010
ISBN: 9781422982198
Branch Call Number: DVD 973 AME
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (564 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 08, 2019

I seen this movie in 8th grade social studies class, some in freshmen year, and in sophomore year history classes. Entertaining on a three disc set. Almost 10 hours! Way beyond long time. Nice to add that to my collection one day.

Nov 03, 2018

Good; informative and interesting for the most part. I'm a fan of history, but didn't really care for the interjected celebrity interviews and commentary from journalism, business, military, politics, entertainment, etc. some that aren't even well known. Doubtful that many of the talking heads had that personal intimate and detailed knowledge of which talking about, more likely forced fed to them from research by the producers.

The history of the United States, made digestible in about 9 hours, for the common man. Every now and then there is a truly interesting snippet, but by and large this is the equivalent of American History for highschoolers. Overall educational, most of it stuff anyone over age 16 should know, with a few interesting facts every 20 minutes or so.

When I was about fifteen, I did look forward to watching it via the ads from the radio. Now that my time has come, I think the reason why is because of Hamilton: the musical (which I already heard of the tracks at random exactly last year - that is another story I had a listen for the first time). I saw it not too long after Planet Earth, Life, and Blue Planet combined. The music was as repetitious as Kong King of the Apes, the pacing was too fast, and the dramatizations were excellent.

Feb 15, 2017

Zero stars. The producer's MTV-like scattershot tactics of rapidly shifting handheld camera, freeze-frame, flash highlighting, and an annoying musical score (too loud and heavy-handed) meant I gave up after a couple chapters.

Dec 30, 2015


Dec 19, 2015

it is a summary of the history of the US broken down in sections that are very interesting. It relates past with present. Easy to understand and entertaining.

Aug 11, 2014

Amazing! I saw this several years back and cannot believe some of the comments here? So a fellow who stood before the peoples of the world at the United Nations, Colin Powell, and held up a piece of pipe from a hardware store, claiming that it was part of a massive weapon-of-mass-destruction, has veracity? A Tom Brokaw, long a member of David Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission, has veracity? Donald Trump, has veracity????

Jul 24, 2013

this movie makes history so much better! I acually remember what I watch!

Jan 17, 2013

Magic happens when modern technology is taken advantage of to put a sweeping, complex subject such as history into an extremely interesting, comprehensive and understandable visual format through the use of time lapse and computer generated imagery that makes learning easy and enjoyable. This seemed to be an obvious and thorough effort to portray fact. What makes it even more satisfying to me is how it blows so much of the completely inaccurate/fictitious (either through lack of knowledge or intentional for some not-so-hidden agenda) and painfully dull history most of us grew up with completely out of the water. This series works on every level.

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Sep 20, 2012

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