American Experience: The Abolitionists by Artist Not Provided — Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. Part of the PBS series American Experience.
Africans in America [videodisc]: America's journey through slavery by produced for PBS by WGBH Boston — The story of slavery's birth in the early 1660s through the onset of thr Civil War. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett.
4 little girls [videodisc] by an HBO documentary film in association with 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee Joint — When a bomb tore through the basement of a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, it took the lives of four young girls. This powerful documentary captures a time, a place, and a way of life that would be forever altered by their deaths. Directed by Spike Lee.
Starting at zero by Jimi Hendrix
Journey to the sun: Junípero Serra's dream and the founding of California by Gregory Orfalea
Seymour Hersh: scoop artist by Robert Miraldi
Self-help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and success in modern America by Steven Watts
A story lately told: coming of age in Ireland, London, and New York by Anjelica Huston
Wooden: a coach's life by Seth Davis
Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's last empire in Mexico by M. M. McAllen
George Washington's secret six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Archduke Franz Ferdinand lives!: a world without World War I by Richard Ned Lebow
Danubia: a personal history of Habsburg Europe by Simon Winder
The monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter — February 7
Winter's tale by Mark Helprin — February 14
Divergent by Veronica Roth — March 21
The fault in our stars by John Green — June 6
The hundred-foot journey: a novel by Richard C. Morais — August 8
The giver by Lois Lowry — August 15
Saving Italy: the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis by Robert M. Edsel
Rescuing da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis stole Europe's great art: America and her allies recovered it by Robert M. Edsel ; forewords by Lynn H. Nicholas and Edmund P. Pillsbury
Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 84 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April 1968, was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated it a national day of service in 1994.
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and transformation of America by Michael Eric Dyson
At Canaan's edge: America in the King years 1965-68 by Taylor Branch
Forbidden planet [videodisc] by M-G-M
Gilda [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures Corporation ; story by E.A. Ellington ; adaptation by Jo Eisinger ; screen play by Marion Parsonnet ; produced by Virginia Van Upp ; directed by Charles Vidor
Judgment at Nuremberg [videodisc] by Roxlom ; United Artists
Argo [videodisc] by screenplay by Chris Terrio ; produced by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney ; directed by Ben Affleck — On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped - and a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.
The conjuring [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Safran Company/Evergreen Media Group ; writers, Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes ; produced by Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran, Rob Cowan ; director, James Wan — The true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse.
Despicable me 2 [videodisc] by Illumination Entertainment ; Universal Pictures presents a Chris Meledandri production ; directed by Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin ; produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy ; written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. — Recruited by the Anti-Villain League, Gru helps deal with a powerful new super criminal.
Branca's pitch [videodisc] by Strand Releasing presents ; a film by Andrew J. Muscato
In the footsteps of Van Gogh [videodisc] by directed by Dominik Rimbault
JFK remembered [videodisc]: 50 years later by Enduring Freedom Productions ; Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc ; directed by Robert D. Kline ; producers, Stephanie A. Heredia ; written by Robert D. Kline, Stephanie A. Heredia
The mighty Mississippi [videodisc] by with Trevor McDonald
A history of the world in twelve maps by Jerry Brotton
Indochina and Vietnam: the thirty-five-year war 1940- 1975 by Robert L. Miller and Dennis Wainstock
The Resistance: the French fight against the Nazis by Matthew Cobb
The Venetians: a new history: from Marco Polo to Casanova by Paul Strathern
The death of Santini: the story of a father and his son by Pat Conroy
Elizabeth of York: a Tudor queen and her world by Alison Weir
Furious cool: Richard Pryor and the world that made him by David Henry and Joe Henry
The heir apparent: a life of Edward VII, the playboy prince by Jane Ridley
The kid: the immortal life of Ted Williams by Ben Bradlee, Jr
The last cowboy: a life of Tom Landry by Mark Ribowsky
Mozart by Paul Johnson
Conversations with myself by Nelson Mandela ; [foreword by Barack Obama]
Long walk to freedom: the autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Mandela, Nelson, 1918-
Mandela: a critical life by Tom Lodge
Young Mandela by David James Smith
Nelson Mandela: a biography by Martin Meredith
In his own words by Nelson Mandela ; edited by Kader Asmal, David Chidester, Wilmot James
Days of God: the revolution in Iran and its consequences by James Buchan
History decoded: the ten greatest conspiracies of all time by #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer ; with Keith Ferrell
Red fortress: history and illusion in the Kremlin by Catherine Merridale
JFK [videodisc] by written by Mark Zwonitzer ; produced and directed by Susan Bellows
Is school enough? [videodisc] by produced by Mobile Digital Arts in association with TPT National Productions ; produced and directed by Stephen Brown.
We steal secrets [videodisc]: the story of Wikileaks by Focus World presents a Jigsaw/Global Produce production ; an Alex Gibney film ; produced by Marc Shmuger, Alex Gibney, Alexis Bloom ; written and directed by Alex Gibney
Latino Americans [videodisc]: the 500-year legacy that shaped a nation by produced by Nina Alvarez, Adriana Bosch, Daniel McCabe, Cathleen O'Connell, Ray Telles, John Valadez ; directed by David Belton, Sonia Fritz
North America [videodisc] by produced by Adam Chapman, Justin Anderson, Mark Brownlow ; written by Sarah Kass, Max Salomon, Laura Fravel, James Manfull, Jeanine Isabel Butler
Secrets of the Dead: JFK: One PM Central Standard Time by Artist Not Provided