The Men Who Built America DVD

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$19.98
Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford and Morgan. Their names are part of history and synonymous with the American dream. These men transformed every industry they touched: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Their efforts transformed a country. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of their day - from the Civil War to The Great Depression. 12 million historical negatives, many made available for the first time by the Library of Congress, are brought to life to offer an unprecedented view of America's Industrial Age and the men who built it.

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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Run Time: 360 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 22, 2013
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Cast: Eric Rolland, Tim Getman, Adam Jonas Segaller
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Color: Color
  • Release Date: 2012

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4.8

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4.8

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Pros

  • Informative (110)
  • Entertaining (84)
  • Engaging characters (74)
  • High production value (62)
  • Original (58)

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  • At home (87)
  • Perfect gift (62)
  • Adult viewers (61)
  • Younger viewers (57)
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    • Casual viewer (75), Movie buff (18), Avid moviegoer (13)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!

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from Anaheim ca

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  • Engaging Characters
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  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
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    Wonderfully done! I got completely hooked

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    The editing is poor!

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    from Jacksonville, Fl.

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    • Informative

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    • Disappointing

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    I saw this on TV (The Men that built America) and like liked it so much I recorded it on the DVR. I ordered 2 copies; 1 for me and 1 as a gift to my father. But I was really disappoint when I watched it, it constantly recaps the story line; that was understandable when it was on TV, recapping after every commercial but as a history based movie it's really annoying. The recaps should have been edited out so the story line followed, it's really going to annoy my dad.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Men that Made America

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    from Middle Tennessee

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    • Engaging Characters
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      I am using this with our children to connect them with the ups and downs ... and ultimate benefits of a free economic system vs centrally planned economies that have crashed and burned over and over again.

      If we let our system fall, our freedoms and plenty will be a thing of the past.
      Bruce

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Men who built America

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      from Clarksville TN

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      excellant

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this again

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      from St. Paul, MN

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        Great history !

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best series

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        from Charlotte, NC

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        This is the best series on the History Channel!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great History

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        from freehold nj

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        • Best 6 Hours Of History
        • Engaging Characters
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          This was the bet 6 hours on history i ever watch.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Really great information

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          from Havana, FL

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            This should be "required viewing" in the Senior High School's of the United States. It shows the rewards of hard work, what a dedication to goals can possibly do, and most of the risks that you have to take.

            Every major company worldwide seems to have been a result of the beliefs and values of the men shown in this series.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Men Who Built America

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            from Texas

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            • Engaging Characters
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              Entertaining History

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fabulous Video

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              from Washington State

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                If you didn't pay much attention to your high school US history class this video is a great way to catch up. I was spellbound by this series on American events.

                 
                5.0

                I love this program

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                from Millville , NJ

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                • Engaging Characters
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                  My grandson works in finance so we got it for him for Christmas . I know he will love it...........

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Early U.S. Capitalism

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                  from Glendora, CA

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                  • Engaging Characters
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                  • Excellent Narration
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • Highest Quality Productio
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                    This is one of the most educational videos on the subject of the roots of America and their basis in capitalism. Superb quality cinematography and acting at its best. This is a timeless production worthy of being passed down through generations.

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this DVD again!

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                    from Aurora, CO

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                      Amazing

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      the men that built america

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                      from Rochester, NY

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                      • Engaging Characters
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                      • High Production Value
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                        The film could be used as a classroom tool.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        This is a awsome movie

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                        from Westerville, Ohio

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                        • Engaging Characters
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                        It has a lot of interesting facts. The movie is a must see.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great History of the 1900's.

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                        from Philadelphia, Pa.

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                        • Entertaining
                        • Informative
                        • Ruthless Men

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                          • School Lessons

                          This is a great depiction of the ruthless men that rose to power during the turn of the Century. However, there is no mention of Thomas or Andrew Mellon who were involved in this mix of inventors and business men. Andrew Mellon was best friends with Frick yet no mention of the Mellon's.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Product

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                          from Big Bear Lake, CA

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                            This is a wonderful product. It should be shown in every school in America. Our children need to know our history, what it takes to succeed and that anything is possible if you apply yourself.

                             
                            2.0

                            History As Entertainment

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                            from Grand Junction, CO

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                            • Not What I Expected

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                            This attempt to combine history and entertainment was informative as the former and boring as latter. As a dramatic mini-series it failed. As a history lesson it took far too long and had way too much repetition.

                             
                            4.0

                            learned a lot

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                            from Nicollet, MN

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                              enjoyed for entertainment purposes

                               
                              5.0

                              The men who built america

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                              from Pa

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                              Pros

                              • Informative
                              • Original
                              • Shows The Start Of Things

                              Cons

                              • Saw On Tv When I Received

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                              I got the DVD to learn how things got started and some of the names are still around.

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