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The war / American Lives II Film Project, LLC. ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington D.C. ; produced by Sarah Botstein ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Botstein, Sarah, 1972- (Added Author). Ward, Geoffrey C. (Added Author). Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author). Novick, Lynn. (Added Author). David, Keith. (Added Author). Hanks, Tom. (Added Author). Lucas, Josh. (Added Author). Cannavale, Bobby. (Added Author). Jackson, Samuel L. (Added Author). Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014 (Added Author). Arkin, Adam. (Added Author). Conway, Kevin. (Added Author). Holtz, Rebecca. (Added Author). McCormick, Carolyn. (Added Author). Wahlberg, Robert, 1967- (Added Author). American Lives II Film Project. (Added Author). Florentine Films. (Added Author). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author). Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).


Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.

Record details

  • ISBN: 141572749X
  • ISBN: 9781415727492
  • Physical Description: 6 videodiscs (840 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video ; [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Originally broadcast by PBS in 2006.
A seven-episode series.
Special features: Disc 1: "Making The war" featurette; commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick; photo gallery; biographies; educational resources ; Disc 3: Commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; Disc 6: Exclusive deleted scenes; additional interviews; educational resources.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Necessary war -- disc 2. When things get tough ; Deadly calling -- disc 3. Pride of our nation -- disc 4. Fubar -- disc 5. Ghost front -- disc 6. World without war.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers, Tricia Reidy ; original music, Wynton Marsalis.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Keith David, with Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Bobby Cannavale, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Wallach, Adam Arkin, Kevin Conway, Rebecca Holtz, Carolyn McCormick, Robert Wahlberg.
Target Audience Note:
TV-14; disturbing content, violence.
Subject: City dwellers > United States > Effects of war on.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects.
World War, 1939-1945 > War work.
United States > History > 1933-1945.
Genre: Video recordings.

Available copies

  • 24 of 27 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


  • 0 current holds with 27 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library 940.54 WAR VIDEO (Text) Complete Set 38420101826028 MOVIES Checked out 05/04/2024

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