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AK2 10-23-2012 11:10 PM

The Men Who Built America
 
Full episodes can be viewed at history.com Their most well done, best, show in years, by far.... and it's about history!

I highly recommend this show to all. I won't bother talking about my impressions till I know at least one or two others have watched as well.

I believe the show will speak for itself.

Talon87 10-23-2012 11:32 PM

Cool. Thanks for sharing. It looks interesting enough though I can't promise I'll watch simply because a lot of this (particularly Carnegie and Rockefeller) I've studied before not only in high school but in college as well. But I could always use a refresher, and I certainly can't claim to know all of the details. That stated ... the Donald? Really? ^^; I guess it is the History Channel but still.

How did you come across this?

I know we've discussed Guns, Germs, and Steel before but since you're linking to another series about the latter half of the 19th century, I guess I am remiss for not having pointed you in the direction of this book sooner. It was used as the primary text in a college course I took that was 100% about the history of petroleum: The Prize. Luckily for you, you don't have to read the book. (I didn't read most of it either! *shot*) Because they made a TV adaptation for PBS back in the early '90s when the book first came out ... and it looks like someone's gone and uploaded it all to YouTube! How convenient! :) Here is Part 1 of 8. Give that a whirl if you like. But don't expect me to watch yours under threat of you not watching mine unless I do. ;P :lol: I'm only sharing it 'cause I think you'll like it yourself. As for yours, I'll think about it. I have a lot on my plate right now though, as you know. ^^;


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