Monday, September 30, 2013

Press Release--New World War II and John F. Kennedy DVD and Blu Ray Collections to Be Released

WWII 3-Film Collection

Arrives On Blu-ray Disc and DVD October 22

Viewers will find themselves on the front lines of key battles from the most widespread war in history when the WW II: 3-Film Collection arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD October 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The immersive 4-disc Blu-ray set and 5-disc DVD set offers fans the chance to own three of HISTORY’s® most celebrated and visually stunning specials for the suggested retail price of $29.99 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD $24.98, respectively.
The WW II: 3-Film Collection from HISTORY® offers viewers the chance to deconstruct the deadliest conflict in human history from three separate perspectives. The remarkable set features three critically acclaimed programs including WWII in HD, WWII in HD: The Air War and WWII from Space, offering an amazing look at one of the most talked about time periods in history from an all-new perspective.

The JFK Collection
Arrives On 3-Disc DVD Set October 22

HISTORY® presents The JFK Collection, an impressive 3-disc DVD set exploring one of America’s most legendary families available on October 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Chronicling the life and legacy of our nation’s 35th President John F. Kennedy, the 8-film collection arrives just in time for the 50th anniversary of one of the most talked about moments in American history. Featuring hours of content celebrating his iconic life, The JFK Collection 3-disc DVD set will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Go inside the life of John F. Kennedy, a reckless rich kid who lived on the edge and became a WWII hero and a president who challenged the nation as it had never been before. This comprehensive family portrait also includes hour-long biographies of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Joseph P. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Ted Kennedy.

Press Release--Explosion on the Potomac

Explosion on the Potomac  

The 1844 Calamity Aboard the USS Princeton

Kerry Walters

In 1844, the USS Princeton was the most technologically sophisticated warship in the world. Its captain, Robert Stockton, and President John Tyler were both zealous expansionists, and they hoped that it would be the forerunner in a formidable steam-powered fleet. On a Potomac cruise intended to impress power brokers, the ship’s main gun—the Peacemaker—exploded as the vessel neared Mount Vernon. Eight died horribly, while twenty others were injured. Two of Tyler’s most important cabinet members were instantly lost, and the president himself had a near miss—making it the worst physical disaster to befall a presidential administration. The tragedy set off an unpredictable wave of events that cost Tyler a second term, nearly scuttled plans to add Texas to the Union and stirred up sectional rancor that drove the nation closer to civil war. Author Kerry Walters chronicles this little-known disaster that altered the course of the nation’s history.

An award-winning author and editor of thirty books, Kerry Walters has been a professor at Gettysburg College for over a quarter century.

ISBN: 978-1-62619-197-6 •  Paperback   •   128 pages   •   $19.99  •  September 27, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Early Issues of Battlefield Photographer Available for Download

This may not be new but I just found out about it. The Center for Civil War Photography has added downloadable PDF copies of Battlefield Photographer to their website. These are the issues from 2003-2010. Click here to be taken to the appropriate page. This is a great newsletter and I am really glad that I joined the CCWP. I highly recommend checking these out.