Bravo! Super history tale
I had just finished reading Arthur T. Vanderbuilt's "Fortune's Children" (utterly facinating), when I saw this mini series, Men Who Built America, on TV. Couldn't have been better timing, the two, because I was soon hooked on history. Ordered the DVD right away, as the film captured me and my family like nothing else. If the schools would present all history in this manner to students, there would be no ignorance of how our world was formed, ever again. I loved everything about this series. The actors were superb, perfectly cast. The story line was easy to follow, with logical progression. My only complaint is on how it was formatted to accomodate commercial breaks, so there were gaps of black-out and redundant sections designed to reaquaint the viewer with the previous stories. Too much repetition on that score. Many scenes were recycled. We would be shown the same clips many times, but that was fine. The scenes are so fabulous and well done, it's a treat to get to see them again and again. I only wish the series was longer! Wouldn't it be heaven if the producers of this series would do such projects on each individual! Expand the life stories of these titans; there would be no shortage of fans. I know I sure would buy everything offered in this venue if it did come to be that the series was continued. I love history now!
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