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  1. The Library DVD Shelf

    Travel with Kids: Alaska
    Janson Media
    88 Semmens Road, Harrington Park, NJ 07640
    9781586393393 $17.98 www.janson.com

    Travel with Kids: Alaska is a delightful DVD installment in the award-
    winning "Travel with Kids" series. Following the Roberts family as
    they see the snow-covered wilderness of Alaska firsthand, experience
    dog sledding and horseback riding, visit Anchorage and observe
    wildlife, in this presentation sure to delight armchair travelers and
    prospective Alaska vacationers alike. bonus features include a trip
    planner with a wealth of information about activities, accommodation,
    and transportation, a family travel tips and resources section, and an
    "Alaska at Home" section including a wildlife guide, crafts and
    recipes. Highly recommended. 85 minutes.

    The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
    PBS Home Video
    c/o SSA Public Relations
    15260 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1730, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    9781608831999 $24.99 www.shopPBS.org

    The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan is a DVD episode of "Frontline"
    exposing the reality of a shocking cultural tradition that has re-
    emerged in modern Afghanistan. Formerly banned by the Taliban, the
    practice of "Bacha Bazi" or "boy play" is a form of child
    prostitution. Boys as young as eleven are bought from poor families or
    collected off the street, and forced to dress up in women's clothing
    and perform for the entertainment of wealthy and powerful men. After
    the performance, boys are sold to the highest bidder or pawned for
    sex. Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi talks with the boys of this
    practice (illegal under current Afghan law yet intractably prevalent,
    especially since so many of its patrons are rich and powerful), as
    well as the boys' families and their masters. A grim expose of
    cultural pedophilia, The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan is disturbing and
    absolutely unforgettable. 60 min. Also highly recommended are the
    "Frontline" DVD episodes "Behind Taliban Lines" (9781608832439,
    $24.99, 60 min.) and "The Quake" (9781608832286, $24.99, 60 min.).

    Dr. Teri Jory's Strong and Sexy Full Body Workout
    411 Video Information
    PO Box 1223, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
    $19.95 www.411videoinfo.com

    Dr. Teri Jory's Strong and Sexy Full Body Workout lives up to its
    title, featuring a solid exercise routine ideal for toning and
    invigorating one's muscles. Hosted by fourth degree black belt,
    professional ice skater/dancer/choreographer, and mother of twins Dr.
    Teri Jory, Strong and Sexy Full Body Workout is composed of three
    sections - the first draws upon martial arts stances to build upper
    body muscles, the second involves elbow crossovers and hand/leg criss-
    crosses to work out one's abdominals, and the third section involves
    crescent kicks and fifth-position leg burners to shape and tone one's
    thighs, legs, hips, pelvic muscles, and more. An invigorating
    experience from start to finish, Dr. Teri Jory's Strong and Sexy Full
    Body Workout is a welcome addition to DVD fitness libraries. 49
    minutes.

    Visions of Israel
    Acorn Media Group
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 620, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3403
    9781598284270 $29.99 www.acornmedia.com

    As seen on public TV, Visions of Israel is a gorgeous documentary
    offering airborne footage of Israel's holy sites, including the
    Western Wall, the Temple Mount, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
    Panoramic scenes of exotic seaside resorts and the fierce natural
    presence of the desert further enhance this extraordinary tour, the
    next best thing to observing Israel's landscape in person. Bonus
    footage not originally shown on public television enhances this
    wondrous and unforgettable DVD. 78 min., 16:9 aspect ratio,
    widescreen, closed captioned.

    Naturally Obsessed
    PBS Home Video
    c/o SSA Public Relations
    15260 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1730, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    $24.99 www.shopPBS.org

    Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist is an award-winning
    documentary following the lives three biology graduate students
    pursuing a PhD and success in their chosen field. All three are
    competing in a worldwide race to be the first to publish their
    discoveries; their challenge is to figure out the structure and
    mechanism of AMPK, a protein involved in the burning and storage of
    fat. An extraordinary chronicle of years of hard work, packed with
    special features and even a discussion guide in .pdf format, Naturally
    Obsessed is inspirational as well as educational, and highly
    recommended. 60 minutes, widescreen.

    Worse than War
    PBS Home Video
    c/o SSA Public Relations
    15260 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1730, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    9781608832323 $24.99 www.shopPBS.org

    Based on Daniel Goldhagen's book with the same name, Worse than War is
    a chilling DVD documentary about the horrors of genocide, ethnic
    cleansing, and mass-murder. Meticulously studying the causes,
    patterns, and motives of genocide, as well as the role it plays in the
    interaction between nations, Worse than War gathers testimony on the
    phenomenon from victims, perpetrators, witnesses, humanitarians,
    historians, journalists, and more. Worse than War ultimately seeks to
    understand genocide so that it can more effectively be prevented and
    stopped - a goal that makes it worthy of the highest possible
    recommendation. 2 hours, widescreen.

    The Agatha Christie Hour, Set 1
    Acorn Media Group
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 620, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3403
    9781598284133 $39.99 www.acornmedia.com

    The Agatha Christie Hour, Set 1 is a DVD collection of adaptations of
    five of Agatha Christie's mysteries, in which her lesser-known
    protagonists unravel crimes of passion, theft, and merciless murder.
    Featuring veteran actors John Nettles (from "Midsomer Murders"), James
    Grout ("Inspector Morse), William Gaunt ("No Place Like Home"), and
    Maurice Denham ("All Passion Spent") in the intrepid role Parker Pyne,
    The Agatha Christie Hour brims with drama, deception, and pathos. The
    stories are "The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife", "In a Glass Darkly",
    "The Girl in the Train", "The Fourth Man", and "The Case of the
    Discontented Soldier". Extras include a biography of Agatha Christie
    and her fictional character Parker Pyne, created before Poirot. An
    absolute "must-have" for Christie's legion of fans, The Agatha
    Christie Hour, Set 1 is an engrossing, mystery-lover's treasure from
    beginning to end. 2 discs, approximately 257 min, full screen, SDH
    subtitles.

    U2: Let Them Be - The Second Chapter
    MVD Entertainment Group
    PO Box 280, Oaks, PA 19456
    $26.95 www.MVDvisual.com 1-800-888-0486

    U2: Let Them Be - The Second Chapter is a two-DVD documentary
    chronicling the second half of the history of the popular band U2.
    Rising to popularity in the 1980s, U2 revitalized itself in the twenty-
    first century. Let Them Be - The Second Chapter blends interviews with
    the band, rare and previously unseen footage, archival film material,
    and much more. Although Let Them Be - The Second Chapter is not
    authorized by U2, their management, or their record company, it is a
    meticulously in-depth documentary that U2 fans everywhere are sure to
    treasure. Highly recommended. 136 minutes, 4:3 format.

    White House Revealed
    Martin Sheen, narrator
    Smithsonian Networks
    c/o Infinity Publishing.com
    1094 New Dehaven Street, #100, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2713
    $14.98 www.amazon.com

    A Smithsonian Networks production, White House Revealed is a DVD
    documentary offering a charming tour of the world's most famous
    residence. The White House's dedicated staff members (including maids,
    assistants, ushers, butlers, chefs, plumbers, engineers, florists and
    more) share their experiences with presidents, first pets,
    celebrations, even their involvement in world-changing moments and
    events. Still photos, oral histories, exclusive interviews, and even
    an interview with 41st president George H. W. Bush round out this
    exceptional behind-the-scenes glimpse of the place designed to enable
    America's President and his confederates to concentrate on the
    difficult task of governing the nation. Highly recommended. 51
    minutes, closed-captioned, rated TV-G.

    Laurence Gartel: Digital Media Artist
    Crystal Productions
    PO Box 2159, Glenview, IL 60025-6159
    9781562906313 $39.95 www.crystalproductions.com 1-800-255-8629

    Laurence Gartel: Digital Media Artist is a DVD documentary about the
    digital media of Laurence Gartel, who has explored the potential of
    computer-created art for over 30 years. Gartel's distinctive creations
    have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian
    National Museum of American History, and other locations. Laurence
    Gartel: Digital Media Artist offers a brief yet vividly brilliant
    portrayal of the man and his work, offering a wealth of inspiration to
    aspiring artists eager to seize advantage of the latest creative
    innovations. 14 minutes.

    America's Test Kitchen Season Ten
    PBS Home Video
    c/o SSA Public Relations
    15260 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1730, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    9781608831920 $39.99 www.shopPBS.org

    America's Test Kitchen Season Ten is a four-DVD set packed with
    thirteen hours of episodes of the most-watched cooking show on public
    television. Each of the recipes presented has been fine-tuned and
    tweaked to virtual perfection by dozens of expert test cooks. In
    addition to the recipes themselves, episodes offer taste tests of
    supermarket goods, ratings of assorted kitchen equipment and tools
    from blenders to personal teapots, and solid grocery shopping advice.
    Cooks of all skill and experience levels, from family meal providers
    to professional restaurateurs, are sure to appreciate the value,
    research, and practical wisdom found within America's Test Kitchen
    Season Ten! Also highly recommended from PBS is the DVD documentary
    Just Add Spice (9781608832491, $24.99, 90 min.), which is packed with
    advice for parents to help wean their kids from unhealthy habits -
    whether in diet, activity, or other life goals.

    The Small Business Fraud Prevention Toolkit
    Julie A. Mucha-Aydlott, CFE
    SDBAS Publishing
    PO Box 7275, Loveland, CO 80537
    9780979412417 $169.00 www.businessfraudprevention.org

    The Small Business Fraud Prevention Toolkit is a workbook and DVD kit
    designed to help familiarize small business owners and workers with
    common fraud schemes, warning signs, and methods to help protect
    against the risk of fraud. The security recommendations are
    specifically chosen to be practical and of minimal cost, especially
    when compared to the severe cost of actual fraud. The DVD plays on any
    TV DVD or Computer with a DVD decoder, or a DVD-ROM drive. An
    absolutely invaluable reference and resource for small business
    owners, especially during today's tough economic times when identity
    theft and expensive fraud are on the rise, The Small Business Fraud
    Prevention Toolkit is a core pick for business owners and proprietors
    of all walks of life.

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