Ken Burns, the noted American documentarist has spent a considerable amount of time delving into the nuanced relationships that existed between the different parts of the Roosevelt family. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History is largely to do with FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. There is so much information that is presented during this 840 minute documentary that individuals should dedicate the better portion of a day if they wish to watch the entirety of the film. While people are familiar with the Bushes and the Clintons in terms of modern political dynasties, the Roosevelts largely shaped American politics through the 20th century.
To really provide information about this American family Ken Burns has located a considerable amount of interviews, archival footage, and other bits and scraps of ephemera to provide a convincing and compelling story. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History currently retails for around 70 to 75 dollars but the sheer amount of information that is provided on this release easily could take out the space of an old Encyclopedia Britannica collection. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History would be the perfect holiday or birthday purchase for any amateur historian while the documentary would be a perfect introduction to 20th century American politics and related undergraduate courses. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History is an impressive addition to the Ken Burns the filmography and will have viewers marveling at how deep he truly gets into this guarded family. Make sure to visit shoppbs.org for more information about the product, any air dates for Tthe Roosevelts, and other documentaries and releases that the company will be selling in the months or the years to come.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Blu-Ray Disc Review / 2014 PBS / 840 Minutes / http://www.shoppbs.org /