A giveaway: win the entire A&E Instant History Expert series

AE Instant History Expert French Revolution

A&E Instant History Expert: Ther French Revolution

A&E Home Entertainment has just released a new line of six titles – HISTORY INSTANT EXPERT, offering “on-the-spot knowledge to students and lifelong learners on a wide variety of topics. Each DVD has bonus features – quizzes, study guides, activities and more.” Here is more information on each title, provided by A&E:

FRENCH REVOLUTION: The story of THE FRENCH REVOLUTION is an epic tale of political rebellion and economic upheaval. From the grandeur of Versailles and the marriage of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, to the disintegration of the revolution nearly a decade later, THE FRENCH REVOLUTION details this pivotal period in European history.

BEN FRANKLIN: Narrated in a straightforward, conversational tone, BEN FRANKLIN features in-depth interviews with renowned biographers and historians, as well as on-location reenactments shot in high-definition, for a truly remarkable walk in this founding father’s footsteps.

BEOWULF: The legend of Beowulf, the Viking world’s most famous warrior, is the ultimate tale of courage. Pit against thirsty invaders, barbaric monsters, and a fire-breathing dragon, BEOWULF emerged as Norse mythology’s greatest hero.

THE MAYFLOWER: The epic saga of the pilgrims and their journey to and colonization of the New World is one of the fundamental narratives of our nation. THE MAYFLOWER explores the true story of the pilgrims and how the colony’s saga continued in the decades after their fateful voyage.

EGYPT: Through cutting-edge digital graphics and interviews with noted Egyptologists, EGYPT explores the civilization’s awe-inspiring engineering accomplishments, chronicling the pharaohs and feats that helped build the world’s first superpower.

THE STORY OF OIL: An energy source unrivaled in efficiency and power, oil is the driving force behind today’s industries and economies. THE STORY OF OIL traces the story of oil through the centuries, from its birth deep in the dinosaur-inhabited past to its ascendancy as an indispensable ingredient of modern life.

Now A&E is kindly offering one of the readers of Versailles and more the entire series. Two of its installments, the French Revolution and Ben Franklin, should be of direct interest to 18th century enthusiasts.

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22 Comments to “A giveaway: win the entire A&E Instant History Expert series”

  1. JennyR says:

    This would be a wonderful addition to my home-school History collection. My children were moved to tears when I read aloud the Execution or Louis XVI. They would enjoy this series immensely.

  2. Carolsue says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter updates by e-mail. I’d love to win this collection! Thanks.
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  3. Jen says:

    This series sounds very interesting. The History Channel always puts out great pieces … does anyone else remember The Color of War series?

  4. Rachel W. says:

    I’m a RSS subscriber! Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. Jennifer Nason says:

    What an amazing series! A&E picked amazing subjects for the series. I will definately have to see all of them!

    P.S

    Your books are amazing Catherine! Truly my favorites!

  6. Linda says:

    Loved your books (I may have to get the audio book of For the King just to hear the words I loved!) and love this giveaway! They all would be wonderful to win.

  7. FLJustice says:

    Hi Catherine! This is a great giveaway. Please include me, I’m following by email.

  8. Thanks, Penny! If A&E is publicizing this series, they must intend to continue this line of documentaries. I certainly hope so.

  9. Penny says:

    I think I saw them. the narrator for the French revolution exonerated M-A “the most famous words never said”. I love telling my friends that line when I explain it. I think she is one of the most unfairly maligned figures of history. There must have been so many more causes for the French revolution starting with the whole state make up, the cruelty, the inability to move up, etc. And of course Ben Franklin should be popular, breaking up some myths too about him. I think this is one of the best giveaways.

    too bad A&E doesn’t do them anymore.

  10. Thanks for the great participation, in the first 24 hours of the giveaway too! Yes, everyone who commented is in. Stay tuned…

  11. Molly says:

    Ooh! Ooh! I want to enter. I’ve subscribed, I’m commenting. Am I in?

  12. What a wonderful giveaway. This would be perfect for homeschooling.

  13. Gaile says:

    I just read Mistress Of The Revolution. I am a another compulsive obsessed of history
    and would love to own this series.

  14. Susan Flantzer says:

    What a great giveaway! Besides being of interest to me, I teach middle school and could use the DVDs in school.

  15. Steve says:

    Wow! I’m currently obsessed with the revolution and am looking forward to studying Franklin more closely.

    I also subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

  16. Marie says:

    Ran over here as fast as I could.. I am an email subscriber and I am here commenting that I would love to own this series!! It would be a fabulous series to educate myself and my family on these historical topics. Great giveaway, I am keeping my fingers crossed!

  17. Oooooh….would love to have this! All the topics are of interest, especially the French Revolution, Egypt and Beowulf. Thanks so much for the chance!

    I am already a subscriber by RSS feed.

  18. Linda Brower says:

    What an incredible giveaway, and, what a remarkable-sounding series. I follow your blog through Google Reader.

  19. What a fabulous giveaway!! Please enter my name and I am a follower! Egypt and the French Revolution are ones that I would be sure to love!

    passages to the past at gmail dot com

  20. Keith says:

    Wow, that giveaway sounds very wonderful!! Yes, I’m an email follower..Have a great week!!

  21. Roberta says:

    Wow…what a wonderful giveaway! I’d love this entire series and so would my DH because he doesn’t love to read as much as I do…lol Yes, I’m an email follower and also follow with my Google reader. Now I’m off to share this on FB ;)
    Have a wonderful week, fondly, Roberta

  22. Audra says:

    Excuse me, I need to pick myself up off the floor…what an amazing giveaway! First, you give me an amazing book (I’m the one who tweeted earlier today about wish I could be paid to sit around and finish For the King), and now, this! Thank you! I’m a subscriber via RSS. Thanks for everything!

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