American history has never looked more exciting than in the History Channel’s opus America: The Story of Us. Originally a 12-part series that debuted on the channel, it is now a three-disc DVD to be enjoyed over and over again. Covering 400 years of American history, it’s the most extensive and in-depth series ever produced by History. From the days of the Oregon Trail to steel structured buildings and the transcontinental railroad to the moon landing, this series reminds us of the work it took to create this great country. Narrated by Leiv Schreiber and with icons such as Tom Brokaw, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell and Brian Williams commenting on what it means to be an American, there is certainly enough star power to keep people interested—perhaps the most iconic of all comes from a special introduction by President Barack Obama.
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