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The Men Who Built America 

Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »
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 Eliza Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
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 Captain Cooper 4 episodes, 2012
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 John D. Rockefeller Jr. 4 episodes, 2012
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 Devil Bill Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
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 Henry Ford 4 episodes, 2012
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 John D. Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
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 Charles Schwab 4 episodes, 2012
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 William Jennings Bryan 4 episodes, 2012
Richard F. Klein ...
 Abraham Lincoln 4 episodes, 2012
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 Jay Gould 4 episodes, 2012
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 Henry Keep 4 episodes, 2012
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 Hugh O'Donnell 4 episodes, 2012
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 Teddy Roosevelt 4 episodes, 2012
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 Himself - Former CEO, General Electric 3 episodes, 2012
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 Herself - Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard 3 episodes, 2012
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 Himself - Co-Founder, Def Jam 2 episodes, 2012
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity. Written by Anonymous

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Der große Aufbruch - Die Pioniere Amerikas  »

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Contains two 2016 republican presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina as commenters. See more »

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Featured in 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Very Well Done
16 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I was expecting the usual type series you get for series' like this which is the usual 'they are good, but it's kind of boring and hammy'. Not at all the case on this one. First of all, very interesting. I learned so much that I had no clue about before. The acting is actually pretty good, but what really drives this series home is the terrific narration, the fantastic editing, and the magnificent sound and music that ties along with it.

This series is proof that if you have some patience, talent and money to put into the production, the possibilities are then limitless. And this production understands the great importance and power of a well thought out sound and music to play in the background. At times you feel like you're watching different mafia families go at it with each other. That you're watching the high powered cartels dish it out and it absorbs you in to where you don't want to stop watching. This is a brilliant series to watch and I was very pleasantly surprised by it.


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