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Nashville, An American Self Portrait

Creator: John Egerton, E. Thomas Wood | 2005-06-30

Nashville: An American Self Portrait captures the essence of the city at a pivotal time in its history.

Publisher: Beaten Biscuit Press

About this book
Nashville: An American Self Portrait captures the essence of the city at a pivotal time in its history. The year 2000 was a period of signal events: a presidential primary season with two Nashvillians seeking the nomination; a fall run for the White House that Democrat Al Gore won at the ballot box yet lost in the electoral college; the 75th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry; a farewell crusade by the Reverend Billy Graham; the 22nd decennial census of the nation's (and Nashville's) population, revealing a striking new profile of the city; a dramatic shift from home-owned to outsider-owned financial and commercial institutions; the near-collapse of the state's lawmaking authority in the final years of the old century, and the contrasting rise of Metro government in the same decade; and a stunning Super Bowl season for the brand new, Nashville-based Tennessee Titans. Created by more than 100 Nashvillians and others with a connection to the city-writers, editors, photographers, and artists-Nashville brings into sharp focus the principal players and episodes of modern politics, religion, economics, and popular culture in this quaint and thriving pocket of the American heartland.



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Nashville, the western Confederacy's final gamble

Creator: James L. McDonough | History - 2004-11-12

Schofield, Hood, and others. Within the pages of Nashville, McDonough's subjects, both common soldiers and officers, present their unforgettable stories in their own words.

Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press

About this book
After Major General William Tecumseh Sherman's forces ravaged Atlanta in 1864, Ulysses S. Grant urged him to complete the primary mission Grant had given him: to destroy the Confederate army in Georgia. Attempting to draw the Union army north, General John Bell Hood's Confederate forces focused their attacks on Sherman's supply line, the railroad from Chattanooga, and then moved across north Alabama and into Tennessee. As Sherman initially followed Hood's men to protect the railroad, Hood hoped to lure the Union forces out of the lower South and, perhaps more important, to recapture the long-occupied city of Nashville. Though Hood managed to cut communication between Sherman and George H. Thomas's Union forces by placing his troops across the railroads south of the city, Hood's men were spread over a wide area and much of the Confederate cavalry was in Murfreesboro. Hood's army was ultimately routed. Union forces pursued the Confederate troops for ten days until they recrossed the Tennessee River. The decimated Army of Tennessee (now numbering only about 15,000) retreated into northern Alabama and eventually Mississippi. Hood requested to be relieved of his command. Less than four months later, the war was over. Written in a lively and engaging style, Nashville presents new interpretations of the critical issues of the battle. James Lee McDonough sheds light on how the Union army stole past the Confederate forces at Spring Hill and their subsequent clash, which left six Confederate generals dead. He offers insightful analysis of John Bell Hood's overconfidence in his position and of the leadership and decision-making skills of principal players such as Sherman, George Henry Thomas, JohnM. Schofield, Hood, and others. Within the pages of Nashville, McDonough's subjects, both common soldiers and officers, present their unforgettable stories in their own words. Unlike most earlier studies of the battle of Nashville, McDonough's account examines the contributions of black Union regiments and gives a detailed account of the battle itself as well as its place in the overall military campaign. It will become the definitive treatment of a crucial battle-ground of the Civil War.



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Nashville:, From the Collection of Carl and Otto Giers

Creator: James A. Hoobler | 2000-10-01

In Nashville: From the Collection of Carl and Otto Giers Volume II, readers will journey to the Nashville of old and see the city through the artistry of the Giers' studio: a time when the city hosted some of the most recognizable and ...

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)

About this book
Like many Southern cities, Nashville has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past two centuries, evolving from a simplepioneering crossroads into a large cosmopolitan center with its citizens representing every nationality, race, and creed. The latter years of the nineteenth century proved especially momentous in the city's growth and development, and two visionary Nashvillians, Carl and Otto Giers, documented the many different elements of city life through their photographic talent.In Nashville: From the Collection of Carl and Otto Giers Volume II, readers will journey to the Nashville of old and see the city through the artistry of the Giers' studio: a time when the city hosted some of the most recognizable and celebrated Confederate and Union officers, such as Nathan Bedford Forrest and Ulysses S. Grant, who both sat for studio portraits. Enduring the ravages of the Civil War, Nashville rebuilt itself and the Giers were there to record its rebirth, photographing everyday life against many different settings: from the city's graveyards, such as Calvary, Mount Olivet, and National Cemetery, to its poverty-stricken neighborhoods, to the elegant homes of the affluent, to the flourishing business district. Not just concerned with the routine, the Giers focused on capturing Nashville's history in the making, including portraits of state governors, such as William Gannaway Brownlow, Albert Smith Marks, and Robert Love Taylor, scenes of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and the Tennessee Industrial Exposition, and the city's most-famous attractions, Belmont and the Hermitage.


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  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment

    Nashville: Season 1

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  • ABC Studios

    Nashville: Season 2

    DVD (ABC Studios)

    Rating (232 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    ABC Studios

    One of the very few shows on network television worth watching.

    0 5/5 M. Kennedy (Virginia) - See all my reviews, October 19, 2013

    Great Cast GREAT Music!

    0 5/5 Joy "JTS" (Hendersonville, NC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Nashville Season 2 (Amazon Instant Video) Finally a fabulous story and great music!!! I own the CD's and enjoy them all the time. Great cast and twists 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 21, 2013

    Nashville

    0 5/5 Kate - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Nashville Season 2 [HD] (Amazon Instant Video) Great show...lots of original music performed by the actors! Love it! Won't miss an episode. Connie Britton is a fabulous actor and artist. So is Hayden Panitierre 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 13, 2013
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  • Pilot

    TV Series Episode Video on Demand

    Rating (349 reviews):
    (4.8/5)

    I'm no country fan but I love this pilot

    0 5/5 Sareeta (Florida) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Nashville Season 1 [HD] (Amazon Instant Video) First off, I am not a fan of country music so when I first heard about this show, I quickly dismissed it. However, when I saw a trailer I realized I needed to check it out. Rayna is a strong, independent, and very likable female lead and Connie Britton plays her so well. Hayden Panatierre's character on the surface seems like a real b****, but you find out early on that she's actually a very damaged girl with a bad family life. The production value is great and it's cool to get a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes at the record company, backstage at concerts, and in the bars of Nashville. The show is more than just country music. There is also a politics side story, which is just as compelling as the music plot. I'll definitely keep watching this one. Also, the music is good. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 6, 2012

    Nashville

    0 5/5 Kim Garcia (Los Angeles, CA United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Nashville Season 1 [HD] (Amazon Instant Video) This show is seriously one of the best new fall shows for 2012. I really hope that people love this show as much as I do. Great cast, great music, and such a great backdrop to film in. Just watching the show makes me want to move there! Glad that I get to watch it anytime online too! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 28, 2012

    Super series

    0 5/5 Amber "beach gal" (Washington DC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Nashville Season 1 (Amazon Instant Video) Makes Country Music relatable to everyone by focusing on the ups and downs of all kinds of artists and the people in their support systems. The 2 female leads are perfectly cast and bring depth and richness to their roles. Love the show and was surprised by how good it was. It hooks you fast even if you never listened to much country music and you will end up enjoying the music too. Hope this goes several seasons. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 5, 2013


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    Nashville

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  • Big Machine Records

    Music of Nashville (Season 1, Volume 1)

    Music (Big Machine Records)
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  • Criterion Collection

    Nashville (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD)

    DVD (Criterion Collection)

    Rating (25 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Criterion Collection

    Robert Altman is a 'genius'

    As have others, I too am excited beyond belief that Criterion is honoring NASHVILLE to be part of its series. I will never forget when I first saw the film in New York City. I was stunned by it and stood in line a second and third time. It became one of the most astonishing metaphors of our political climate at the time. The film, created in Altman's improvisational style, is flooded with truthful work: Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson, Shelley Duvall, Geraldine Chaplin, Karen Black, Ned Beatty, and the list goes on --- all contributed enormously to the mosaic. With echoes of the Kennedy assassination, the film marches on as a panorama of the sixties. The film almost ridicules Nashville and I can understand why the country capital was not celebrating its perspective The plot occurs in five days with intertwining story lines and the Grand Ole Opry as a backdrop. The finale is a political rally for one Hal Philip Walker, a radical conservative, a kind of Ted... 5/5 Robert A. Brewer "movie collector" (Las Vegas, NV) - See all my reviews, September 28, 2013

    Another thrilled Criterion Customer because of NASHVILLE

    Is NASHVILLE Robert Altman's greatest work? When you have a maverick filmmaker like Altman, who has a unique sensibility, which leads to unique films -- M*A*S*H, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Quintet, Short Cuts, Three Women, Cookie's Fortune -- and the list goes on and on, how do you choose a "greatest?" His films are ground-breaking, entertaining, poignant, and always incredibly photographed and acted. NASHVILLE is certainly up there -- one of the top five, and one of the most haunting. It's stayed with me all the years since I saw it during its premiere run in New York.Criterion is the best video label in the U.S., and buying/owning their disks is my biggest vice (since I periodically ignore my bank account to do so). The fact that Criterion has chosen NASHVILLE is both fitting and exciting news. It's a natural for their collection. I'll be one of the first on line to buy it, and am looking forward to the bonus materials as well.I note with strong interest... 5/5 KRabin (San Anselmo, CA USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Nashville (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD) (Blu-ray) Is NASHVILLE Robert Altman's greatest work? When you have a maverick filmmaker like Altman, who has a unique sensibility, which leads to unique films -- M*A*S*H, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Quintet, Short Cuts, Three Women, Cookie's Fortune -- and the list goes on and on, how do you choose a "greatest?" His films are ground-breaking, entertaining, poignant, and always incredibly photographed and acted. NASHVILLE is certainly up there -- one of the top five, and one of the most haunting. It's stayed with me all the years since I saw it during its premiere run in New York.Criterion is the best video label in the U.S., and buying/owning their disks is my biggest vice (since I periodically ignore my bank account to do so). The fact that Criterion has chosen NASHVILLE is both fitting and exciting news. It's a natural for their collection. I'll be one of the first on line to buy it, and am looking forward to the bonus materials as well.I note with strong interest... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 21, 2013

    Criterion Takes On Altman's Seminal Masterwork: Special Features Announced

    Of all the Criterion announcements this year, the arrival of Robert Altman's "Nashville" is the one that has excited me the most. I've owned the film on a clunky two cassette VHS format and on a rather unimpressive DVD presentation. One of the seminal films of the seventies, this is an important work that has demanded a more worthy distribution. When I saw that Criterion had picked up the title, I rushed over here to see what features would be included on the release. Alas, there was nothing yet listed. I thought that other "Nashville" enthusiasts might also be chomping at the bit in anticipation, so I thought I'd give a shout-out to the announced pre-release features. This is for informational purposes only, I have not previewed this edition. I can say with confidence, however, that any restoration can't help but be a noticeable improvement over the poor quality discs currently on the market.The "Nashville" release will be in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack having one... 5/5 K. Harris "Film aficionado" (StudioCityGuy33 at Yahoo dot com) - See all my reviews, September 24, 2013
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  • Nashville

    Movie

    Rating (156 reviews):
    (4.1/5)

    an American masterpiece as it deserves to be seen

    At last! After years of watching the disgraceful video edition of this with more or less half of the picture missing, Altman fans everywhere can rejoice in this DVD release. It's the movie that finally made me buy a DVD player for it truly demands to be viewed in widescreen. Much of the action takes place within the margins of the frame; likewise, the dialogue is sometimes spoken by characters at the frame's edge and counterpoints the image entirely. Spatially, there's no way this movie is intelligible in anything but widescreen which I believe is one of the reasons it's been neglected since its release; the minute it left theaters, it never translated its brilliant mixture of comedy and tragedy as well again (it would be completely destroyed on commercial TV). "Nashville" is one of the most democratic movies this country has ever produced. Altman weighs every aspect of it equally and every actor comes through just as strongly as the next. It's a career-high for... 5/5 D. D. Sullivan "mondoego" (the back of the Tides Restaurant, cowering with Mrs. Bundy) - See all my reviews, August 18, 2000

    Robert Altman's great masterpiece of the American Experience

    I recently rewatched this film for the first time in a long, long time, and was amazed at how much better it was than I remembered. Moreover, I remembered it as being very, very good. In this film, director Robert Altman tracks the interweavings of over twenty major characters over the course of a few days in Nashville. Some of the characters are major Country-Western performers, and others are mere wannabes. All is set against the background of a mysterious third party presidential candidate for the Replacement Party, whose cars and vans drive around the city, broadcasting his commonsensical yet superficial political messages.Altman has always excelled more than anyother director with ensemble casts, and this is the greatest example of that in his career. No one cast member predominates. Ronee Blakley probably should have won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, but was hurt by Lily Tomlin's also being nominated. Lily Tomlin and Henry Gibson's performances were... 5/5 Robert Moore (Chicago, IL USA) - See all my reviews, November 2, 2002

    Quite Possibly the Most Patriotic Film Ever Made...

    Robert Altman's NASHVILLE, an perfectly exhilarating film and an even better cinematiic experience, follows twenty-four characters through the Country Music Capital of the World for three eventful days, and by the end we have grown to love them all (even the ones we hate). The film is structureless (characters wander in and out, and we merely wander around with them to hospitals, restaurants, and hotel rooms) while also being perfectly constructed (it feels carefree and spontaneous, and yet it builds and builds to an unbelievable finale). At once, Altman skewers the music industry, the government, and American hospitality in general. It's not officially a satire, but if it is, then it's easily the most entertaining one ever made, hilarious and heartbreaking. We laugh at the ridiculous BBC reporter (Geraldine Chaplin) and her pathetic, quasi-intellectual ramblings. We despise the womanizing musician (Keith Carradine) who, before one woman is even out the door, is already calling... 5/5 0, July 5, 2002


  • Fence Free Entertainment, LLC

    Nashville - Part One - Ready to Reach

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  • The Music Of Nashville Season 2 Volume 2 CD+4 BONUS 2013 TARGET EXCLUSIVE

    Music

    Rating (30 reviews):
    (4.8/5)

    A Soundtrack That's Good - Really Good

    "Nashville" is a unique show in the pantheon of TV series, because a substantial reason for tuning in is the original music. Not only are fans getting caught up in the drama of the music business, but they are clamoring for the new songs that debut on each episode. Big Machine Records has obliged with its fourth volume of the soundtrack, and pound for pound it is the best one so far. With its usual mix of artists and a variety of different country sounds, it contains some of the second season's most irresistible songs from Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, and supporting stars Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, Chaley Rose, Jonathan Jackson, and Lennon & Maisy Stella.For those who are not familiar with the series, the songs occur as live performances, studio recording sessions, impromptu jamming, or songwriting sessions. There are no magical daydreamy sequences where characters randomly break into song. Even so, each musical moment is... 5/5 Marjorie S. Morris (Kansas City) - See all my reviews, May 12, 2014

    Nashville

    0 5/5 SJD056 (Nashville, TN) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Music Of Nashville Season 2 Volume 2 CD+4 BONUS 2013 TARGET EXCLUSIVE (Audio CD) As resident of the city of Nashville, I am not easily swayed by packaging and hype. I live within blocks of legendary Music Row and have just about heard it all. The Music of Nashville, all of the volumes, represent what is best about this city and our artists. Every one of the artists could have a successful career in their own right. Put them all together and you have a wonderful, eclectic CD. It's not necessary to be a fan of the show (although we are) to enjoy it. The music stands on its own. There isn't a bad track on this CD. You will find yourself turning the volume up and listening to it on repeat. It's that good, as are all the CDs. Every song is as unique and wonderful as the artists. I just put in the CD and enjoy the ride. You will too. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 6, 2014

    Great collection

    0 5/5 Photographer Phanatic (Atlanta) - See all my reviews This review is from: The Music Of Nashville Season 2 Volume 2 CD+4 BONUS 2013 TARGET EXCLUSIVE (Audio CD) Captivating collection of CW 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 2, 2014


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