Geoffrey C. Ward, historian, screenwriter and former editor of American Heritage Magazine, is co-author of The Civil War, Baseball, and The West and was the principal writer for the television series' upon which all of three were based.
He is also author of several other books, including A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography and the 1990 Francis Parkman Prize awarded by the Society of American Historians. Among his other television credits -- Nixon, Lindbergh, Reminiscing in Tempo, and The Kennedys, all for The American Experience.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.