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.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.