Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in WWII to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.