The Mariana Islands are located 1,500 miles from Japan in the Central Pacific. In 1944 this proximity made them strategically important to the U.S. war effort. The U.S. Army Air Forces wanted to use the islands as launching pads for B-29 bomber attacks on Japanese targets. The islands were also crucial for the Japanese, who had 30,000 troops stationed on the island of Saipan to stop the American advance.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.