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The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
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The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
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