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A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.