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In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.