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The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest and bloodiest single battle American soldiers ever fought.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.