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America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
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An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
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The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.