Born into a prominent New England family, George H.W. Bush came from railroad and Wall Street money. His father, Prescott Bush, was George's model for public service. He married Barbara Pierce, whose father was a director of McCall's Publishing Company.
George and Barbara's five surviving children include the 43rd president of the U.S., George W. Bush, and the former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush.
Browse a family photo and video gallery and learn more about an American political family.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.