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.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.