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.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.