James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.