The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.