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Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.