Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
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.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.