This biography of Ulysses S. Grant paints a revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders. In 2011 AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will rebroadcast this film as U.S. Grant: Warrior, an abridged 90-minute version of the film, focusing on Grant as a Civil War hero and a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to a rank held previously only by George Washington.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.