The biography of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, this biography of Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.