Nearly a century and a half after his death, Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.