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.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.