Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.