In 1988, after two terms in office, Ronald Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the twentieth century -- and one of the most controversial. A failed actor, Reagan became a passionate ideologue who preached a simple gospel of lower taxes, less government, and anti-communism. One by one, his opponents underestimated him; one by one, Reagan surprised them, rising to become a president who always preferred to see America as a "shining city on a hill."
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in WWII to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.