Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.