P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.