Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.