For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport. He was mayor during Chicago's tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
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.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.