The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, and thrived from the Depression through World War II, leaving a legacy in music.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West