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.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.