Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. G-Men were public heroes, doing battle with John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde and other criminals.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.