Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.