America's most renowned football coach, Knute Rockne of Notre Dame, was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of financial and commercial power in American culture.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West