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.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".