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.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.