Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
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.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.