In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.