Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
The decisions made by leaders and the escalation of bloodletting that finally ended World War II.