James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century, once winning a campaign from jail while Curley served a sentence for fraud.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West