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.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.