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.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.