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.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.