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.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.