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.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West