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 first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.