The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age. She was cast out of 19th-century New England society and died in poverty.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.