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.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.