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.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.