James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.