Robert Moses built bridges, highways, Jones Beach, Lincoln Center and the United Nations in New York. His were some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
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.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.