The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.