Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.