Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.