Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.