The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
A minute-by-minute account, on both sides of the Pacific, leading up to the surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.