Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.