In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.