America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.