John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.