He rose from obscurity to become the 20th century's most influential American innovator.
John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller was the world's first billionaire and the most hated man in America.
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided
Follow the story of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln’s childhood — his in a remote backwoods cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home — and learn about their courtship.
"Annie Oakley," an on-target profile of the sharpshooter.
A product of the American Civil War, James was less heroic than brutal; America's own Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich, but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. The story of the canal features a delightful cast of colorful characters ranging from an indomitable President to visionary engineers to tens of thousands of workers from around the world, rigidly segregated by race.
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