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In 1927, Babe Ruth stepped up to the plate and looked history in the eye. With each swing of the bat his towering legacy grew larger. Ball after ball sailed into the seats and the race for 60 home runs was on. Join the Bambino as he swings for the fences chasing down one of the greatest baseball records of all time.
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Elvis Presley was the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. But his career was not all glitter and glory. The hip-shaking stardom of the 1950s sank into an embarrassing string of bad movies in the 1960s. Could Elvis kick-start his career and reconnect with his audience? Join him on his ’68 Comeback Special and witness the King rise again.
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Tells the story of Amelia Earhart, the daring female aviator who disappeared while attempting to become the first woman to fly a plane around the world. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the life of Benedict Arnold, the man who betrayed his country and became known as a traitor. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography examining the life of Benjamin Franklin and his leadership as a statesman, scientist, inventor, and printer. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the story of Bessie Coleman, who became the first African American women to earn a pilot's license. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the life story of Booker T. Washington, along with his accomplishments toward promoting the education of African Americans. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the life of labor leader Cesar Chavez and the boycotts that he led to gain fair working conditions for farmworkers. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the story of the explorer Christopher Columbus and his discoveries of the Americas. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the life story of Clara Barton, who served as a Civil War nurse, and started the American Red Cross. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography describing the childhood, private life, and years of public service of the popular First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a staunch supporter of women's rights including women's right to vote. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the life story of Florence Nightingale, the English nurse who reformed military hospitals during the Crimean War and became the founder of modern nursing. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the life story of George Washington, the leader of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and the first president of the United States. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the story of plant scientist and inventor George Washington Carver. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the life of Hellen Keller, a blind and deaf women who became an author and advocate for the blind. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the personal life and baseball career of the legendary player, Jackie Robinson. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the life story of animal scientist, Jane Goodall. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the life story of athlete Jim Thorpe, star of the 1912 Olympic Games and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the story of the life, education, and political career of the thirty-fifth President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the life story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his leadership in the civil rights movement to stop racism, segregation, and discrimination in the United States. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography discussing the life story of explorer Matthew Henson and his expedition to the North Pole with Robert Peary. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Describes the legend of Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the story of Mary "Mother" Jones, a leading labor union and child labor activist in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the life story of dynamic heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who gained fame for his boxing skills, political views, and humanitarian efforts. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the life story of Revolutionary War hero and spy Nathan Hale. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the life story of Patrick Henry, who is known as the "Voice of the American Revolution." Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the story of Sacagawea, the teenage Shoshone mother who traveled with the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the life story of American patriot Samuel Adams and his role in the events that led to the Revolutionary War. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography telling the story of the life, education, and political career of the twenty-sixth president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the life story of President Thomas Jefferson, the individual who authored the Declaration of Independence. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the story of Quaker leader William Penn, founder of the Pennsylvania Colony, whose ideas about government influenced the U.S. Constitution. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography on the life of Wilma Rudolph, hero of the 1960 Rome Olympics. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Looks at the life of Betsy Ross from her Quaker childhood to her days as an independent businesswoman. Also examines the legend of the Betsy Ross flag. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Harry Houdini never met a lock he didn’t like. Handcuffs, leg irons, and thumbscrews were child’s play for the world’s greatest escape artist. During his stunning career he invented some of the most mind-boggling escapes of all time. Join Houdini as he attempts his most dangerous stunts and unlock the secrets of the illusionist’s lasting legacy.
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In 2003, Jay-Z retired from making music. He had made award-winning albums, founded a record label, and had his own line of clothing. He walked away, but he couldn't stop writing songs. Three years later, he was back on the charts with a hit album and the title of greatest MC of all time. Track this hip hop hero as he makes it in the music world and becomes one of the best known rappers in the world.
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In the 1960s, Michael Jackson was just a young boy with a dream. By the time he died in 2009, he was a record setting musician and an international pop icon. Follow Michael’s journey growing up in the tumultuous music industry. Watch him strive for greatness and witness the legacy he has left on the world.
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Southern General Robert E. Lee felt that it was a mistake for the South to fight in the U.S. Civil War. In spite of his doubts, he led his men to victory in several important battles. But eventually the South lost the war, and Lee had to surrender. Join him as he recalls the biggest battles of the war and teaches his men that they can have dignity even in defeat.
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Chief Joseph wanted peace for his people. But the U.S. Army had different ideas. As the headman and spokesperson for the Nez Perce, Chief Joseph tried to do what was best for his people. Join him as he leads his people over vast plains and rugged mountains on the run from the U.S. army.
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Someone was trying to kill Malcolm X, and he knew who it was. From his troubled youth to his days as spokesman for the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X had much to say about race and civil rights. But when he split with the Nation of Islam, the charismatic black leader made one powerful enemy. Join him on his life-altering pilgrimage to Mecca where he discovers the power of brotherhood and the cost of racial divides.
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