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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

Tells the story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion during World War II.


A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team.

The Finest Hours

The true story of a heroic sea rescue off the coast of Massachusetts.

A Girl Called Vincent

The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Boys in the Boat

The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Girl from the Tar Paper School

The Story of Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Fairy Ring

Elsie and Frances Fool the World - A True Story!

Fooled You!

Fakes and Hoaxes Through the Years

The Family Romanov

Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of the Imperial Russia

The Great Molasses Flood

An in-depth look at one of the strangest, stickiest disasters in American history.

The Giant and How He Humbugged America

A riveting account of how the Cardiff Giant mystery snowballed into one of America’s biggest money-making spectacles--and scams.

Terrible Typhoid Mary

This riveting biography of Mary Mallon looks beyond the tabloid scandal of Mary's controversial life. It reveals a lesser-known story of human and constitutional rights, entangled with enduring questions about who Mary Mallon really was.


The story of how enemy troops on both sides of the WWI trenches openly defied their commanding officers on December 25, 1914 by stopping the fighting and having a spontaneous celebration of Christmas with their "enemies." 

Patient Zero

Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases.

A Storm Too Soon

When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall.