- A roadside sign drew me off the highway to find a monument
to "The Miner's Angel." Later I found out that she
was considered by others to be "the most dangerous woman
Mother of Social Work -
Shocked by the horrid little houses in nearby slums, this six
year old from an affluent family dedicated her life to radically
improving the social culture of America.
Lighthouses and Pirate Legends - The ancestors
of Robert Louis Stevenson engineered the lighthouses of Scotland,
putting an end to piracy and looting. Perhaps they also inspired
some of the great adventure stories of all time.
of the Whydah - Barry Clifford
searches for the true story of pirate Black Sam Bellamy and his
lover Maria Hallett, and the location of Bellamy's sunken treasure
ship with her cache of gold and silver.
Freedom Shackled - The slave ship, Henrietta Marie, speaks
from its watery grave to give us the first true picture of the
horror that men, women and children suffered in the Atlantic
of the Piccards - Three
generations of this family have pushed back the frontiers of
space and ocean depths. From the "first woman in space"
to the first non-stop balloon trip around the world, these are
the incredible Piccards.