Books & Films

Great books and films rivet our attention. Then we learn there is even more behind them than the final work. Let's go behind them and find out more.

Books & Films Chapters

Samuel Clemens, writing as Mark Twain, creates a character called Huckleberry Finn. Huck is based on a real person called Tom Blankenship.

To boost attendance at Jurassic World, scientists decide to create a hybrid dinosaur called Indominus Rex using DNA collected from four other fearsome...

Katniss Everdeen survives two Hunger Games; now the rebels demand a price for saving her life from the second. She becomes the Mockingjay, but what do...

After his slave ordeal is over, Solomon Northup brings charges against the people who wrongfully sold him into slavery. Because a black person cannot ...

Henry Northup tells Platt (Solomon Northup) to throw down his sack because his "cotton-picking days are over."

Books & Films Videos

Because the clouds have cleared on Sunday morning - December 7, 1941 - every pilot has an unobstructed view as hundreds of Japanese airplanes approach...

In the 12th century, the King of England was vexed by Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Theseus and The Minotaur is a Greek myth about the son of an Athenian king - Theseus - and a horrifying monster - "The Minotaur.

Today Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch painter, is one of the world's most-beloved artists.

Books & Films Documents

Since it became America's capital city, circa 1800, Washington City had slaves. This compendium includes laws impacting slavery in the District.

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