The extraordinary accomplishments of individuals and groups instruct and inspire, becoming legends in or across cultures.

Achievements Chapters

The first printing of Gone with the Wind was 10,000 copies (when 5,000 copies was typical for the lifetime of a book).

Margaret Mitchell changed the name of her lead character to Scarlett from Pansy after looking through Irish literature and finding "Scarlett" was an I...

Margaret Mitchell did not have a title for her famous novel until just before it was published. What was the source of the title, "Gone with the Wind?...

Telling no one but her husband about her novel, Margaret Mitchell finally gets the courage to give her manuscript to Harold Latham, chief editor at Th...

Margaret Mitchell began writing her famous novel after injuring her ankle which failed to quickly heal. It was one way for her to cure boredom.

Achievements Story Briefs

In this image we see an original draft, in President Kennedy's handwriting, of the famous phrase in his inaugural address: "Ask not what your country ...

Lewis Wickes Hine took this photo of a workman - at considerable height - fastening bolts on a beam of the Empire State Building during construction i...

Phosphate mining, in South Carolina, was once the most-dominant in the world. This twenty-year position of prominence ended due to a variety of factor...

Henry Bliss Northup was the man who rescued Solomon Northup - whose slave name was ''Platt Hamilton'' - from slavery.

The battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) occurred in two phases.

Achievements Audios

During the Great Depression, Americans were starving.

Denny Smith - from WIBC ("Indy's News Center," at 93.

This audio clip, from the National Archives, is the swearing-in and inaugural address of John F.

On its mission to the Moon, Apollo 13 encountered a near-fatal situation.

In the last chapter of her book, Helen thanks many people who have helped her along the way.

Achievements Audio Narrations

It's June 13, 1935 and Jim Braddock - a 10 to 1 underdog - stuns boxing fans everywhere when he defeats the reigning champion, Max Baer.

Gone with the Wind became one of the best-selling novels and movies of all time.

Margaret Mitchell named Scarlett O'Hara after looking through books of Irish literature.

Margaret Mitchell found the title for her new book in the lines of an 1891 poem.

Working on her untitled book for years, Margaret Mitchell finally agrees to have a potential publisher see her manuscript.

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