He is a modern Midas who has elevated the business of deal-making to an art form. He came to epitomize a glitzy, greedy, late-twentieth-century America, only to see his fortune and fame threatened by changing times. By the age of 40, Donald Trump was one of New York's most successful real estate developers. The epitome of '80s glamour, he had a high-profile wife, a lavish lifestyle, and public adulation. But as the decade ended, it seemed that his luck went with it. In this revealing program, discover the story of his incredible rise, decline, and improbable rebirth as a mogul in the 1990s. Biography takes a fascinating look at the life and times of the man whose name has become a symbol of wealth and status, Donald Trump.
Profile of the brilliant and versatile third President who wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was an accomplished diplomat, architect, naturalist, and linguist. Yet, when he died, he left debts of more than $100,000.
One of the last great leaders of the Native American Resistance, Sitting Bull earned his place in history with a stunning victory at the Battle at Little Bighorn. However, his life was made up of much more than just a single battle. In this compelling program, Biography journeys back to the fading days of the Old West for a comprehensive history of the celebrated Sioux medicine man. Hear period accounts that narrate his many battles with early settlers, and learn how he revised the Native American defense strategy to create more effective fighters. Finally, discover how he masterminded the victory at Custer's Last Stand and trace the tragic last days of his life, from his role in Buffalo Bill's "Wild West Show" to his captivity and subsequent death. Sitting Bull: Chief of the Lakota Nation is a moving and remarkable portrait of one of the last great Native American warriors.
His drastic reforms led to the end of his nation as it was known to the world. Yet Mikhail Gorbachev was ultimately undone by his own success. One of the most compelling figures of the twentieth century, the son of a mechanic from the Caucasus, Gorbachev's vision to change his nation was shaped by his childhood experiences under Stalin's rule. In a candid interview, conducted by Biography for this historic program, Gorbachev recounts how he rose through the party ranks without betraying his radical visions for the future. Once in power, however, the changes were swift and sweeping. Extensive footage chronicles the turbulent years of his rule, from the first stirrings of Glasnost to the unsuccessful coup that marked the last gasp of the old, hard-line leadership, while renowned Soviet historians and political experts detail Gorbachev's world-changing legacy.
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