Dr. Alfred Crosby, author of Epidemic and Peace 1918: America's Forgotten Pandemic.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.