It would be the "Biggest Thing on Earth," the salvation of the common man, a dam and irrigation project that would make the desert bloom, a source of cheap power that would boost an entire region of the country. Of the many public works projects of the New Deal, Grand Coulee Dam loomed largest in America's imagination during the darkest days of the Depression. It promised to fulfill President Franklin Roosevelt's vision for a "planned promised land" where hard-working farm families would finally be free from the drought and dislocation caused by the elements.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.