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.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West