Thomas Edison was Henry Ford's hero. In 1896, shortly after building his quadricycle, Henry Ford had the chance to meet the famous inventor at a convention in New York. Edison, who was convinced the future lay in electric powered cars, encouraged Ford to "keep at it." In 1907, Ford was on the brink of releasing the Model T. The inventors forged a friendship that lasted their whole lives.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.