Introduced in 1971, the microprocessor is basically the fundamental driving force and brain of all of the digital equipment we use today -- from iPhones and computers to notebooks and tablets.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.