During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.