The Cold War and the nuclear arms race dominated American foreign policy for decades. Did the fears of nuclear weapons personally affect your life? Do you think the U.S. should have engaged in creating the world’s most powerful bombs? What do you think is the most threatening weapon in the world today?
The decisions made by leaders and the escalation of bloodletting that finally ended World War II.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
A minute-by-minute account, on both sides of the Pacific, leading up to the surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.