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?
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.