In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.