Rising more than 700 feet above the raging waters of the Colorado River, Hoover Dam was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. 5,000 working men and their families came to live in the Nevada desert, all in search of a paycheck. The work was extremely dangerous, and done mostly without modern safety precautions.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.