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.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.