The surprise pandemic of 1918 shook Americans’ confidence in the medical establishment that had previously found vaccines for other lethal diseases like smallpox and typhoid. People tried everything to avoid getting the virus — from gargling with mouthwash to wearing masks — but it was not until years after the pandemic was over that scientists made any real breakthroughs.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.