Science and the military converged under a cloak of secrecy at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As part of the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos — both its very existence and the work that went on there — was kept from Americans during World War II.
Many of the thousands of scientists on the project were not officially aware of what they were working on. Though they were not permitted to talk to anyone about their work, including each other, by 1945 some had figured out that they were in fact building an atomic bomb.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
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.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.