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.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.