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.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.