The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.