It would be the "Biggest Thing on Earth," the salvation of the common man, a dam and irrigation project that would make the desert bloom, a source of cheap power that would boost an entire region of the country. Of the many public works projects of the New Deal, Grand Coulee Dam loomed largest in America's imagination during the darkest days of the Depression. It promised to fulfill President Franklin Roosevelt's vision for a "planned promised land" where hard-working farm families would finally be free from the drought and dislocation caused by the elements.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.