During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, overcoming technical challenges to erect one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.