The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
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.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.