In 1957 the Soviet Union beat the United States by launching the first satellite. A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The dramatic story of the nation's first subway
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.