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.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.