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.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.