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.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.