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 grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.