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.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.