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 most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.