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.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.