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.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.