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 story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.