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.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
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.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.