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 remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.