Robert Moses built bridges, highways, Jones Beach, Lincoln Center and the United Nations in New York. His were some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.