The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.