While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
After notorious revolutionary leader Pancho Villa's raid on Columbus, New Mexico, General John Pershing and his 150,000 man cavalry set out to get Villa.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.