The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
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 tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.