Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.