The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.