Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
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.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.