Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.