Like a veteran door-to-door salesman, Ronald Reagan is a huckster, only instead of vacuum cleaners, he peddles fear--so successfully that he is now president of the United States.
Residents near the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor meet the fallout threat with uncommon grace and even humor.
World War II breaks out in Europe, but The Nation (getting it wrong) says it presents no threat to the US, and we will not join the fighting.
The terrible tragedy of the Titanic was entirely preventable.
Franklin Roosevelt is elected on the promise of a new deal, something the country needs desperately.
With the Gulf of Tonkin resolution authorizing war in Vietnam, its clear that America hasn't learned its lesson from previous foreign policy mistakes in the region.
Robert F. Kennedy campaigned for peace on a platform that courageously opposed the policies that his brother set in motion.
A marcher braves the maelstrom of the civil rights movement.
With what seemed a lifetime worth of achievements behind him, how was it possible that Martin Luther King Jr. was only 39 when he was killed?
John Hinckley may have been the one to pull the trigger, but who's to blame for his anger?