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Riding the Wave of Fortune

"The post-war boom created this sense that there was one way to be a successful American, sort of the man in the gray suit." Author Tom Shroder discusses the roles of men and women in post-war America and the conformity that came with the times.

Bill Remembers: Graceland

Bill Kurtis looks back on Elvis and his house on a hill, known as Graceland.

First Long-Distance Call

To make a telephone call across the country in 1915 took five switchboard operators and more ... more

Edison vs. Nikola

“Topsy” the elephant was publicly electrocuted on January 4, 1903. Topsy’s owners decided ... more
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