Empires of Industry - Battle for the Skies (History Channel)
Air travel has all but obliterated time and distance. Journeys once measured in weeks now take hours. It's an amazing accomplishment: a multi-billion dollar industry that changed the world within the span of a lifetime--or actually two. Follow the li...
Empires Of Industry - Legacy Of King Coal (History Channel)
Everything about the job is dangerous. The mines can cave in. Poisonous gasses can leech from the rock and suffocate miners, or ignite in horrific explosions. Deep beneath the earth, coal miners risk their lives to extract the fuel that powers the in...
Empires Of Industry - Wildcatters (History Channel)
The 20th century was powered by oil--a fact made possible by a discovery early in the century at a lonely spot called Spindletop in Texas. A gusher of oil was unleashed that rocketed 100 feet skyward for nine straight days. Suddenly, the Lone Star st...
Empires of Industry - Textiles: Birth of an American Industry
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The reminders are scattered throughout the Northeast. Aging mill towns filled with dormant buildings speak of an industry whose day has passed. But there was a time when textile was king. Cities like Fall River, Massachusetts led the world in produci...
Empires of Industry - Brewed in America (History Channel)
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Brewing beer is one of humanity's oldest activities, dating back thousands of years before the birth of Christ. When the Puritans first landed on America's shores, they brought recipes and thirst with them. BREWED IN AMERICA is a comprehensive histor...
Empires of Industry - Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel (History Channel)
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Product DescriptionAmerica is built on a steel skeleton. Without Andrew Carnegie, that skeleton-and the nation-might have taken a different form.ANDREW CARNEGIE AND THE AGE OF STEEL visits historic ironworks-namely Saugus and Hopewell-as well as toda...
Empires of Industry - War Planes of World War II (History Channel)
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Product DescriptionWorld War II turned the American aviation industry into a huge, high-tech giant. The war spurred the production of more than 300,000 warplanes, among them some of the greatest planes of all time: the C-47 transport (the "Goony Bird...
Empires of Industry - Cola Wars (History Channel)
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At the end of the Civil War, America was still an underdeveloped backwater on the outskirts of Western Civilization. A century later, the nation was the dominant economic power on the globe. EMPIRES OF INDUSTRY is a fascinating chronicle of the men a...