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Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds

In the 1950s, an anonymous terrorist planted a pipe bomb in a New York City public space. Then another. And another.
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The Reconstruction of Ulysses S. Grant

As a civilian, the beloved American Civil War general and two-term president failed at every attempt to make money. Except for one.
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Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay

A remote bay in Alaska is home to an odd and occasionally catastrophic geology. In 1958, a handful of people experienced this firsthand.
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Mobilis In Mobili

A 1930s effort to reach the Earth's northernmost point via antiquated submarine.
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Colonels of Truth

The tumultuous true story of the life of a fast food icon.
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The Japanese Art of Self-Preservation

On the ancient Japanese Buddhist practice of self-mummification.
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The Zero-Armed Bandit

The story of a treacherous contraption that appeared mysteriously in a Lake Tahoe casino.
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The Derelict

A series of accidents and errors amass into disaster at sea. But that's not the end of the story.
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Welcome to the Jungle

An 18th-century Peruvian woman encounters a staggering amount of bad luck as she attempts to reunite with the husband she hasn't seen in twenty years.
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The Clockmaker

A patient German inventor in Nazi Germany takes matters into his own hands.
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White Death

A lone Finnish sniper repels enough invading Russians in WW2 to earn the nickname "White Death".
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Absolute Zero is 0K

Victorian scientists struggle to reach and understand the vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly cold universe at Absolute Zero.
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Three Thrown Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

An unlikely and unethical psychological experiment is undertaken at Michigan's Ypsilanti State Hospital in 1959.
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Andrée and the Aeronauts’ Voyage to the Top of the World

The story of three adventurers who tried to reach the North Pole via hydrogen balloon in 1897.
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The Spy Who Loved Nothing

The story of an American who was dead-set on spying for the KGB.
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The Science of Mental Fitness

Intensive imagining can have measurable effects on the physical body.
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Nineteen Seventy Three

Chile's audacious 1970s-era plan to network and automate the country's entire economy, hindered by political upheaval and CIA maneuvering.
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Night Takes Rook

The rise and fall of a life-saving lighthouse built on a scrap of rock by a determined yet under-qualified builder.
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Meddle, Metal, and Mettle

The story of the disturbed man who stalked and ultimately shot US president James Garfield.
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Too Close for Comfort

Biological family members reunited relatively late in life sometimes have to contend with unexpected and powerful feelings of attraction.
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