Over the past year, I've made a couple of discouraging comments over the History Channel (the place where you get the latest UFO news, or watch reality TV over lumberjacks). Well....over the past month, the History Channel aired The Men Who Built America. It's a seven-hour series.
If you can get access to the History Channel or get the DVD set, this is probably worth watching. It centers on a dozen-odd characters who made America into an industrial giant.
The individuals are linked by a simple idea of making money. The reason you have a car today, or a reliable banking system, or electrical lighting....came from what these gentlemen developed.
So if you have a couple of hours and want some juicy American history....this is the best you will see this year.