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Did China discover America? An amateur historian and former submarine commander in the British Navy, Gavin Menzies poses an argument that could change the way we perceive global history forever—that Chinese admirals discovered America and that ancient Chinese junks were the first to circle the earth.
After a haunting overview of the Second World War in episode 1, A Necessary War, Ken Burns takes us to back to the moment it all began. The inhabitants of four American towns recall life in their communities on the eve of the conflict.
Despite Hollywood depictions of Egyptian taskmasters and expendable foreign slaves, historians have developed more complex theories about the people who raised the pyramids. Evidence suggests that Egyptian labor forces that took shape some 4,500 years ago helped launch early waves of urbanization.