The Untold History of the United States

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 15, 2013 - History - 749 pages
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The companion to the Showtime documentary series, director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history.

A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

In this riveting companion to their astonishing documentary series, which the Washington Post declared is “grounded in indisputable fact,” Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick challenge prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark truth about the rise and fall of American imperialism.
 

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User Review  - lesleynicol - LibraryThing

In one word HORRIFYING. Even if this book is only 50% true it is still horrifying. How a nation who has set itself up as the keeper of the peace and the saviour of smaller nations can have caused the ... Read full review

THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Zinn-ian conspiracy theories, propounded engagingly and energetically by filmmaker and gadfly Stone and Cold War scholar Kuznick (History/American Univ.).If you've read Howard Zinn—or if, like Jeff ... Read full review

Contents

wORLD wAR
1
wORLD wAR
87
who Started
181
squandered opportunities
463
Chapter 14
549
ACknowledgments
617
photo Credits
710
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Oliver Stone made such iconic films as Platoon, Wall Street, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, Salvador, and W.

Peter Kuznick is professor of history and director of the award-winning Nuclear Studies Institute at American University and is currently serving his fourth term as distinguished lecturer with the Organization of American Historians. He has written extensively about science and politics, nuclear history, and Cold War culture.

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