The Concise Untold History Of The United States

  • Publish Date: 2014-10-14
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Oliver Stone;Peter Kuznick
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A companion to Oliver Stones ten-part documentary series of the same name, this guide offers a peoples history of the American Empire: a critical overview of US foreign policyindispensable (former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev); brilliant, a masterpiece! (Daniel Ellsberg); Oliver Stones new book is as riveting, eye-opening, and thought-provoking as any history book you will ever read. It achieves what history, at its best, ought to do: presents a mountain of previously unknown facts that makes you question and re-examine many of your long-held assumptions about the most influential events (Glenn Greenwald).

In November 2012, Showtime debuted a ten-part documentary series based on Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznicks The Untold History of the United States. The book and documentary looked back at human events that, at the time, went underreported, but also crucially shaped Americas unique and complex history over the twentieth century.

From the atomic bombing of Japan to the Cold War and fall of Communism, this concise version of the larger book is adapted for the general reader. Complete with poignant photos, arresting illustrations, and little-known documents, The Concise Untold History of the United States covers the rise of the American empire and national security state from the late nineteenth century through the Obama administration, putting it all together to show how deeply rooted the seemingly aberrant policies of the Bush-Cheney administration are in the nations past and why it has proven so difficult for Obama to change course.

In this concise and indispensible guide, Kuznick and Stone (who Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills has called Americas own Dostoevsky behind a camera) challenge prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark truth about the rise and fall of American imperialism.

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