The Concise Untold History of the United States

The Concise Untold History of the United States

Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick


A significant other to Oliver Stone’s ten-part documentary sequence of an identical identify, this consultant bargains a people’s historical past of the yankee Empire: “a severe evaluate folks overseas policy…indispensable” (former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev); “brilliant, a masterpiece!” (Daniel Ellsberg); “Oliver Stone’s new ebook is as riveting, eye-opening, and thought-provoking as any heritage e-book you are going to ever learn. It achieves what historical past, at its most sensible, should do: offers a mountain of formerly unknown proof that makes you query and think again a lot of your long-held assumptions concerning the such a lot influential events” (Glenn Greenwald).

In November 2012, Showtime debuted a ten-part documentary sequence according to Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s The Untold historical past of the USA. The publication and documentary seemed again at human occasions that, on the time, went underreported, but in addition crucially formed America’s targeted and intricate background over the 20th century.

From the atomic bombing of Japan to the chilly warfare and fall of Communism, this concise model of the bigger e-book is customized for the final reader. entire with poignant photographs, arresting illustrations, and little-known files, The Concise Untold historical past of the us covers the increase of the yankee empire and nationwide defense country from the overdue 19th century in the course of the Obama management, placing all of it jointly to teach how deeply rooted the likely aberrant rules of the Bush-Cheney management are within the nation’s previous and why it has confirmed so tough for Obama to alter direction.

In this concise and indispensible consultant, Kuznick and Stone (who Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills has known as America’s personal “Dostoevsky in the back of a camera”) problem triumphing orthodoxies to bare the darkish fact in regards to the upward thrust and fall of yankee imperialism.

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