The Untold History of the United States (Hardcover)
|Author: Oliver/ Kuznick Stone|
From the Publisher:
A companion to Oliver Stone's ten-part documentary series, The Untold History of The United States unearths the truth behind historical events, using recently discovered archives and newly declassified material.When they refer to ?untold history,? Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick mean history that should have been but hasn't previously been readily available to the vast majority of citizens in the United States and elsewhere. Now they reveal the latest archival findings that challenge prevailing orthodoxies and asks questions not normally raised. By discerning patterns that have previously gone unrecognized and examining the most recently released declassified documents, a new picture begins to form. This is not the kind of history taught in schools or normally presented on television or in popular movies.
Complete with poignant photos, arresting illustrations, and little-known documents, this book covers the rise of the American Empire and national security state from the late nineteenth century through the Obama administration, showing how deeply rooted in the nation's past the seemingly aberrant policies of the Bush-Cheney administration are and why it has proven so difficult for Obama to significantly change course. By analyzing and drawing conclusions about the past, the authors have discovered patterns and connections that will challenge and excite experts and history lovers.