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The untold history of the United States

Author: Oliver Stone; Peter J Kuznick
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Gallery books trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In this companion to the ten-part documentary series the authors outline a "people's history" of the American empire and its rise and decline, aided by the latest archival findings and recently declassified documents and scholarly research. They challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this look at the dark side of American history. They introduce readers to a pantheon of heroes and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Stone; Peter J Kuznick
ISBN: 9781451613520 1451613520 9780091949310 0091949319
OCLC Number: 833274857
Notes: Companion to the documentary series of the same name.
Description: xxxiii, 749 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Roots of empire : "War is a racket" --
World War I : Wilson vs. Lenin --
The New Deal : "I welcome their hatred" --
World War II : who really defeated Germany? --
The Bomb : the tragedy of a small man --
The Cold War : who started it? --
Eisenhower : a not so pretty picture --
JFK : "the most dangerous moment in history" --
LBJ : empire derailed --
Nixon and Kissinger : the "madman" and the "psychopath" --
Collapse of detente : darkness at noon --
The Reagan years : death squads for democracy --
The Cold War ends : squandered opportunities --
The Bush-Cheney debacle : "the gates of Hell are open in Iraq" --
Obama : managing a wounded empire.
Responsibility: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick.

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