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The untold history of the United States / written by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick.

Author/Creator:
Stone, Oliver, author.
Edition:
Gallery books trade paperback edition.
Updated edition.
Publication:
New York : Gallery Books, a division of Simon and Schuster Inc., 2019 , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 909 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Government information -- United States -- History.
Summary:
Rediscover pivotal moments in America's past in this second volume of the young reader's edition of The Untold History of the United States, from Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick. There is history as we know it. And there is history we should have known. Complete with poignant photos and little-known but vitally important stories, this second of four volumes traces how people around the world responded to the United States's rise as a superpower from the end of World War II through an increasingly tense Cold War and, eventually, to the brink of nuclear annihilation during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This is not the kind of history taught in schools or normally presented on television or in popular movies. This riveting young readers volume challenges prevailing orthodoxies to reveal uncomfortable realities about the US role in heightening Cold War tensions. It also humanizes the experiences of diverse people, at home and abroad, who yearned for a more just, equal, and compassionate world. This volume will come as a breath of fresh air for students, teachers, and budding young historians hungry for different perspectives--which makes it a crucial counterpoint to today's history textbooks. Adapted by high school and university educator Eric S. Singer from the bestselling book and companion to the documentary The Untold History of the United States by Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick, this volume gives young readers a powerful and provocative look at the US role in the Cold War. It also provides a blueprint for those concerned with shaping a better and more equitable future for people across the world.
Contents:
Introduction
World War I
The new deal
World War II
The bomb
The cold war
Eisenhower
JFK
LBJ
Nixon and Kissinger
Collapse of detente
The Reagan years
The cold war ends
The Bush-Cheney debacle
Obama
How the unthinkable became thinkable again
Acknowledgements
Notes
Photo credits
Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Kuznick, Peter J., author.
ISBN:
9781982102531
1982102535
OCLC:
1097680297
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