The Untold History of the United States

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HardCover. Pub Date :2012-11-13 Pages: 704 Language: English Publisher: Gallery Books The companion to the Showtime documentary series. director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history. At last the world knows America as the savior of the world!-Woodrow Wilson The notion of American exceptionalism. dating back to John Winthrop's 1630 sermon aboard the Arbella. still warps Americans' understanding of their nation's role in the world. Most are loathe to admit that the United States has any imperial pretensions. But history tells a different story as filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick reveal in this riveting account of the rise and decline of the American empire. Aided by the latest archival findings a...

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"Kuznick and Stone's Untold History is the most important historical narrative of this century" (Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Prometheus)

"It's compulsive reading: brilliant, a masterpiece" (Daniel Ellsberg, author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers)

"Finally, a book with the guts to challenge the accepted narrative of recent American history" (Bill Maher)

"There is much here to reflect upon... indispensable" (Mikhail Gorbachev)

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The book to accompany Oliver Stone's landmark 10-part documentary series, The Untold History of the United States

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