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    DescriptionA companion to Oliver Stone's ten-part Showtime documentary series in the tradition of Howard Zinn's "People's History of the United States," this cutting-edge and provocative book challenges the status quo of American history. Multiple Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone (once called "Dostoevsky behind a camera") has directed such iconic movies as "Platoon," "Wall Street," "JFK," "Natural Born Killers," and "W "and is known for his often controversial point of view and probing exploration of weighty historical and political topics. Now, Stone collaborates with esteemed American University professor Peter Kuznick to present our country's "secret history," one that has been unearthed through recently discovered archives and newly declassified material. Filled with poignant photos and little-known historical facts, this book covers the rise of the American Empire and national security state from the late nineteenth century through the Obama administration, revealing how deeply rooted the seemingly aberrant policies of the Bush-Cheney administration are in the nation's past--and why it has proven so difficult for President Obama to significantly change course. By discerning patterns that have previously gone unrecognized and examining the most recently released classified documents, Stone and Kuznick challenge prevailing orthodoxies and ask questions not normally raised. The result is not the kind of history taught in schools or represented on television or in popular movies, and it will come as a surprise to the vast majority of American and global citizens, shocking and astounding both experts and history-lovers alike.


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    Title
    The Untold History of the United States
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Stone, By (author) Peter Kuznick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 929 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091949303
    ISBN 10: 0091949300
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, HB
    Libri: ENGM2000, USAA5066, USAA5012
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    DC23: 973
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Oliver Stone is an Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter. Many of his films have raised key questions about defining moments in US history. They include Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Nixon, World Trade Centre and W.Peter Kuznick is a Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University
    Review quote
    "By casting a spotlight on the shadier aspects of America's past, as well as the humane alternatives, Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick provide a thought-provoking rebuttal to the nationalist myths that are far too often served up as history. They remind us that, until Americans have the courage to confront reality, they will remain trapped by their illusions."