The Concise Untold History of the United States, Paperback Book

The Concise Untold History of the United States Paperback

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Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick examine the dark side of American history from the beginning of the twentieth century right up to the Obama administration.

Looking at American intervention in foreign conflicts in Latin American, Asia and the Middle East, including taking part in covert operations and interfering to overthrow elected leaders in favour of right-wing dictators, they ask whether US involvement around the globe is about democratic ideals, or political and economic gain.

From Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the Watergate scandal and the transformation of America into a national security state, The Concise Untold History lays bare how US presidents have ignored the constitution and international law to influence the course of world events for the interest of the few.

Based on the critically acclaimed documentary series of the same name, this book compellingly unmasks the shocking and unforgettable truth behind the American Empire.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780091956806

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Not exactly an untold history but an alternative view that is not heard often enough. Basically this is a polemic and an angry polemic at that. Its always readable but for those of us of a left wing perspective it says nothing new. For me the highlight was the counter factual of what might have happened should Henry Wallace, and not Harry Truman, been nominated as Vice President in 1944. That really is food for thought..