The Untold History of the United States Book

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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 in this acclaimed companion book to the provocative Showtime Original Series.

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.

“ There is much here to reflect upon....At stake is whether the United States will choose to be the policeman of a ‘Pax Americana,’ which is a recipe for disaster, or partner with other nations on the way to a safer, more just, and sustainable future.”
—PRESIDENT MIKHAIL GORBACHEV

“ Thought-provoking, massively documented, and a necessary antidote to the mainstream media’s celebration of American triumphalism.”
—JON WIENER, AUTHOR OF HOW WE FORGOT THE COLD WAR

“ Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick have done what many would consider impossible.”
—LLOYD GARDNER, AUTHOR OF ARCHITECTS OF ILLUSION

“ Their perspective on nuclear danger is especially illuminating.”
—ROBERT JAY LIFTON, AUTHOR OF WITNESS TO AN EXTREME CENTURY

“ [Stone] has consistently devoted his storytelling skills and his moral sensibility to creating a counter narrative to the enormous tide of hogwash that dominates most public discussion of America.”
—ANDREW O’HEHIR, SALON

“ As riveting, eye-opening, and thought-provoking as any history book you will ever read. It achieves what history, at its best, ought to do... can’t recommend it highly enough.”
—GLENN GREENWALD, THE GUARDIAN

“ A truly historic endeavor.”
—DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES

“Grounded in indisputable fact.”
—ANN HORNADAY, THE WASHINGTON POST

“ Following in the footsteps of William Appleman Williams, Walter LaFeber, and Howard Zinn, the Stone - Kuznick team grapples with the unsavory legacy of American militarism....Make room on your book shelf or Kindle.”
—DOUGLAS BRINKLEY

“ Howard [Zinn] would have loved this ‘people’s history’ of the American Empire. It’s compulsive reading: brilliant, a masterpiece!”
—DANIEL ELLSBERG, AUTHOR OF SECRETS

“ Kuznick and Stone’s Untold History is the most important historical narrative of this century; a carefully researched and brilliantly rendered account.”
—MARTIN SHERWIN, PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING COAUTHOR OF AMERICAN PROMETHEUS WITH KAI BIRD

“ The book is beautifully illustrated, well argued, and compellingly written.”
—MARILYN YOUNG, AUTHOR OF THE VIETNAM WARS

“ The most comprehensive and inclusive critique yet written of American foreign policy since World War II.”
—ALLAN LICHTMAN, AUTHOR OF WHITE PROTESTANT NATION

“ Some will be surprised, others angry. Most will understand their nation much better.”
—JEFF MADRICK, AUTHOR OF AGE OF GREED

“ Honest history that tears through myths and presents a reality not expected by most Americans.”
—DAVID SWANSON, CONSORTIUM NEWS

“ It’s time for serious people to confront rather than avoid or attempt to denigrate the profound challenges raised by Stone and Kuznick.”
—GAR ALPEROVITZ, AUTHOR OF THE DECISION TO USE THE ATOMIC BOMB

“ A milestone in a surprisingly small genre of books, namely, critical history written of and for the people.”
—BRUCE CUMINGS, AUTHOR OF THE KOREAN WAR
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