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Untold History of the United States, The

Course Codes : 100985

Untold History of the United States, The

ISBN 9780091949310
Edition 1
Publication Date
Publisher Penguin
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"'This is not history for history's sake, however this is the history of our present and future, long beyond cold war, into war on terror, war on drugs' Ed Vulliamy, Guardian /i> i>The Untold History of the United States is filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick s riveting landmark account of the rise and decline of the American empire the most powerful and dominant nation the world has ever seen. Probing the dark corners of the administrations of 17 presidents, from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama, they dare to ask just how far the US has drifted from its founding democratic ideals. Beginning with the bloody suppression of the Filipino struggle for independence and spanning the two World Wars, it documents how US administrations have repeatedly intervened in conflicts on foreign soil, taking part in covert operations and wars in Latin American, Asia and the Middle East. At various times it has overthrown elected leaders in favour of right-wing dictators, for both economic and political gain. Examining America s atomic history, Stone and Kuznick argue that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were militarily unnecessary and morally

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