Editorial Reviews. Review. "Kuznick and Stone's Untold History is the most important historical narrative of this century" -- Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer. Read "The Untold History of the United States" by Oliver Stone available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. eBook . The Untold History of the United States is filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick's riveting Examining America's atomic history, Stone and Kuznick argue that the bombings of Hiroshima and.
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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. There have been many good critical histories of postwar America.
Stone and Kuznick, however, carry it to a new level, presenting a full counternarrative, which views the Cold War, for example, as an outgrowth of US imperial policy, not Soviet aggression.
Throughout the book these authors give you a sense of how elites have manipulated the American state for their own benefit. This gives the narrative a depth and point of view that makes it more than a textbook. The combination of an iconic feature film maker and a first rate historian make for an excellent narrative that holds one's interest much more than other general histories of the period.
Kindle Edition Verified download. Reading this alongside watching the DVD of the television series was extremely helpful. Initially disturbed by the possibilities that the movie "JFK" brought up, I have read a number of books around the Kennedy assassinations.
This book sets this couple of incidents in a wider persecutive. The early history dating from the time of the Spanish-American war through the First World War and the period before WWII - which is where the television series starts - illustrates very well that such incidents are not actually aberrations but consistent with policy that has been in process for a long time.
The recent economic meltdown of following the subprime loans debacle has produced a wider array of critics of the military industrial complex and the philosophy behind the world's development and directions. Oliver Stone's and Peter Kuznick's book is timely in light of this but also in view of recent events in the Ukraine and also the recent Obama initiative to recognise Cuba.
In following US history from the turn of the twentieth century up to the Obama administration it is possible to realise why so few of our hopes and dreams have come to fruition. The baby boom generation hoped for so much but lost so many of their inspirational leaders in the prime of their life.
But for a few twists and turns the atom bombs never may have been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and so many young men would not have lost their lives or been permanently scarred from the waste of Vietnam. As people are seeking another way forward in the years ahead that will allow a better distribution of wealth, better use of our precious earth, without having to seek an outcome like that suggested by the film "Interstellar" this is a great place to start.
In fact I would suggest it is essential to place our future in more accurate historical context. I never could quite understand why people had such a negative attitude toward the USA and its influence in the world. This book opened my eyes and I would imagine it will help many others. I doubt, however, that Oliver Stone had very much to do with the book itself.
Oliver Stone produced and directed a much too brief video adaptation of the book to accompany its publication, but there's no way to summarize a massive book like this into a single video. The recent 6-hour, 3-part PBS series on WWI is a good example of the kind of thing that this book also does very well. I think the Oliver Stone video is still available on YouTube.
But that video in no way replaces the book itself. Hardcover Verified download.
Some of the reviews criticize the book for focusing on the dark side of history, but this focus is noted at the beginning of the book so it should not be unexpected.
It casts a very critical eye on 20th century American history. I'm not sure how much of this is "untold", but I believe unless you are an avid student of history which I am not you will probably learn new details. Since there is no such thing as an unbiased book, I would not take this as definitive source but rather as another data point and follow up further on those topics which might be of greater interest or concern.
I gave this book 5 stars because of the story it tells about the interplay of American attitudes and actions around the world during the past century. And again, since the book focuses on poor or misguided decisions and the consequent actions, it doesn't paint a flattering picture.
However, I believe that there is value in looking at this because it helps provide some insight into the state of the world today and the lens through which many other nations may view the US. This is a fascinating work for history buffs especially. This book when combined with the t. This is the alternative view of what we've been taught of U.
I was surprised about how Truman came to be nominated by the Democrats to run as opposed to vice president Wallace. So many different angles to well known historical events, that shed a different light on them.
All of this is backed up by actual facts that can be researched. My conclusion is that so much recent history has been suppressed or told in half truths, after being spun. This is the flip side of the same coin. Excellent account of history not taught in the current educational environment. Factual and richly annotated, it belongs in every institution of higher learning and on every shelf.
Beautifully complements the works of Howard Zinn and illuminates American history that isn't written from the point of view of the victor. Addresses issues and questions that should be commented on and asked by everyone. You may also see a DVD of the same name, which puts pertinent images to the words.
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