The untold history of the United States - Peter Kuznick and Oliver Stone

The companion to the Showtime documentary series, director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history.

Submitted by Tyrion on September 13, 2013

The notion of American exceptionalism, dating back to John Winthrop’s 1630 sermon aboard the Arbella, still warps Americans’ understanding of their nation’s role in the world. Most are loathe to admit that the United States has any imperial pretensions. But history tells a different story as filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick reveal in this riveting account of the rise and decline of the American empire.

Aided by the latest archival findings and recently declassified documents and building on the research of the world’s best scholars, Stone and Kuznick construct an often shocking but meticulously documented “People’s History of the American Empire” that offers startling context to the Bush-Cheney policies that put us at war in two Muslim countries and show us why the Obama administration has had such a difficult time cleaving a new path.

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JW01

10 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by JW01 on October 11, 2013

The book is fascinating but every chapter is truncated and every page has random text inserted.
This is true in both mobi and epub.
Is there any way that this can be corrected?

Tyrion

10 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Tyrion on October 11, 2013

I uploaded new versions of the book. Does it look better now?

JW01

10 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by JW01 on October 12, 2013

Many thanks.
I've downloaded both versions at my local library.
I will check at home over the weekend and report back.
Regards.

JW01

10 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by JW01 on October 14, 2013

Brilliant. (As they say, a much better reading experience)
Thanks very much.

Soapy

10 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Soapy on October 14, 2013

Tyrion is an NWO schill

rafi dawn

8 years 8 months ago

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Submitted by rafi dawn on June 26, 2015

can you also upload a pdf version please?