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Riassunto: ?At last the world knows America as the savior of the world!? ? Woodrow Wilson The notion of American exceptionalism, dating back to John Winthrop?s 1630 sermon aboard the Arabella, 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. They trace the American empire through the bloody U.S. suppression of the Filipino struggle for independence; the establishment of U.S. financial hegemony via World War I; the repeated U.S. interventions, covert operations, and wars in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East; the transformation of America into a prying national security state; the accumulation of vast fortunes by the wealthiest Americans; and troubling assaults on U.S. constitutional liberties. 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. Stone and Kuznick will introduce listeners to a pantheon of heroes and villains as they show not only how far the United States has drifted from its democratic traditions but the powerful forces that have struggled to get us back on track. The authors reveal that: ?The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were militarily unnecessary and morally indefensible. ?The United States, not the Soviet Union, bore the lion?s share of responsibility for perpetuating the Cold War. ?The U.S. love affair with right-wing dictators has gone as far as overthrowing elected leaders, arming and training murderous military officers, and forcing millions of people into poverty. ?U.S.-funded Islamist fundamentalists, who fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan, have blown back to threaten the interests of the United States and its allies. ?U.S. presidents, especially in wartime, have frequently trampled on the Constitution and international law. ?The United States has brandished nuclear threats repeatedly and come terrifyingly close to nuclear war. American leaders often believe they are unbound by history, yet Stone and Kuznick argue that we must face our troubling history honestly and forthrightly in order to set a new course for the twenty-first century. Their conclusions will astonish even experts, but there is one question only listeners can answer: Is it too late for America to change?
Oliver Stone has won numerous Academy Awards for his work on such iconic films as Platoon, Wall Street, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, Natural Born Killers, Salvador, and W.
Peter Kuznick is a professor of history and director of the award-winning Nuclear Studies Institute at American University and is currently serving his third term as distinguished lecturer with the Organization of American Historians. He has written extensively about science and politics, nuclear history, and Cold War culture.
Titolo: The Untold History of the United States
Casa editrice: Brilliance Audio
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
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Descrizione libro Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014. Condizione libro: Very Good. Reprint. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP79607096
Descrizione libro Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015. Condizione libro: Very Good. Reprint. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP83647565
Descrizione libro Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015. Condizione libro: Good. Reprint. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP92723195
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria 2302080
Descrizione libro Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Codice libro della libreria G1481421735I4N00
Descrizione libro Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Condizione libro: Very Good. Minimal wear to cover. Pages clean and binding tight. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria KS2-02447
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Descrizione libro Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Codice libro della libreria G1481421743I4N00
Descrizione libro Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Codice libro della libreria G1481421743I4N00
Descrizione libro Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014. Condizione libro: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: A people's history of the American Empire, adapted for the next generation of young history buffs. There is history as we know it. And there is history we should have known. Adapted by Newbery Honor recipient Susan Campbell Bartoletti from the bestselling book and companion to the documentary The Untold History of the United States by Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick, this volume presents young readers with a powerful and provocative look at the past century of American imperialism. This is not the kind of history taught in schools or normally presented on television or in popular movies. This riveting young readers' edition challenges prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark reality about the rise and fall of the American empire for curious, budding historians who are hungry for the truth. Based on the latest archival findings and recently declassified information, this book will come as a surprise to the vast majority of students and their teachers-and that's precisely why this edition is such a crucial counterpoint to today's history textbooks. Complete with photos, illustrations, and little-known documents, this first of two volumes covers crucial moments in American history from the early twentieth century through the assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_usedgood_1481421735