Gallery Books. 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. A people’s history of the american empire in this riveting companion to their astonishing documentary series, which the Washington Post declared is “grounded in indisputable fact, ” Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick challenge prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark truth about the rise and fall of American imperialism.
Untold History of the United States: The Complete First Season
From the atomic bombing of japan to the cold War and the fall of Communism, surprising, this in-depth, and totally riveting series demands to be watched again and again> Shrink-wrapped. Untold history of the united states repackaged/dvdfrom academy award®-winning writer/director Oliver Stone, this ten-part documentary series looks back at human events that at the time went under reported, but that crucially shaped America's unique and complex history over the 20th century.
Stories that Changed America: Muckrakers of the 20th Century
Exuberantly written, jensen's stories That Changed America examines the work of twenty-one investigative writers, highly informative, and how their efforts forever changed our country. Here are the pioneering muckrakers, author of the fact-based novel the jungle, like upton sinclair, whose McClure magazine exposés led to the dissolution of Standard Oil's monopoly; and Lincoln Steffens, that inspired Theodore Roosevelt to sign the Pure Food and Drug Act into law; "Queen of the Muckrakers" Ida Mae Tarbell, a reporter who unearthed corruption in both municipal and federal governments.
You'll also meet margaret sanger, the former nurse who coined the term "birth control"; george seldes, the most censored journalist in American history; Nobel Prize-winning novelist John Steinbeck; environmentalist Rachel Carson; National Organization of Women founder Betty Friedan; African American activist Malcolm X; consumer advocate Ralph Nader; and Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters whose Watergate break-in coverage brought down President Richard Nixon.
. The courageous writers jensen includes in this deftly researched volume dedicated their lives to fight for social, civil, political and environmental rights with their mighty pens. Shrink-wrapped.
The Twentieth Century: A People's History
Containing just the twentieth-century chapters from howard zinn's bestselling A People's History of the United States, this revised and updated edition includes two new chapters - covering Clinton's presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism. Highlighting not just the usual terms of presidential administrations and congressional activities, giving voice to our nation's minorities and letting the stories of such groups as African Americans, this book provides you with a "bottom-to-top" perspective, women, Native Americans, and the laborers of all nationalities be told in their own words.
The Concise Untold History of the United States
Shrink-wrapped. The book and documentary looked back at human events that, at the time, went underreported, but also crucially shaped America’s unique and complex history over the twentieth century. A companion to oliver stone’s ten-part documentary series of the same name, this guide offers a people’s history of the American Empire: “a critical overview of US foreign policy…indispensable” former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev; “brilliant, a masterpiece!” Daniel Ellsberg; “Oliver Stone’s new book is as riveting, eye-opening, and thought-provoking as any history book you will ever read.
Complete with poignant photos, and little-known documents, the concise untold history of the United States covers the rise of the American empire and national security state from the late nineteenth century through the Obama administration, arresting illustrations, putting it all together to show 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 Obama to change course.
. It achieves what history, at its best, ought to do: presents a mountain of previously unknown facts that makes you question and re-examine many of your long-held assumptions about the most influential events” Glenn Greenwald. In november 2012, showtime debuted a ten-part documentary series based on Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s The Untold History of the United States.
In this concise and indispensible guide, kuznick and stone who Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills has called America’s own “Dostoevsky behind a camera” challenge prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark truth about the rise and fall of American imperialism. From the atomic bombing of japan to the Cold War and fall of Communism, this concise version of the larger book is adapted for the general reader.
American Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace Norton Paperback
Wallace, a visionary intellectual and one of this century's most important and controversial figures. John C. A washington Post Best Book of the Year. Wallace's life reminds us of a time when ideas really mattered. Evan thomas, author of the very best men: the Early Years of the CIA "Everyone interested in twentieth-century American history will want to read this book.
Robert dallek, author of Flawed Giant "The most balanced, complete, and readable account. Walter lafeber, author of inevitable Revolutions "At long last a lucid, balanced and judicious narrative of Henry Wallace. A first-rate biography. Douglas brinkley, author of The Unfinished Presidency "A fine contribution to twentieth-century American history.
James macgregor burns, author of Dead Center: Clinton-Gore Leadership and the Perils of Moderation "Eminently readable. A captivating chronicle of American politics from the Depression through the 1960s. Senator Edward M.
The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump
In doing so, it created fertile ground for the Islamic State and brought foreign conflicts home to American soil. The rise of international jihad and western ultra-nationalismIn the Management of Savagery, Max Blumenthal excavates the real story behind America’s dealings with the world and shows how the extremist forces that now threaten peace across the globe are the inevitable flowering of America’s imperial designs.
The trump presidency is the inevitable consequence of neoconservative imperialism in the post–Cold War age. Shrink-wrapped. The pentagon has trained and armed jihadist elements in Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya; it has launched military interventions to change regimes in the Middle East. Washington’s secret funding of the mujahedin provoked the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.
These failed wars abroad have made the United States more vulnerable to both terrorism as well as native ultra-nationalism. With guns and money, including Osama Bin Laden, the United States has ever since sustained the extremists, who have become its enemies. Trump’s dealings in the Middle East are likely only to exacerbate the situation.
Give Me Liberty!: An American History Seagull Fifth Edition Vol. 2
Shrink-wrapped. Survey course. Give me liberty! is the #1 book in the U. S. The best-selling Seagull Edition is also available in full color for the first time. History survey course because it works in the classroom. A single-author text by a leader in the field, Give Me Liberty! delivers an authoritative, accessible, concise, and integrated American history.
Updated with powerful new scholarship on borderlands and the West, the Fifth Edition brings new interactive History Skills Tutorials and Norton InQuizitive for History, the award-winning adaptive quizzing tool. The leading text in the U. S.
War with Russia: From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate
Us mainstream media accounts are highly selective and seriously misleading. Are we in a new cold war with russia? how does a new cold war affect the safety and security of the United States? Does Vladimir Putin really want to destabilize the West?America is in a new Cold War with Russia even more dangerous than the one the world barely survived in the twentieth century.
Cohen—the widely acclaimed historian of soviet and post-soviet russia—gives readers a very different, the actual role of Vladimir Putin, dissenting narrative of this more dangerous new Cold War from its origins in the 1990s, and the 2014 Ukrainian crisis to Donald Trump’s election and today’s unprecedented Russiagate allegations.
All of this is exacerbated by Washington’s war-like demonizing of the Kremlin leadership and by Russiagate’s unprecedented allegations. The soviet union is gone, but the two nuclear superpowers are again locked in political and military confrontations, now from Ukraine to Syria. American “disinformation, ” not only Russian, is a growing peril.
Cohen’s views have made him, it is said, “America’s most controversial Russia expert. Some say this to denounce him, others to laud him as a bold, highly informed critic of US policies and the dangers they have helped to create. War with russia? gives readers a chance to decide for themselves who is right: are we living, as Cohen argues, in a time of unprecedented perils at home and abroad? Shrink-wrapped.
In war with russia?, Stephen F.
Oliver Stone's USA: Film, History, and Controversy
Disavowing once and for all the mantle of "cinematic historian, " Stone declares himself first and foremost a storyteller, a dramatist and mythmaker who deliberately refashions historical facts in pursuit of higher truths. Featuring such luminaries as David Halberstam, Arthur Schlesinger, Stephen Ambrose, Jr.
Walter lafeber, and robert rosenstone, amplify, these writers critique Stone's most contested films to show how they may distort, or transcend the historical realities they appear to depict. These essays—on salvador, natural born killers, heaven and earth, wall street, The Doors, JFK, and Nixon—enlarge our understanding of Stone's films, Born on the Fourth of July, Platoon, while also giving us a fuller appreciation of the filmmaker as artist and intellectual.
Like no other filmmaker, stone has left an indelible mark on public opinion and political life, even as he has generated enormous controversy and debate among those who take issue with his dramatic use of history. This book brings stone face-to-face with some of his most thoughtful critics and supporters and allows Stone himself ample room to respond to their views.
Shrink-wrapped. Challenging audiences and leaving critics in disarray, the films of Oliver Stone have compelled viewers to reexamine many of their most revered beliefs about America's past. Used book in Good Condition. The undeniable centerpiece of this artistic manifesto is Stone's fascinating commentary on the making and meanings of JFK, the film that reopened a case that many thought finally closed.
A provocative and timely reexamination of a great American artist, Oliver Stone's USA will also reignite public debate over the relationship between history and art as well as the artist's responsibility to his audience.
The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s American Century Series
Used book in Good Condition. In this book, david farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study, the civil rights act, the entertainment business, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in historical literature, the drug culture, the War on Poverty, explores Vietnam, and much more.
Used book in Good Condition. Shrink-wrapped.