The Untold History Of The United States

Author: Oliver Stone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451613520
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A companion to the ten-part documentary series outlines provocative arguments against official American historical records to reveal the origins of conservatism and the obstacles to progressive change.

The Untold History Of The United States Volume 1

Author: Oliver Stone
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781481421737
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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 Showtime documentary) The Untold History of the United States by Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick, this first of four volumes 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 four-volume series will come as a surprise to the vast majority of students and their teachers—and that’s precisely why these books are such crucial counterpoints to today’s history textbooks. Complete with photos, illustrations, and little-known documents, this first of four volumes covers crucial moments in American history from the late nineteenth century to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Untold History Of The United States Volume 2

Author: Oliver Stone
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781481421768
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Rediscover pivotal moments in America’s past in this second volume of the young reader’s edition of The Untold History of the United States, from Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick. There is history as we know it. And there is history we should have known. Complete with poignant photos and little-known but vitally important stories, this second of four volumes traces how people around the world responded to the United States’s rise as a superpower from the end of World War II through an increasingly tense Cold War and, eventually, to the brink of nuclear annihilation during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This is not the kind of history taught in schools or normally presented on television or in popular movies. This riveting young readers volume challenges prevailing orthodoxies to reveal uncomfortable realities about the US role in heightening Cold War tensions. It also humanizes the experiences of diverse people, at home and abroad, who yearned for a more just, equal, and compassionate world. This volume will come as a breath of fresh air for students, teachers, and budding young historians hungry for different perspectives—which makes it a crucial counterpoint to today’s history textbooks. Adapted by high school and university educator Eric S. Singer 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 gives young readers a powerful and provocative look at the US role in the Cold War. It also provides a blueprint for those concerned with shaping a better and more equitable future for people across the world.

The Concise Untold History Of The United States

Author: Oliver Stone
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473529034
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Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick examine the dark side of American history from the beginning of the twentieth century right up to the Obama administration. Looking at American intervention in foreign conflicts in Latin American, Asia and the Middle East, including taking part in covert operations and interfering to overthrow elected leaders in favour of right-wing dictators, they ask whether US involvement around the globe is about democratic ideals, or political and economic gain. From Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the Watergate scandal and the transformation of America into a national security state, The Concise Untold History lays bare how US presidents have ignored the constitution and international law to influence the course of world events for the interest of the few. Based on the critically acclaimed documentary series of the same name, this book compellingly unmasks the shocking and unforgettable truth behind the American Empire.

Steam

Author: Andrea Sutcliffe
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466892625
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In 1807, Robert Fulton, using an English mail-order steam engine, chugged four miles an hour up the Hudson River, passing into popular folklore as the inventor of the steamboat. However, the true first passenger steamboat in America, and the world, was built from scratch, and plied the Delaware River in 1790, almost two decades earlier. Its inventor, John Fitch, never attained Fulton's riches, and was rewarded with ridicule and poverty. Considering there was not a single working steam engine in America in the early 1780s, Fitch's steamboat's development was nothing short of remarkable. But he faced competition from the start, and he and several other inventors fought a string of bitter battles, legal and otherwise. Steam tells the dramatic story of Fitch and his adversaries, weaving their lives into a fascinating tale including the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. It is the story behind America's first important venture in technology, the persevering and colorful men that made it happen, and the great invention that moved a new nation westward.

Touching History

Author: Lynn Spencer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141657946X
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On the azure blue morning of 9/11 the skies were pronounced "severe clear," in the parlance of airline pilots; a gorgeous day for flying. Nearly 5,000 flights were cruising the skies over America when FAA Operations Manager Ben Sliney arrived at the Command Center for his first day on that job. He could never have anticipated the historic drama that was about to unfold as Americans who found themselves on the front lines of a totally unprecedented attack on our homeland sprang into action to defend our country and save lives. In this gripping moment-to-moment narrative, based on groundbreaking reporting, Lynn Spencer brings the inspiring true drama of their unflinching and heroic response vividly to life for the first time, taking us right inside the airliner cockpits and control towers, the fighter jets and the military battle cabs. She makes vital corrections to the findings of the 9/11 Commission Report, and reveals many startling, utterly unknown elements of the story. As a commercial pilot herself, for whom the attacks hit terribly close to home, she knew that the true scope and nature of the response so brilliantly improvised that morning by those in the thick of the action -- with so little guidance from those at the highest levels -- had not at all been captured by the news coverage or the 9/11 Commission. To get to the truth, she went on a three-year quest, interviewing hundreds of key players, listening to untold hours of tapes and pouring through voluminous transcripts to re-create each heart-stopping moment as it happened through their eyes and in their words as the drama unfolded. From the shocking moment at 7:59 a.m. that American 11 fails to respond to a controller's call, until the last commercial flight has safely landed and military jets rule the skies, all Americans will find themselves deeply moved and amazed by the grace and fierce determination of these steely men and women as they draw on all of their exquisite training to grasp, through the fog of war, what is happening, put their lives on the line, and mount an astonishing response. This beautifully crafted and deeply affecting account of the full story of their courageous actions is a vital addition to the country's understanding of a day that has forever changed our nation.

Liberty Inherited

Author: John L. Hancock
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781466438033
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America is at a crucial point in its history. As more and more of its citizens no longer believe in its exceptionalism, the once proud nation is not only losing its place in the world, but it is also losing its very soul. The root cause of this is a lack of knowledge. Knowledge of the incredible history and the principles that made America one of the greatest nations the world has ever seen. It is the objective of Liberty Inherited to set the record straight. It starts by recognizing that the foundation of this exceptionalism goes further back than 1776. As the book beautifully details, it evolved over 12 centuries. In a very easy and understandable way, Liberty Inherited will take you back to the Old World and planting of the seed that will mature in the New World to become the Liberty Tree. From this incredible tale of the now forgotten—or untold— origins of America you will rediscover the nation's greatness and the principles that made it exceptional. In the end, this book will leave you asking, "Why was I never taught this?”"John Hancock has traced the origins of American liberty back to their earliest roots, in the political struggles of early modern England. He understands that our two countries are joint inheritors of a great tradition: the tradition of limited government, of parliamentary supremacy, of personal freedom and of the common law. This book is a refreshing antidote to the prevailing historical schools on both sides of the Atlantic". – Daniel Hannan (MEP, Columnist, Author)“John Hancock has written a book that should be required reading for any student of the Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. He describes in a very easy to understand way, how the Founding Fathers arrived at the thought process that resulted in the founding of this great country. So often we focus on what they did, without thinking how they came to do it.” – Stefan Bartelski (Political Commentator, Radio Talk Show Host)“In Liberty Inherited John Hancock reconnects us with our political heritage and the principles that made this nation great. This book is required reading for anyone concerned that America is losing its exceptionalism.”—Former Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX)

Deadliest Sea

Author: Kalee Thompson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061766305
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Soon after 2:00 a.m. on Easter morning 2008, the fishing trawler Alaska Ranger began taking on water in the middle of the frigid Bering Sea. While the first mate broadcast Mayday calls to a remote Coast Guard station more than eight hundred miles away, the men on the ship’s icy deck scrambled to inflate life rafts and activate beacon lights. By 4:30 a.m., most of the forty-seven crew members were in the water. Many knew that if they weren’t rescued soon, they would drown or freeze to death. Two Coast Guard helicopter rescue teams were woken up in the middle of the night to save the crew of the Alaska Ranger. Many of the men thought the mission would be routine. They were wrong. The helicopter teams battled snow squalls, enormous swells, and gale-force winds as they tried to fulfill one guiding principle: save as many as possible. Deadliest Sea is a daring and mesmerizing adventure tale that chronicles the power of nature against man. Veteran journalist Kalee Thompson recounts the harrowing stories of both the rescuers and the rescued while paying tribute to the courage, tenacity, and skill of the dedicated people who risk their lives for the lives of others.

The Lenin Plot

Author: Barnes Carr
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 9781643133171
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The surprising story of perhaps the darkest episode in American espionage history: the "midnight war" to depose Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.

Charlie Chan The Untold Story Of The Honorable Detective And His Rendezvous With American History

Author: Yunte Huang
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393340392
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A biography of cinematic hero Charlie Chan, based on the real-life Chinese immigrant detective, Chang Apana, whose bravado inspired mystery writer Earl Derr Biggers to depict his fictional sleuth as a wisecracking and wise investigator rather than a stereotype. Reprint. A best-selling book. 15,000 first printing.