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Untold History of the United States Young Readers Edition : 1945-1962 - (Hardcover)

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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.
Discover America?s secrets in this second of two volumes of the young readers? edition of The Untold History of the United States, from Academy Award?winning director Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, adapted by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

There is history as we know it. And then 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 second 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 poignant photos, arresting illustrations, and little-known documents, this second of two volumes takes us from the rise of the Civil Rights movement through the presidency of Barack Obama.
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History / United States / General, History / Military + Wars, Social Science / Politics + Government
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Volume number: 2
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Peter Kuznick & Oliver Stone
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 2018
TCIN: 16474067
UPC: 9781481421768
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-5049
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