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The classic history of the rise and decline of the United States, from Wilson to Trump

**The New York Times bestseller**
**Updated to include Obama's second term, Trump's first year and a half, climate change, nuclear winter, Korea, Russia, Iran, China, Libya, ISIS, and Syria**

'This is not history for history's sake, however – this is the history of our present and future, long beyond cold war, into war on terror, war on drugs' Ed Vulliamy, Guardian

The Untold History of the United States is filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick’s riveting landmark account of the rise and decline of the American empire – the most powerful and dominant nation the world has ever seen. Probing the dark corners of the administrations of eighteen presidents, from Woodrow Wilson to Donald Trump, they dare to ask just how far the US has drifted from its founding democratic ideals.

Beginning with the bloody suppression of the Filipino struggle for independence and spanning the two World Wars, it documents how US administrations have repeatedly intervened in conflicts on foreign soil, taking part in covert operations and wars in Latin American, Asia and the Middle East. At various times it has overthrown elected leaders in favour of right-wing dictators, for both economic and political gain.

Examining America’s atomic history, Stone and Kuznick argue that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were militarily unnecessary and morally indefensible. They show how the United States has repeatedly brandished nuclear threats and come terrifyingly close to nuclear war. They expose how US presidents have trampled on the US constitution and international law and lay bare the recent transformation of United States into a national security state with the closest links to Russia since the end of the Second World War.

Using the latest research and recently declassified records, The Untold History builds a meticulously documented and shocking picture of the American empire, showing how it has determined the course of world events for the interests of the few across the twentieth century and beyond.

Reviews

Kuznick and Stone's Untold History is the most important historical narrative of this century

Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of, American Prometheus

It's compulsive reading: brilliant, a masterpiece

Daniel Ellsberg, author of, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

Finally, a book with the guts to challenge the accepted narrative if recent American history

Bill Maher

There is much here to reflect upon ... indispensable

Mikhail Gorbachev

It's compulsive reading: brilliant, a masterpiece

Daniel Ellsberg, author of, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

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  • Paperback

    9781529102987

    May 7, 2019

    Ebury Press

    944 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Paperback

    9780091949310

    May 1, 2013

    Ebury Press

    784 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook

    9781448146253

    November 30, 2012

    Ebury Digital

    944 pages

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