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ISBN: 9780091949297
Per Boek Wijzer Taal: engels

Auteur: Oliver Stone

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 17 presidents, from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama, 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. 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.
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  • library_books Kenmerken
    NUR 680
    Aantal pagina's 784 pagina's
    Auteur Oliver Stone | Peter Kuznick
    Bindwijze Hardcover
    Category Boeken
    Category Geschiedenis
    Co-auteur Peter Kuznick
    Extra groot lettertype Nee
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis>
    Illustraties Nee
    NUR code 680
    Taal Engels
    Uitgever Ebury Publishing
    Verschijningsdatum 2012-10-30
  • label Onderwerpen