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 documentary The Untold History of the United States by Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick, this 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 photos, illustrations, and little-known documents, this first of two volumes covers crucial moments in American history from the early twentieth century through the assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.