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The Untold History of the United States, Volume 2

The Untold History of the United States, Volume 2

Young Readers Edition, 1945-1963

For Ages: 10 and up
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.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481421768 | 
  • April 2015 | 
  • Grades 5 and up
List Price $19.99
Ships on or around April 7, 2015

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Oliver Stone
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Peter Kuznick
American University

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