The Untold History of the United States, Volume 2: Young Readers Edition, 1945-1962

Oliver Stone (Author) Peter Kuznick (Author)
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Product Details

$19.99  $18.39
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
January 15, 2019
7.1 X 1.1 X 9.2 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

Oliver Stone made such iconic films as Platoon, Wall Street, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, Salvador, and W., and is the author of the highly acclaimed memoir Chasing the Light. Peter Kuznick is professor of history and director of the award-winning Nuclear Studies Institute at American University and is currently serving his sixth three-year term as distinguished lecturer with the Organization of American Historians. He has written extensively about science and politics, nuclear history, and Cold War culture. Eric S. Singer is a high school and university educator. He holds an MEd in curriculum and instruction and a PhD in United States history, and served as the principal researcher for The Untold History of the United States documentary series and companion book. He lives near Washington, DC, with his wife and daughter.


"[Volume 2] will leave readers with considerably more nuanced views of this country's past...and present...Scary, sobering stuff."--Kirkus Reviews
"Detailed, ambitious, and opinionated, this engaging narrative lays out a view of U.S. history often overlooked in standard texts and deserves a place on most library shelves."--School Library Journal
"Modern textbooks tend to portray history in a sterile event-based format that leaves students and adults alike craving a more genuine and human connection in a way that excites them. "The Untold History of the United States, Young Readers Edition, Volume 2" delivers just that. By using popularly known events and periods of US History as a framework, the authors weave in thought-provoking and seldom discussed events told from the perspectives of the people who lived them. The publication breathes new life into the story of the development of the United States and sheds informative light on the circumstances of who we are a country and how we got here."--Sandi Davis, Social Studies Chair, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School