The Untold History of the United States: 1945-1962 (Young Readers Edition, Vol. 2)

The Untold History of the United States: 1945-1962 (Young Readers Edition, Vol. 2)

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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 Eric Singer.

There is history as we know it. And there is history we should have known.

Complete with poignant photos and little-known but vitally important stories, this second of two volumes traces how people around the world responded to the United States’s rise as a superpower from the end of World War II through an increasingly tense Cold War and, eventually, to the brink of nuclear annihilation during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

This is not the kind of history taught in schools or normally presented on television or in popular movies. This riveting young readers volume challenges prevailing orthodoxies to reveal uncomfortable realities about the US role in heightening Cold War tensions. It also humanizes the experiences of diverse people, at home and abroad, who yearned for a more just, equal, and compassionate world. This volume will come as a breath of fresh air for students, teachers, and budding young historians hungry for different perspectives—which makes it a crucial counterpoint to today’s history textbooks.
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ISBN: 9781481421775

Published Date: Currently Unavailable

Publisher: Atheneum Books

Language: English

Page Count: 305

Size: 9.15" l x 7.19" w x 0.75" h

Age Classification: Ages 9 to 12