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Автор: Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick Название: The Untold History of the United States ISBN: 0091949319 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780091949310 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1525 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: '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 war. They expose how US presidents have trampled on the US constitution and international law and lay bare the recent transformation of the 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.
Автор: Stone, Oliver, Kuznick, Peter Название: The Concise Untold History of the United States ISBN: 0091956803 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780091956806 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1166 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the Watergate scandal and the transformation of America into a national security state, this book lays bare how US presidents have ignored the constitution and international law to influence the course of world events for the interest of the few.
Описание: A study of the development of postal reorganization legislation in the United States from the 1960's to 2006. The author was involved in the process throuuut the whole process. The book is based in part on interviews if the major players, as well as the literature of public policy and the various documents developed by both Congress and the Executive Branch. One of the basic theses is that the legislative processon organizational matters is largely non-partisan.
Описание: Party and Procedure in the United States Congress offers students and researchers an in-depth understanding of the procedural tools available to congressional leaders and committee chairs and how those tools are implemented in the House of Representatives, the Senate, and during negotiations between the chambers.
Описание: When Lee H. Hamilton joined Congress in 1965 as a US Representative from southern Indiana, he began writing commentaries for his constituents describing his experiences, impressions, and developing views of what was right and wrong in American politics. He continued to write regularly throughout his 34 years in office and up to the present. Lively and full of his distinctive insights, Hamilton’s essays provide vivid accounts of national milestones over the past fifty years: from the protests of the Sixties, the Vietnam War, and the Great Society reforms, through the Watergate and Iran-Contra affairs, to the post-9/11 years as the vice chairman of the 9/11 commission. Hamilton offers frank and sometimes surprising reflections on Congress, the presidency, and presidential character from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama. He argues that there are valuable lessons to be learned from past years, when Congress worked better than it does now. Offering history, politics, and personal reflections all at once, this book will appeal to everyone interested in understanding America of the 20th and 21st centuries.