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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant much needed great power view of US policy
I came to this book having watched the 10 hour excellent documentary series of the same title. I wasn't sure what to expect from such a relatively long book, however I found it a rivetting read, difficult to put down with many interesting moments such as at the views expressed, the retelling of many familar events from a new perspective or in greater detail, and some new...
Published 16 months ago by history fan

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not untold, but unlistened to story...
I watched the video presentation of this book and there was not that much untold here, but still it's new material for many Americans who still live in a cocoon and hence the difficulty of being able to access the 9th video that deals with Bush and 9/11. I imagine Stone has bought a certain legitimacy to this subject and thus the powers that be don't wish for the general...
Published 11 months ago by Mr. M. Kostyrka


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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic a must read, 17 Sep 2013
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I had already bought it for 12 friends before finishing a first half... I will continue. THANKS for both book and series
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a book!, 31 July 2013
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This book looks boring on first opening it, small print, but when I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. So many facts, far too many to remember, but absolutely fascinating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Needs to be told, 19 April 2014
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The CD contains information that needs to be more widely known, Presented in an understandable way. The delivery was new and sealed, on time and well packaged. The book of the same name and informational presentation was duly bought. Good value for money.
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9 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unbalanced, 28 Jun 2013
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After reading this, you will be under the impression that the USA is the most imperial, greedy, downright evil country in world history. To Stone and Kuznick, maybe it is.
The book isn't a complete ''untold history'' because it starts with World War 1, and a common theme through out the first 500 of 615 pages (excluding acknowledgements and notes) is an empathy bordering on support for anything related to the Soviet Union. Josef Stalin was let down by America after 1945 apparently, all he wanted was a long lasting post-war peace, but rabid anti-communists in the White House and American 'imperialism' prevented it. The brutal Soviet post war occupations of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Poland and what was to become East Germany barely warrant a mention. The Stalin ordered murder in 1940 of almost 22,000 Polish Army officers and others deemed anti-communist merits a single sentence.
The chapter on the Korean war is particularly egregious. According to Kuznick and Stone, Communist, Soviet backed North Korea invaded South Korea because the USA had provided economic aid to Japan and because Stalin thought a ''South Korean attack on the North was coming.'' Evidence for this isn't given. 38% of American prisoners in North Korea died, Stone and Kuznick quote a report putting this down to some sort of softness on the part of the POW'S.
By the time the September 2001 attacks on New York are summed up in a single paragraph as attacks on ''the premier symbols of US imperial power'' any hopes of a reasoned account of the last 90 years of American history had long since vanished.
A book endorsed by Mikhail Gorbachev raised my suspicions that this may not be the most balanced book i've ever read, the reality of it was far worse than that. Purchase with caution!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Oct 2014
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A great read.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book, 26 Mar 2014
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Written from the radical US viewpoint. An European has other attitudes, which are not coveredIt tells the story vividly but protests too much
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book, 30 May 2014
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Recommended to anyone seriously interested in what has really gone on in the recent past and continues today. The REAL face of the USA.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book everyone in the western world should read, 5 July 2014
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Stone & Kuznick have pulled together a remarkable work which digs behind the headlines and gives a much, much needed alternative view.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars EXTREMELY small print, 13 Jun 2013
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I bought this as a gift for someone who is not in the first flush of youth. The print is VERY small and difficult to read for the person I bought it for, which is why it only gets three starts - what's the use of a book you cannot read? The three stars are for arriving on time in perfect condition. The product would be fine for a young person with good eyesight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Aug 2014
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Excellent
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