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The Untold History of the United States 

Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.
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Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

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A 750 page companion book was written by Stone and Kuznick that delves further into the main players, events, locations and the how and why of the events preceding and following the Cold War. See more »

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Rises above the anchors of patriotism and nationalism to deliver facts
13 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

For the history buffs and those interested in a less partisan view of U.S. History, that's not always completely told in our school history books, I highly recommend Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States.

History itself, and memories in general, inherit the bias of the observer. Further retelling, teaching, and writing of the event also serve to inject patriotism, nationalism, bias and opinion into the mix. This documentary series does well to attempt to strip out all of that, and to see the gray beyond just the black and white.

The show looks and sounds like the history shows we all grew up on in school. This should be known going into it, it is not an enthralling Oliver Stone dramatic movie, but it is well produced. For those interested in the subject matter it will easily keep your attention. In fact it's often difficult to break away momentarily because the pacing of the imagery and information rarely has a lull.


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