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As Americans,do we really know and understandour shared and complicated history?

The Untold History of the United States Trailer

Oliver Stone introduces The Untold History of the United States

How do we recall the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past? Will our children actually get the whole story from reading history textbooks? And how will it impact the future of our country?

Stone and Peter Kuznick, American University Professor of History and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute, co-authored the companion book to the series, which presents our country’s unlearned history, drawing on archival findings from around the world and recently declassified material. The documentary looks back at human events that at the time went under-reported, but that crucially shaped America’s unique and complex history throughout the 20th century covering the time period from the atomic bombing of Japan to the Cold War, through the fall of Communism to the events of today.

In addition to the ten feature episodes, the 4-disc Blu-ray release boasts more than three and a half hours of bonus material, including two unaired chapters and a new companion documentary featuring Stone and author, philosopher, activist, writer, socialist leader and editor Tariq Ali, who worked with Stone on the documentary South of the Border.