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Reader recommendation: The Untold History of the United States

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The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick is a whole lot of history in one tome. It tells how US leaders and followers have competed to horrendously kill men, women, and children and, yet, rebuild functioning societies for those left behind. The building, use, and stockpiling is a most poignant experience. This book updates the readers up to the time of Obama's presidency.

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