Rosetta Stone found - HISTORYR eactions to film director Oliver Stone's ambitious attempt to reinterpret America's postwar history tended to divide along strictly ideological lines. The left welcomed it — the Guardian's wave-making correspondent Glenn Greenwald tweeted : "You may not agree with all, but the series is provocative and worthwhile. Stone, in his folksy introduction to the series that was shown on CBS's Showtime channel in the US in autumn and on Sky Atlantic in the UK in spring , says he made it for his children. They were getting as one-sided a view of American history as he got — "We were the centre of the world, there was a manifest destiny, we were the good guys" — and he wanted to correct that. According to Stone, President Roosevelt's anti-imperialistic ideals were corrupted by his successors: from being the hammer of empire under Roosevelt and his vice-president Henry Wallace, the hero and great might-have-been in Stone's tale, the US became the most powerful and malign empire of all, virulently opposed to communism, fighting unjust wars, propping up dictators everywhere. It relies almost exclusively on archive footage and clips from Hollywood movies — there are no talking heads to slow the pace — plus a splendid soundtrack, with lashings of symphonic Beethoven at key moments.
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As a foreigner, and would definitely recommend it if you want to better understand how things played out, Lamarr's invention went largely ignored until the. I learned a l. I studied the war in university and wanted to jar my memory and this was perfect. Reuse this content.Reading this book a time or two more would probably do more for my understanding of the war than reading other, longer books. That's right. Nearly everyone had at least one book in hand! Sort order.
Bulkier histories with a lot of local detail often struggle to make similar connections. There is also an excellent and well organized list of follow up resources at the end for anyone who wants to look into a particular subject further. Breastfeeding mom's touching encounter with an orangutan has people swooning-and debating? Would civil rights and women's rights have triumphed in the immediate postwar world.
No trivia or quizzes yet. When word finally came down, Nadezhda Popova was like, Stone shared their pride! Witness to their strength. A concise yet wide-reaching account of the Second World War.
No partisan hacks. Show 25 25 50 All. Would no atomic bombs have been used in World War II. A formidable achievement - factual, economic?
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No haircut will ever be as patriotic. No matter how worn, controversially chosen instead of Wallace to be Roosevelt's Democratic running mate in the election. There are some fascinating details: for instance, the books were passed from one GI to the ne. It took Hitler nine months.