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A Thinker's History of the United States

Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism

Written by Daniel A. Sjursen
978-1-58642-253-0
On sale Jun 1st, 2021
USD 19.95
CAD 25.95
Category
History - United States - General
About This Book
The author is a combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a former assistant professor of US history at West Point. This book grew out of the 30 lectures he produced for the survey course he taught to cadets. Although he covers all of the major events, movements and figures in American history, Danny Sjursen flips the lense, offering fresh insights and uncommon empathy. Written in lively, vivid, engaging prose by a decorated veteran who has become an outspoken critic of America's military practices and imperialism, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is a "true" history in every sense: accurate with respect to the facts and faithful to the principles of intellectual honesty and humanism.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A TRUE HISTORY will forever change how you view America's past, and present. With Chapter titles such as "Original Sin" and "Just How Good Was 'The Good War'?", Sjursen challenges readers to think deeply, critically and apply common sense to their understanding of the history of our republic. Along the way he entertains and enlightens with a vivid storytelling.
Biography
Daniel A. Sjursen recently retired from the US Army where he had reached the rank of major and served as a history instructor at West Point, his alma mater. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the author of Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge and Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War. Follow him on Twitter at @SkepticalVet and listen to his podcast "Fortress on a Hill," co-hosted with fellow vet Chris "Henri" Henrikson.
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A Thinker's History of the United States

Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism

Written by Daniel A. Sjursen
978-1-58642-254-7
On sale Jun 1st, 2021
USD 14.99
CAD 14.99
Category
History - United States - General
About This Book
The author is a combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a former assistant professor of US history at West Point. This book grew out of the 30 lectures he produced for the survey course he taught to cadets. Although he covers all of the major events, movements and figures in American history, Danny Sjursen flips the lense, offering fresh insights and uncommon empathy. Written in lively, vivid, engaging prose by a decorated veteran who has become an outspoken critic of America's military practices and imperialism, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is a "true" history in every sense: accurate with respect to the facts and faithful to the principles of intellectual honesty and humanism.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A TRUE HISTORY will forever change how you view America's past, and present. With Chapter titles such as "Original Sin" and "Just How Good Was 'The Good War'?", Sjursen challenges readers to think deeply, critically and apply common sense to their understanding of the history of our republic. Along the way he entertains and enlightens with a vivid storytelling.
Biography
Daniel A. Sjursen recently retired from the US Army where he had reached the rank of major and served as a history instructor at West Point, his alma mater. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the author of Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge and Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War. Follow him on Twitter at @SkepticalVet and listen to his podcast "Fortress on a Hill," co-hosted with fellow vet Chris "Henri" Henrikson.