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.