Written by a combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a former professor of US history at West Point, his alma mater, this book grew out of the lectures Sjursen produced for the survey course he taught to cadets. Although he covers all of the major events, movements and figures in American history, Sjursen flips the lens, offering fresh insights and uncommon empathy. Written in vivid, engaging prose, A True History is accurate with respect to the facts and intellectually honest in its presentation and analysis.
A True History will 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 and critically and to apply common sense to their understanding of the history of our republic.