A True History of the United States
Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism
by Daniel A. Sjursen
“Thought-provoking—a must read for [everyone] seeking a firm grasp of accurate American history.” —Kirkus (starred review)
Brilliant, readable, and raw. Maj. (ret.) Danny Sjursen, who served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at West Point, delivers a true epic and the perfect companion to Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.
Sjursen shifts the lens and challenges readers to think critically and to apply common sense to their understanding of our nation’s past—and present—so we can view history as never before.
A True History of the United States was inspired by a course that Sjursen taught to cadets at West Point, his alma mater. With chapter titles such as “Patriots or Insurgents?” and “The Decade That Roared and Wept”, A True History is accurate with respect to the facts and intellectually honest in its presentation and analysis.
- Essential reading for every American with a conscience.
- Meticulously researched, Sjursen provides a more complete sense of history and encourages readers to view our country objectively.
- Sjursen’s powerful storytelling reveals balanced portraits of key figures and the role they played.
Paperback | 688 pages | Truth to Power | 2021