From Huffington Post, Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, co-authors of The Untold History of the United States, on the problem with America's history books. From n+1, a review of Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power by Inderjeet Parmar (and more). The photographs that prevented World War III: While researching a book on the Cuban missile crisis, Michael Dobbs unearthed new spy images that could have changed history. A malevolent Forrest Gump: Strom Thurmond's loathsomeness on race obscures his larger role — he was there at all the major choke points of modern conservative history. Beverly Gage reviews Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner. By most accounts, economic issues are the real core of politics, and social issues are a distraction — a historian begs to differ: Mark Schmitt reviews All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s by Robert O. Self (and more). The first chapter from Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972. There's more to the American past than able-bodied pioneers: Scott McLemee reviews A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen.

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