Secret Histories Hidden Truths That Challenged the Past and Changed the World

ISBN-10: 0312425171

ISBN-13: 9780312425173

Edition: 2005

Authors: John S. Friedman

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Official histories have determined our view of the past. Governments and those in power have tried to preserve and reveal only information that serves their interests. Until now. "The Secret Histories is a groundbreaking collection of the documents that have clarified history and altered the way we view politics and culture. From Edwin Black's investigation into the strategic alliance between IBM and the Nazi regime to I. F. Stone's classic study of the hidden history of the Korean War, from the 1952 "Reader's Digest expose of tobacco's link to cancer and heart disease to Seymour Hersh's report on the My Lai massacre (as well his expose on the abuse in Abu Ghraib prison), this is the perfect anthology for those seeking to revisit--or discover for the first time--the stories that have shaped our understanding of the world. Edited by noted journalist and filmmaker John S. Friedman, as well as featuring an illuminating preface by bestselling author James Carroll ("An American Requiem and "Constantine's Sword), "The Secret Histories is an invaluable resource guide and a genuine tool for further change. It is a must-have book for anyone yearning to expand their understanding of the past and the present.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.25" wide x 5.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

John S. Friedman is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He produced the Academy Award-winning documentary Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie, and directed the documentary Stealing the Fire, a history of the WMD-underground from the Holocaust to the present. He is a regular contributor to The Nation, among other publications. Friedman holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature.

Foreword
Introduction
The ultra secret
IBM and the Holocaust
The hidden history of the Korean War
"The Venona cables"
The plutonium experiment
The Gulag archipelago
"A report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy"
The search for the "Manchurian candidate"
"The Kefauver Committee report"
Official and confidential
Case study
"Cointelpro : the FBI's covert action programs against American citizens"
Gimme some truth
"Report on the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident"
"The massacre at My Lai"
"Vietnam archive" from "the Pentagon papers"
"Secrets of history : the C.I.A. in Iran"
The Condor years
The Pinochet file
"The genocide fax"
"Cancer by the carton"
"A well-designed disaster"
"The Nixon White House tapes"
"Watergate"
"Florida's ethnic cleansing of the voter rolls"
"Torture at Abu Ghraib"
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