The Untold History of the United States
By Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick
Review by Richard Xu
The Untold History of the United States is a long, but well-written exposé on U.S. history centered around the idea that since World War II, American hegemony has had a pernicious effect on sovereign nations all throughout the world. It substantiates this claim by providing a detailed look at U.S. military interventions from the 1950s and onward, which included South America, Central America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, and which almost always resulted in regime change through violent and/or covert means conducted by the CIA. Continue reading
Review by Laurie Doan
Who are Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva? And why are they acting so stupid? This novel is a confidential look at high school life through three girl’s experiences as they cross paths with an irresistible “big jock” on campus.
Josie is a jock herself and is confident in all things until she starts her freshmen year. Doubts set in, and big jock knows just how to manipulate her. Nicolette? Well she’s the girl who knows what she wants and knows how to get it. She’ll take her pleasure where she finds it without ever looking back. Until big jock that is. And finally there’s Aviva, the least likely to be taken in by big jock. A hippie by-product of enlightened parents. Did I say the least likely to be taken in?
Just who are Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva? You’ll find out when they discover a peculiar pulpit from which to deliver their new insights on love. Insights gained from a bad boy who in the end probably did do them some good.
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About the Reviewer: Laurie Doan is the YA librarian at TPL and runs programs like plays and summer performance art camps.