Modern textbooks tend to portray history in a sterile event-based format that leaves students and adults alike craving a more genuine and human connection in a way that excites them. “The Untold History of the United States, Young Readers Edition, Vol. 2, 1945-1962” delivers just that. By using popularly known events and periods of United States history as a framework, the authors weave in thought-provoking and seldom discussed events told from the perspective of the people who lived them. The publication breathes new life into the story of the development of the United States and sheds an informative light on the circumstances of who we are a country and how we got here.