You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times (Google eBook)

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Beacon Press, Oct 6, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 214 pages
22 Reviews
Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.

A former bombardier in WWII, Zinn emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. Although he's a fierce critic, he gives us reason to hope that by learning from history and engaging politically, we can make a difference in the world.
  

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Review: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

User Review  - Medic2887 - Goodreads

Overall good read. Zinn is not afraid to pat himself on the back and seems to put himself up on a moral pedestal at several points. Aside from that, it is a great personal retrospect into the life of ... Read full review

Review: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

User Review  - Sam Motes - Goodreads

Zinn truly did have a front row seat to history that he embraced. Zinn continues to focus on the individual and small acts that build to a crescendo of action. His involvement in civil rights and the ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
The Question Period in Kalamazoo
The South and the Movement
Spelman College
Young Ladies Who Can Picket
A President Is Like a Gardener
Albany Georgia
Selma Alabama
The Last TeachIn
Our Apologies Good Friends for the Fracture of Good Order
Scenes and Changes
The World Is TopsyTurvy
The Heart of the Matter
Growing Up ClassConscious
Battles at Boston University
The Possibility of Hope

Mississippi
A Veteran against
Vietnam
Acknowledgments
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Howard Zinn (1922–2010) was a world-renowned historian, author, playwright, and social activist best known for A People's History of the United States. His many highly acclaimed books include You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Trainand Three Strikes.

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