A People's History of the United States

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Harper Collins, Jan 26, 2010 - History - 768 pages
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“It’s a wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and The Immigrants

“[It] should be required reading.” —Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review

Library Journal calls Howard Zinn’s iconic A People's History of the United States “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those…whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.” Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn’s award-winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered. Frequent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Good Will Hunting, and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinn’s ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth, development, and destiny of the nation.

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User Review  - Lenny - Goodreads

Soooooo much information. Howard Zinn, you are a historical rockstar. I am absolutely positive that I already don't remember half of the things I read in this book, and I just finished it yesterday ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jake Wartel - Goodreads

What at times can be illuminating quickly turns into a preaching, repetitive recanting of American history. There is very little reason to be told why the reader should care beyond just knowing. Zinn does have a way with words though. Read full review

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Howard Zinn (1922–2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A People’s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author of many books, including the autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, The People Speak, and Passionate Declarations. 

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