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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An extremely grim and poignant book. Basically a thematically organized volume of every terrible thing that has happened in american history. Or rather, a grim perspective of everything that has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Luke - Goodreads

A book for those who enjoy being beaten over the head by reading about hundreds of years of grievances from the under privileged. I'm not sure if I fall in the camp, but I did find it strangely ... 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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