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

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Beacon Press, Oct 6, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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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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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

This is one of the most enjoyable of the Howard Zinn books that I've read. It's a personal account of his years of activism. Many of the stories are moving, especially those dealing with his years teaching at Howard College. It's a great portrait of a compassionate, passionate rebel. Read full review

YOU CAN'T BE NEUTRAL ON A MOVING TRAIN: A Personal History of Our Times

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The eminent radical historian (Boston Univ.; Declarations of Independence, 1990, etc.) recalls his struggles against American racism and war, and he expresses his hope for the future, in this memoir ... Read full review

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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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