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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Zinn Narrator: Jeff Zinn Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For much of his life, historian Howard Zinn has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace.

Known for its lively, clear prose, as well as its scholarly research, Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the only volume to tell America’s story from the point of view of—and in the words of—its women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Here we learn that many of our country’s greatest battles—labor laws, women’s rights, racial equality—were carried out at the grassroots level, against steel-willed resistance. This edition of A People’s History of the United States features insightful analysis of some of the most important events in this country in the past one hundred years.

Featuring a preface and afterword read by the author himself, this audio continues Howard Zinn’s important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the most important books I have ever read in a long life of reading…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, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history, and his text is studded with telling quotations from labor leaders, war resisters, and fugitive slaves. There are vivid descriptions of events that are usually ignored, such as the great railroad strike of 1877 and the brutal suppression of the Philippine independence movement at the turn of this century. Professor Zinn’s chapter on Vietnam—bringing to life once again the free-fire zones, secret bombings, massacres, and cover-ups—should be required reading for a new generation of students now facing conscription.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “If your last experience of American history was brought to you by junior high school textbooks—or even if you’re a specialist—get ready for the other side of stories you may not even have heard. With its vivid descriptions of rarely noted events, A People’s History of the United States is required reading for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at the rich, rocky history of America.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Zinn’s work is a vital corrective to triumphalist accounts.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Zinn has written a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited politically and economically and whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
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