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Download The People Speak: American Voices, Some Famous, Some Little Known Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (87 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Zinn Narrator: James Earl Jones, Harris Yulin, Kurt Vonnegut Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 ISBN:
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In February 2003, a remarkable event took place at the 92nd Street Y in New York, a celebration of the millionth copy sold of Howard Zinn's great A People's History of the United States. Zinn drew on the words of Americans, some famous, some little known, across the range of American history. These words were read by distinguished people in the arts: Alice Walker, Alfre Woodard, Kurt Vonnegut, James Earl Jones, Danny Glover, Marisa Tomei, Harris Yulin, Andre Gregory, and others.

From that event, this audio was born. It includes selections from Christopher Columbus, a Lowell mill worker, Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain, Helen Keller, Eugene Debs, a HUAC interrogation, Malcolm X, and a Gulf War resister, which are interwoven with commentary by Howard Zinn. This makes for exciting listening and is on its own an invaluable contribution to understanding American history.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott F | 11/26/2013

    " Real American heroes, loved this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miroku Nemeth | 9/16/2013

    " A brief and powerful collection of the people's voices...RIP Howard Zinn...we carry on your work... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Becker | 9/11/2013

    " An amazing introduction to the stories of real Americans, voices not often heard in conventional American history. Another great work from the eminent Howard Zinn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hans | 9/10/2013

    " A book like this speaks so boldly for itself that it in no need of further embellishments from my meager abilities. If anything my words would do no justice to voices that need to be heard and refuse to be silenced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate Jordon | 7/23/2012

    " A short, quick, poignant read written by people from across the span of American history - though reads like something written yesterday. Are American's learning anything from our past? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 5/15/2012

    " If you've read "People's History," don't bother spending money on this. It's just excerpts from the book. If you haven't read it, it can be a good starting point as it gives an overview of Zinn's work in a brief format. Enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 4/16/2012

    " A beautifully chosen companion to Zinn's History - poignant voices of oppressed people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeni | 3/27/2012

    " I enjoy listening to speeches of yesterday and what those speeches could mean in today's world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitzi Moore | 11/30/2011

    " What you were taught about American history is one-sided. Read this book to find out how major events were experienced by people who were actually there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 11/22/2011

    " A gorgeous collection of American voices of dissent. If you are looking for some political fire and passion to spur change, this can help! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 6/10/2011

    " Powerful and moving! The speakers were phenomenal and the stories were heartbreaking and inspiring! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xavier | 3/28/2011

    "
    Looking forward to reading more publications in the Open Media Series by City Lights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tuck | 11/1/2010

    " details the bombing of Royan france in april 15th 1945 with napalm, and bombing hiroshima with atom bomb. asking the question, why? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saturday's | 9/9/2010

    " This is one little book that everyone should read. Thank goodness for freedom in the world of publishing. "

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About the Author
Author Howard ZinnThe visionary historical work of professor and activist HOWARD ZINN (1922–2010) is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. After his experience as a bombardier in World War II, Zinn became convinced that there could no longer be such a thing as a “just war,” because the vast majority of victims in modern warfare are, increasingly, innocent civilians. In his books, including A People’s History of the United States, its companion volume Voices of a People’s History of the United States, and countless other titles, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events.