A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States

[highlights From the Twentieth Century]

Audiobook CD - 2002
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Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress, and provides an analysis of important events from 1492 through the War on Terrorism.

“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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A revised edition of the American Book Award-nominated chronicle of U.S. history is told from a grassroots perspective and provides an analysis of important events from 1492 through the current war on terrorism. Read by Matt Damon; preface and afterword read by Howard Zinn.

Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, cp2002
ISBN: 9780060530068
Characteristics: 7 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 08, 2017

My comment is not about the text of the book but about the narration of the CD.
It is read by Matt Damon, so I anticipated a lively reading. But his narration is a flat, monotonous drone.

Mar 24, 2017

Wonderful book, but it's abridged. :/

Mar 09, 2014

Baloney. Zinn, unlike many historians, tells you right up front what his bias is...and that any historian who says they don't have a "perspective" is lying to you. A majority of the points made in the book are not the "rantings" of Zinn, but direct quotes from the Congressional Record or, for example, news stories in the New York Times as of 1865...etc etc. You are often left to draw your own conclusions from the new reports and arguments in Congress at the time of the historical event. Doesn't get better than that.

skidrick Oct 21, 2013

Save yourself a few hours of your life and read this comment rather than the book: everything evil in the world is the fault of the US government, which is illegitimate because most people don't vote but secretly agree with Howard Zinn. There is a history to be told from the eyes of the have-nots, but this isn't it - it's more like a ranting blog on a conspiracy website.


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