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A People's History of the United States CD

AUTHOR Zinn, Howard
PUBLISHER HarperAudio (02/04/2003)
PRODUCT TYPE Audio (Compact Disc)

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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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Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780060530068
ISBN-10: 0060530065
Binding: CD-Audio (CD Standard Audio Format)
Content Language: English
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Carton Quantity: 20
Product Dimensions: 5.10 x 1.00 x 5.80 inches
Weight: 0.50 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Price on Product, Abridged
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Political Science | United States - General
Dewey Decimal: 973
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Timed to release with the Perennial Classics publication, Zinn's revolutionary account of American history is updated with two new chapters read by Academy Award( winner Matt Damon, with a Preface and Afterword read by Zinn. 6 CDs.
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Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History isthe only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of--and in the wordsof--America's women, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, andimmigrant laborers. Here we learn that many of our country's greatest battles--childlaborlaws, women's rights, racial equality--were carried out at the grass roots level, against bloody resistance.

Revised and updated with new chapters on Clinton's presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "War on Terrorism," A People's History of the United States featuresinsightful analysis of the most important events in our history.

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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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Author: Zinn, Howard
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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Read by: Damon, Matt
About the Reader: Matt Damon

Matt Damon's film career has including starring roles in Good Will Hunting (which he co-wrote), The Rainmaker, Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and the upcoming All the Pretty Horses. He is currently producing the TV mini-series on A People's History of the United States.

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