As an immigrant ,and trying to understand different political,social and current economic situations, this is a great guide of what has happened during time, and history since USA foundations. Even though I don't agree on all points of view in the book, but surely is instructive, interesting and fun to learn. I listen to the book going back and forth to and from work,and I couldn't wait to hear to it everyday. Great narrator, loved how he performs people statements, poems, and war time songs,etc.
I sure know more,on what to look for in our current time as far as electing our governments and political destiny. Very educational. I would highly recommend this book to anybody willing to learn USA history. Don't worry if you don't agree 100% with it ,as you will discern what is true based on your belief. Thanks for a great book. No more low information media to make you see things the way they aren't, great book!!!!
Told the story that school books failed to tell in a way that is captivating and remarkable. Social energy to be drawn from each chapter. Ideal for the average joe to the political scientist!
I am going through this text and hearing about things that were never talked about in any classroom I have ever been in. It is comprehensive, and you should bring a lunch. Its good
This is a great book. Most history is written from the perspective of the Power Brokers. This book gives a perspective rarely seen in an American History Book. You will have more info than normally given and rounds out holes and questions I had after reading other history books. Excellent
it's all the history that youll never hear about in an academic setting (unless your professor is a bad ass) I found it a bit depressing on how Christian idolozied humans purged a continent. but its a must read or listen
An engrossing look at history. I question the narrative of all histories more because of this book. History has many sides and these sides of history are ones that needs to be remembered.
Can't recommend this enough.
The book ranges over a huge and disparate amount of content. The theme of telling history from the point of view of those whose voices have not been well represented in standard texts is not easy, requiring a lot of shifting forward and back in time, but Zinn does it about as well as I think it could be done. Because of this there is a certain amount of repetition, though it doesn't detract very much. Jeff Zinn does a decent job reading the text, only occasionally butchering a name. Overall, as (Good) Will Hunting says, it will knock your socks off.