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    • A People's History of the United States

    • 1492 to Present
    • By: Howard Zinn
    • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
    • Length: 34 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427
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      4 out of 5 stars 3,722
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    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up - from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Amateur hour in the production booth

    • By Thomas on 11-09-10

    Regular price: $55.90

    • A People's History of the United States

    • Highlights from the Twentieth Century
    • By: Howard Zinn
    • Narrated by: Matt Damon, Howard Zinn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 953
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, Zinn's A People's History 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 bloody resistance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the second half is better

    • By Michael on 01-22-08

    Regular price: $23.95

    • A Young People's History of the United States

    • By: Rebecca Stefoff, Howard Zinn
    • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the 19th and 20th centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history. In so doing, he reminds listeners that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Inclusive History for Young People

    • By Susie on 03-17-14

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition

    • By: Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass, Prentice Onayemi, Allyson Johnson, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Selected testimonies to living history-speeches, letters, poems, songs-offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year prison sentence; Naomi Klein, speaking from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Liberty Square; a member of Dream Defenders, a youth organization that confronts systemic racial inequality; and more.

    Regular price: $38.47

    • You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

    • A Personal History of Our Times
    • By: Howard Zinn
    • Narrated by: David Strathairn
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
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      5 out of 5 stars 45
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      5 out of 5 stars 44

    Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than 30 years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war. A former bombardier in World War II, Zinn emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. Although he's a fierce critic, he gives us reason to hope that by learning from history and engaging politically, we can make a difference in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a remarkable life

    • By lattetown on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Is There Hope in This Desperate Time?

    • By: Professors Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Noted academics and political commentators Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky each spoke for about 20 minutes and answered questions for over an hour. At the beginning, Zinn jokingly said that he would speak about hope and let Chomsky deal with desperation. Both Zinn and Chomsky spoke about how political and social matters had improved for the better during the past century and that today's times were not as desperate as in the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • listen, and open your mind

    • By Rosina on 11-20-04

    Regular price: $8.70

    • The People Speak

    • American Voices, Some Famous, Some Little Known
    • By: Howard Zinn
    • Narrated by: James Earl Jones, Harris Yulin, Kurt Vonnegut
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I always find Howard Zinn books very interesting

    • By Richard Boyle on 07-29-09

    Regular price: $13.68

    • Marx in Soho

    • A Play on History
    • By: Howard Zinn
    • Narrated by: Brian Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    “Don’t you wonder: why is it necessary to declare me dead again and again?” This is the question posed by Karl Marx in Howard Zinn’s witty and insightful “play on history.” The premise of this one-man performance is that history’s most famous, and oft-misrepresented, radical is resurrected after agitating with the authorities of the afterlife to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, however, Marx lands in modern-day Soho, New York, rather than his old stomping grounds in London, to make his case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Play

    • By Danilo on 08-24-10

    Regular price: $11.20

    • Howard Zinn, Patti Smith, and Ralph Nader Speak Out to Stop the Iraq War

    • By: Howard Zinn, Patti Smith, Ralph Nader
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Recorded on January 29, 2005 at the First Parish Unitarian Church in Cambridge, MA.

    Regular price: $7.70