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.
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. His many books include A People's History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies.
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.
I have never read a more ridiculous account of the history of this GREAT NATION. IT should be advertised with a warning that it is complete communist crap. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kathy Allen
Good sleeping material. I would much rather sleep than listen to this booooooooring recap of history. I don't know what people see in this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Vanessa
A must for history and political science. Howard Zinn is a reminder of the conscience that is missing in our national character. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John
This is my favorite book on U.S. history... as told from those who lived through it, from Columbus to Clinton, with none of the propaganda and BS you got in school.Published 17 months ago by delMar
A MARVELOUS COMPILATION BY A TRUE PATRIOT
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Matt Damon's reading is uninspired. When Howard Z Speaks, you know that he knows what he is talking about. When Matt reads, it's just not the same.Published 18 months ago by Martin Gugino
Comsidering what I've heard about this book, I expected to on the edge of my seat the whole time. Listening to Matt Damon was cool, but they could have added more sound effects and... Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by Melanie D. Popper
The CD is great and describes historical events with views from the side lines. It is good to see what else was happening from other angles rather than only the one sided view of... Read morePublished on February 29, 2012 by J. Gracida