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Howard Zinn Speaks: Collected Speeches 1963 to 2009

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Howard Zinn has illuminated our history like no other US historian. This collection of his speeches on protest movements, racism, war, and US history, many never before published, covers more than four decades of his active engagement with the audiences he inspired with his humor, insight, and clarity.

“Reading Howards spoken words, I feel that I am almost hearing his voice again—his stunning pitch-perfect ability to capture the moment and the concerns and needs of the audience, whoever they may be, always enlightening, often stirring, an amalgam of insight, critical history, wit, blended with charm and appeal.”

—NOAM CHOMSKY

“With ferocious moral clarity and mischievous humor, Howard turned routine antiwar rallies into profound explorations of state violence and staid academic conferences into revival meetings for social change. Collected here for the first time, Howards speeches—spanning an extraordinary life of passion and principle—come to us at the moment when we need them most: just as a global network of popular uprisings searches for what comes next. We could ask for no wiser a guide than Howard Zinn.”

—NAOMI KLEIN

“To hear [Howard] speak was like listening to music that you loved—lyrical, uplifting, honest. . . . I know he would love it for each of you to find your voice and to be heard. This book will provide you with some inspiration.”

—MICHAEL MOORE

“To read this book is to hear Howard Zinn speak again, inspiring us for the struggles from below that are our only hope for any future at all.”

—FRANCES FOX PIVEN

Howard Zinn wrote the classic A People's History of the United States. The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured in the film Good Will Hunting, and has appeared multiple times on The New York Times best-seller list.

Anthony Arnove wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon, and co-edited, with Howard Zinn, Voices of a People's History of the United States.

Synopsis:

"Howard Zinn—there was no one like him. And to hear him speak was like listening to music that you loved—lyrical, uplifting, honest."—Michael Moore

"Zinn's speeches . . . are a joy and an inspiration."—Marisa Tomei

"Collected here for the first time, Howard's speeches come to us at the moment when we need them most: just as a global network of popular uprisings searches for what comes next."—Naomi Klein

Howard Zinn was one of the great orators of the twentieth century and illuminated our history like no other historian. He rarely spoke from notes, and yet could weave rich historical narratives that inspired and captivated audiences. He could grab the attention of even the most jaded students and charm listeners with his sharp humor and personal, engaging style. Many of his speeches have never been published in book form.

This first ever collection of his speeches will be an invaluable resource for new generations to continue to discover his work, as well as the millions he moved and informed in his lifetime.

Howard Zinn wrote the classic A People's History of the United States. The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured in the film Good Will Hunting, and has appeared multiple times on The New York Times best-seller list.

Anthony Arnove wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon, and co-edited, with Howard Zinn, Voices of a People's History of the United States.

About the Author

HOWARD ZINN (August 24, 1922 — January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. He wrote the classic A Peoples History of the United States, The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured on The Sopranos and Simpsons, and in the film Good Will Hunting. The book has appeared multiple times on the New York Times best-seller list.

Zinn was the author of many books, including an autobiography, You Cant Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and the plays Marx in Soho, Emma, and Daughter of Venus. He received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.

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ANTHONY ARNOVE wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon. This critically acclaimed documentary is the film companion to Howard Zinns best selling book A Peoples History of the United States and its primary source companion, Voices of a Peoples History, which Arnove co-edited with Zinn.

Arnoves writing has appeared in O Magazine, The Financial Times, The Nation, Monthly Review, In These Times, LHumanite, Le Nouvel Observateur, Mother Jones, and other publications. He has appeared on BBC, Democracy Now!, Sky News, ABC Radio in Australia, Alternative Radio, CounterSpin, Air America, and public radio programs across the country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608462599
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Author:
Arnove, Anthony
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Howard Zinn—there was no one like him. And to hear him speak was like listening to music that you loved—lyrical, uplifting, honest."—Michael Moore

"Zinn's speeches . . . are a joy and an inspiration."—Marisa Tomei

"Collected here for the first time, Howard's speeches come to us at the moment when we need them most: just as a global network of popular uprisings searches for what comes next."—Naomi Klein

Howard Zinn was one of the great orators of the twentieth century and illuminated our history like no other historian. He rarely spoke from notes, and yet could weave rich historical narratives that inspired and captivated audiences. He could grab the attention of even the most jaded students and charm listeners with his sharp humor and personal, engaging style. Many of his speeches have never been published in book form.

This first ever collection of his speeches will be an invaluable resource for new generations to continue to discover his work, as well as the millions he moved and informed in his lifetime.

Howard Zinn wrote the classic A People's History of the United States. The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured in the film Good Will Hunting, and has appeared multiple times on The New York Times best-seller list.

Anthony Arnove wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon, and co-edited, with Howard Zinn, Voices of a People's History of the United States.

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