Synopses & Reviews
"Howard Zinnthere was no one like him. And to hear him speak was like listening to music that you lovedlyrical, 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.
Howard Zinn weaves rich historical narratives that inspire and captivate.
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.
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.