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2 Responses to "Book News: R.I.P. Howard Zinn"
January 28, 2010 at 05:43 AM
So sad to hear this. A People's History astonished me so many years ago and I followed him ever since. I hadn't understood before that there were different points of view on the historical story given what what we all learned in grade school. Goodbye, Mr. Zinn and tank you.
January 27, 2010 at 06:45 PM
Chris Bolton wrote: "I will never forget reading 'A People's History' in the late '90s and being completely absorbed and flabbergasted. I'd never stumbled across a history text that wasn't bone-dry, and that flowed with all the whirlwind excitement, heartbreak, and terror of a great novel." And... Not to mention, a text that told the truth about the events that shaped the nation and politics of the United States -- quite a bit different than the scrubbed-clean "facts" of most high school history textbooks. Mr. Zinn will be dearly missed.
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