Howard Zinn’s best-selling classic A People’s History of the United States revolutionized the literature of America’s history by allowing everyday citizens to tell the story of a nation in their own words. Containing just the 20th century chapters from A People’s History, The Twentieth Century features a comprehensive overview of the last hundred years. From the closing of the Western Frontier to the “War on Terror,” The Twentieth Century is an invaluable guide to one of the most remarkable periods in human history.
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. He wrote the classic A People’s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies and was featured in a documentary on the History Channel. His other writings include the play “Marx in Soho” and his autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train. He received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.
“Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history…” — Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pub Date: 02/2003
Size: 8.04h x 5.27w x 0.89d