Tag: Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn: 1922-2010

Howard Zinn, who died of a heart attack yesterday at age 87, was an Air Force bombardier before becoming a politically engaged historian, civil-rights activist, vital Vietnam War opponent, prolific writer, indefatigable instigator, and probably the country’s best-known demystifier of American mythology, largely through his best-selling 1980 book, A People’s History of the United States….

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‘The People Speak!’ On The History Channel

This Sunday at 8 p.m. (EST), the History Channel will air “The People Speak!,” based on A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Through dramatic readings by pop-culture icons, this two-hour special brings to life the words of ordinary people who used…