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Howard Zinn on War
Howard Zinn began work on his first book for his friends at Seven Stories Press in 1996, a big volume collecting all his shorter writings organized by subject. The themes he chose reflected his lifelong concerns: war, history, law, class, means and ends, and race. Throughout his life Zinn had returned again and again to these subjects, continually probing and questioning y ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by Seven Stories Press
(first published November 30th 2000)
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The collection of essays by WWII veteran turned peace activist and history professor, Howard Zinn, in Howard Zinn On War is indispensable to any person seeking to understand the vulgar reality of war. What makes his essays powerful is his reinterpretation of a history we’ve all been brought up to believe. The spirit of Zinn’s writing is urged on by the same moral conviction that reinterpreted Christopher Columbus from a noble explorer to the more accurate description of a genocidal expansionist. ...more
Jul 30, 2015 Autumn rated it it was amazing
A must read for anyone who cares about and/or is interested in America's participation in war and/or war itself. Mostly because this is the side of history and the war that very few talk about and all sides should be discussed, even if one does not agree with them.
Jan 26, 2011 K-tron rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
A profound collection of essays dating from the 60s to the present about the horror that is war and how we should stand against it.
Howard Zinn was a historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a shipyard worker and Air Force bombardier before he went to college under the GI Bill and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and was a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bologna. He received the Thomas Merton Award, the Eugene V. Debs ...moreMore about Howard Zinn...