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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
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Jul 12, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: history, own
Read from April 05 to July 12, 2012

I sometimes felt as though Zinn was perhaps a bit too cynical, or that in some topics he was grasping for straws. However, this is on the whole an important, inspiring book, and it would serve the American people well if it were widely read. I'd love it if this were included in high school curriculum, and perhaps it is somewhere, but too many of the events are too fresh and controversial for that to be likely.

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06/14/2012 page 309
40.0% "Just finished the Populist movement. So many shared themes with Occupy Wall Street; reminds me our problems are ever the same, just a few details changed."
07/07/2012 page 502
65.0% "Nam!"

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