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Zinn For Beginners describes the life and work of the most vital historian of our time. Howard Zinn led a revolution in the writing of history by telling the story not from the standpoint of conquerors and rulers, but from the side of the ordinary people who always bear the brunt of the ambitions of tyrants.
Zinn tells the story of Columbus’ discovery of America from the
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 18th 2009 by For Beginners (first published 2009)
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Paul
Feb 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a short and very readable biography of Howard Zinn, historian and author of the classic A People’s History of the United States.

He was born in 1922 in the Lower East Side of New York. His father, Eddie, worked a number of jobs, but could never escape poverty. From an early age, Zinn realized that the assertion that anyone could become successful with hard work, and that poor people were lazy, was nonsense. Zinn was a voracious reader, devouring writers like Charles Dickens, Jack London
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Audrey
May 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a short and very readable biography of Howard Zinn, historian and author of the classic A People's History of the United States.

He was born in 1922 in the Lower East Side of New York. His father, Eddie, worked a number of jobs, but could never escape poverty. From an early age, Zinn realized that the assertion that anyone could become successful with hard work, and that poor people were lazy, was nonsense. Zinn was a voracious reader, devouring writers like Charles Dickens, Jack London
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Nativeabuse
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great introduction to Zinn's life and his history of the united states.

It got me really excited about reading A People's History. I went out and bought it right after reading this. Fantastic entry in the Beginners series.
Will M
Jan 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Great introduction to a famous "exposer" of history. David Cogswell does an exceptional job of showcasing the biography of Zinn and his work in only 150 pages. Definitely recommend.
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