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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
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Apr 19, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: history

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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Reading Progress

April 19, 2009 – Shelved
April 5, 2012 – Started Reading
May 13, 2012 – Shelved as: history
June 14, 2012 –
page 309
42.39% "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."
July 7, 2012 –
page 502
68.86% "Nam!"
July 12, 2012 – Finished Reading

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