P. S. Ser.: A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn (2005, Paperback)
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- karlbb74Nov 3, 2015Verified purchase - NEWby
The real history of the United States
Very eye opening. Brilliantly written
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- 187031306@delet...Aug 25, 2006by
A People's History
Howard Zinn succinctly and accessibly highlights events of our nation's history that are often ignored in schools and mainstream history books. This book does not seek to rewrite history but merely expand the knowledge of its readers and the public at large. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of history while being exposed to new information then this is a must have.
- cmurphy75Dec 11, 2008by
A Game Changer
This book changed my life! It is a powerful alternative perspective on American history. Zinn is an incredible writer who will make you see history through the people's eyes, dispelling many things you were taught in primary education as part of socialization into the "good citizen" role. Not that we don't need good citizens...we absolutely do. But we need educated, critical thinkers, who understand history as it truly was, not as we'd like it to have been. We learn from history,so that we don't repeat our mistakes. We can't spin it through rose colored glasses, and pretend we didn't make any. One thing is for sure; this book will make you angry and tug at the heart strings. You will not walk away thinking the same way you did before you read it.
- hbdaDec 5, 2014by
Worth reading for background
Reading this is quite a chore. The presentation is designed to underscore the personal and very judgmental opinion of the Author by long and often repetitious details of the social and economic abuse of presumed American ideals in a nearly out of control growing population.<br><br>The difficulty with reading this book is that while it presents in excruciating detail all the improprieties in the recent history of the USA, it offers little to nothing about the possible solutions or alternatives.<br><br>That said, it fills in with miniscule detail the sporadic development of the North American economy by a system that remained reactive to it's own issues at all levels of the economic ladder. That makes this a relevant reference piece.