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Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People’s History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into an acclaimed play. More than a successful book, A People’s History triggered a revolution in the way history is told, displacing the official versions with their emphasis on...
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A People's History of American Empire (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People’s History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into an acclaimed play. More than a successful book, A People’s History triggered a revolution in the way history is told, displacing the official versions with their emphasis on great men in high places to chronicle events as they were lived, from the bottom up. Now Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki have collaborated to retell, in vibrant comics form, a most immediate and relevant chapter of A People’s History: the centuries-long story of America’s actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, Central America, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The book also follows the story of Zinn, the son of poor Jewish immigrants, from his childhood in the Brooklyn slums to his role as one of America’s leading historians. Shifting from world-shattering events to one family’s small revolutions, A People’s History of American Empire presents the classic ground-level history of America in a dazzling new form.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466837171
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 220,426
  • File size: 66 MB
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Meet the Author

Howard Zinn, author of numerous acclaimed histories, taught history at Spelman College and Boston University, and has received the Lannan Literary Award, among many others. A People’s History of the United States was a finalist for the 1980 National Book Award. He lives in Massachusetts. Mike Konopacki has collaborated on five collections of cartoons, and his work is regularly syndicated. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Paul Buhle is a senior lecturer in history at Brown University and the editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Left, among other books. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
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  • Posted September 1, 2014

               A People¿s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn

               A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn was not exactly what I had expected it to be. First of all I did not expect the book
    to be a comic book and second of all I did not expect the book to be mostly about corruption in the government of the United States.

                I personally did not like the fact that it was a comic book because I was hoping for a more traditional book. I also found the book to
    be a little too radical for me because of his anti-government opinion. However, I did find that many of the conspiracies were very
    interesting and the book provided a lot of new knowledge that is not taught in history class.

                  If you are looking for a book that is all about conspiracy theories in an easy to read and comprehend comic book…
     this is the book you are looking for

                  If you are looking for a book of cold, hard facts about United States history…
    look elsewhere

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Prequel to Zinn work

    Great started for people that are curious about reading Howard Zinn books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2010

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    Pure Propaganda (i.e. stuff & nonsense)

    As a work of fiction, in which category this book rightly belongs, this is about the worst possible read there is. It would be far better to write one's own work of fiction and read that. Even an illiterate imbecile would create something of more worth. As a work of historical revisionism it is still an abysmal waste of time (although torturedly amusing so long as one remembers that the authors are attempting to force an ideologically poisonous point of view down your throat). However, this book purports to be a history and as such it would best be used by survivalists to make fires.

    2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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