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A Power Governments Cannot Suppress
     

A Power Governments Cannot Suppress

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by Howard Zinn
 

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A Power Governments Cannot Suppress is a major collection of essays on American history, race, class, justice, and ordinary people who stand up to power. Zinn approaches the telling of U.S. history from an active, engaged point of view, drawing upon untold histories to comment on the most controversial issues facing us today: government dishonesty, terrorism

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A Power Governments Cannot Suppress is a major collection of essays on American history, race, class, justice, and ordinary people who stand up to power. Zinn approaches the telling of U.S. history from an active, engaged point of view, drawing upon untold histories to comment on the most controversial issues facing us today: government dishonesty, terrorism, the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, the loss of our liberties, immigration, and the responsibility of the citizen to confront power for the common good. A Power Governments Cannot Suppress is an invaluable post-9/11 era addition to the themes that run through Howard Zinn's bestselling classic, A People's History of the United States.

"Thank you, Howard Zinn. Thank you for telling us what none of our leaders are willing to: The truth. And you tell it with such brilliance, such humanity. It is a personal honor to be able to say I am a better citizen because of you." —Michael Moore, director of Fahrenheit 9/11

"This strong, incisive book by Howard Zinn provides us with a penetrating critique of current U.S. policies and embraces the sweep of history. . . . A Power Governments Cannot Suppress leaves us with the faith that citizens have what it takes to confront power and to reverse the dangerous and unjust acts of our government." —Jonathan Kozol, author of The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

"Find here the voice of the well-educated and honorable and capable and humane United States of America, which might have existed if only absolute power had not corrupted its third-rate leaders so absolutely." —Kurt Vonnegut, author of A Man Without a Country

"Howard Zinn is a unique voice of sanity, clarity, and wisdom who reads history not only to understand the present but to shape the future . . . . Profoundly insightful . . . A Power Governments Cannot Suppress should be read by every American, over and over again." —Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine

"Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history. . ." —New York Times Book Review

"Zinn collects here almost three dozen brief, passionate essays that follow in the tradition of his landmark work, A People's History of the United States . . . Readers seeking to break out of their ideological comfort zones will find much to ponder here." —Publishers Weekly

Howard Zinn is an acclaimed historian, playwright, and combat veteran of World War II. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including his masterpiece A People's History of the United States, and The Historic Unfulfilled Promise (City Lights).


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872865235
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
376,182
File size:
677 KB

Meet the Author

Howard Zinn served as an air force bombardier in WWII, and afterward received his doctorate in history from Columbia University. He is author of A Power Governments Cannot Suppress, and the million-selling classic, A People's History of the United States.

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A Power Governments Cannot Suppress 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Howard Zinn never ceases to amaze. I read this book in 2 days flat. I couldn't put it down. This book made me angry, made me sick, made me sad, but inspired me and opened my eyes to a ton of things I had never realized. And, solidified and expanded on many things that I, myself, had already been thinking. Howard Zinn is incredible and this book will not disappoint. Oh, and, the last paragraph of the book was so moving and inspiring that I had to type it up and put it on my wall as a constant reminder.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is a great amount of information in this book for any student of American history. Classic Zinn - Big ideas - a alot of thought provoking examples. Granted, because this is a compilation some stories and facts are to be repeated, but I very much enjoyed it and plan to use in my high school and college classes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More propoganda from Zinn.
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