Alternative History lecturer latest audio release in his humorous and unpretentious style digging up some shocking and enlightening stuff in history. 2 CDs that never fail to entertain and educate. Howard Zinn is unparalled in his ability to recover stories of people who fought back, people who went against the grain of their time and made a difference. His People’s History of the United States has become a classic of retelling history from the bottom up.(And is being made into a film or TV miniseries produced by Matt Damon). Zinn takes us back to the early decades of the 20th century, and through a focus on Emma Goldman and Sacco & Vanzetti, opens windows on immigrant life and labor struggles of the day, the political scalliwags and cold-hearted tycoons. And around our central characters are a cast as colorful as that of any novel — Dr. Ben Reitman, the hobo doctor of Chicago, who went from janitor at the medical school to dean and devoted his practice to hobos and street people and was Emma Goldman’s lover for over a decade; or Alexander Berkman, who served 17 years in federal prison for attempting to assassinate Carnegie’s manager Frick and was later deported with Goldman.
OTHER TITLES: A People’s History of the United States CD (Virus 224), Soon available : Stories Hollywood Never Tells
AUTHOR INFO: Howard Zinn is one of America’s best known, most beloved and best selling historians. He is professor emeritus at Boston University.
Released together with AK Press