Product Description âItâs a wonderful, splendid bookâa book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.â âHoward Fast, author of Spartacus and The Immigrants â[It] should be required reading.â âEric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinnâs iconic A People's History of the United States âa brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of thoseâ¦whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.â Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinnâs award-winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered. Frequent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Good Will Hunting, and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinnâs ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth, development, and destiny of the nation. From the Back Cover Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of -- and in the words of -- America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. Revised, updated, and featuring a new afterword by the author, this is "a brilliant and moving history of the American people" (Library Journal). About the Author Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. His many books include A People's History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies.