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 Peopleâs History isthe only volume to tell Americaâs story from the point of view ofâand in the wordsofâAmericaâs women, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, andimmigrant laborers. Here we learn that many of our countryâs greatest battlesâchildlaborlaws, womenâs rights, racial equalityâwere carried out at the grass roots level,against bloody resistance. Revised and updated with new chapters on Clintonâs presidency, the 2000 Election,and the âWar on Terrorism,â A Peopleâs History of the United States featuresinsightful analysis of the most important events in our history. About the Author Howard Zinn (1922â2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A Peopleâs History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author ofÂ numerous books including The People Speak, Passionate Declarations, andÂ the autobiography, You Canât Be Neutral on a Moving Train. About the Reader: Matt Damon Matt Damon's film career has including starring roles in Good Will Hunting (which he co-wrote), The Rainmaker, Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and the upcoming All the Pretty Horses.Â He is currently producing the TV mini-series on A People's History of the United States.