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  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial (July 21 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060838655
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060838652
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 621 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 17 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book when looking for the truth about America and it's history. There are many out there that claim that this book is a lot of nonesense. They do not want to look at reality.
This country was founded on blood, sweat and tears of amazing men and women. Men and Women who wanted to see their dreams live on, who wanted to be free from the tyranical rule of England. What they dreamed of, is not the reality of America. Our government is all about greed, arrogance and getting more. It does not care who it has to step on to get it. Not even it's own people. This book takes care to note that the America we were striving for did not come to fruition.
Jefferson, Adams, Washington all said when it comes to foreign policy stay out of it. We get right in the middle of it. We start wars with countries that just want us to leave them alone. We take money from our poor and give it to our rich. We let people become homeless and sick so that our American Corporations can make another buck by outsourcing our jobs. We do not take care of our old, our sick, and our poor. We think about me, me, me. How can I get more? How can I get better? Not how can I help out!
We ALL as a country need to come together and fix the wrongs that have been made. We need to say "No more!" No more to big business, No more to outsourcing, No more to cheap, expendable merchandize, No more to leaving our people in the street to starve and die! NO MORE!
If you think that this great country is great, you need to look again. Look at how a new world order is in the making. Look at how we're losing our middle class. Look at how we're losing our freedoms, our privacy, and our right to choose.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Johny Johnson on July 24 2006
Format: Paperback
An absolutely jaw dropping account of our history. Rather than including blacks, natives, women, immigrants, workers and the poor's history in this book, I would say that Zinn basically excludes rich white men's history. The difference is beyond dumbfounding, its terrifying.

Indeed, this book is as scary in its implications as it is in its accounts of history. When 95% of books, television, and music come from exactly the people Zinn omits from this book, the phrase that comes to mind is "propaganda is to democracy - what violence is to totalitarianism."

A great book exposing the bias, propaganda, racism, oppression and murdurous nature inherent in our system.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gerrit Boonstra on Sept. 10 2009
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I had always had my doubts that some of the history, as it appeared in the educational text books, was not quite as written. The U.S. is not the only country that records history in a way to always make themselves look better. The author has done an incredible job in getting past all the phony stuff to get to the heart of the matter. This book should be required reading for all Americans, for Mr. Zinn has outlined the history of the U.S., with the coming of the white men, and how that affected the native population and the Mexican nation. The book clearly shows that the U.S. committed many acts of aggression out of greed, and that, to this day, these acts of greed continue, and that young men and women (soldiers) died, and are dying still, for the rich and powerful, rather than for an idealogy. I do not believe that Mr. Zinn wrote this book to present a leftist view. I believe that he wanted to present the true history of the U.S. rather than the super clean image presented by historians writing on behalf of the U.S. Government.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Dagley on May 19 2007
Format: Paperback
Like several fellow reviewers, this text was assigned to me for a university American history class. Initially I was quite taken with the text, as Howard Zinn is an excellent writer, capable of taking complex ideas and threads and binding them into coherant highly readable prose that is peppered throughout with many damning quotes.

The problem for Zinn is that his text is unabashedly biased. He makes this unflinchingly clear early on and readers will note that he takes a prolonged look at the "little guy" and those classes that are oppressed or otherwise enduring hard times - such as Native Americans, the African slaves, or other downtrodden classes. Likewise, readers will quickly note that Zinn has a pronounced socialist bent to his writing, and is remarkably hostile towards notions such as nationalism or war. That said, despite the issues I might personally take towards the authors ideas on these and other issues, Zinn does something extremely important. This is a text that will often force the reader to look at things at a way they hadn't done previously - seeing the growth of railways west through the eyes of the plains natives for example and as such, is an important piece of historiography.

Those that aren't interested in taking such a view, or just wanted a standard text on American history should look elsewhere. Zinn, while a great writer doesn't do justice to many parts of American history that other texts will most likely do better.
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This book narrows the human condition expressed in the book, Peoples History of the World, to the history of the People of The United States. The greed and inhumanity is the same which shows we are all cut from the same cloth. Another excellent read.
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