“Ingenious in its conception and brilliant in execution, this comics version of Howard Zinn's classic history breathes new life into the stories of people who never thought their stories would be told. It is urgently necessary for our times: read this book and see how to raise your voice against all the forces that would drown you out. A modern activist's primer!”—Ben Affleck
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Adapted from the Bestselling Grassroots History of the United States, The Story of American in the World, Told in Comics Form.
Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has had six new editions, sold in excess of 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading, and been turned into an acclaimed play. Not merely a successful book, A People's History triggered a revolution in the way history is told, displacing official versions with their emphasis on great men in high places to chronicle events as they were lived, from the bottom up.
Now, Howard Zinn, cartoonist Mike Konopacki, and historian Paul Buhle have collaborated to retell, in vibrant graphic detail, a most immediate and relevant chapter of A People's History: the centuries-long story of America's actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn himself, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism and intervention from Wounded Knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, Vietnam, the Iranian revolution, and Central America. The book also follows Zinn's own story, as the son of poor Jewish immigrants becomes one of America's leading historians.
8½ X 11" size, 288 pages.