Howard Zinn

Winner, Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction
Winner, Eugene V. Debs Award

Howard Zinn (1922–2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist and the author of the bestselling A People’s History of the United States, as well as Truth Has a Power of Its Own: Conversations About A People’s History (The New Press). He received the Lannan Literary Award for nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs Award for his writing and political activism.

News and Reviews

Booklist

“[Truth Has a Power of Its Own] provides eloquent and hopeful insight into Zinn’s vision of America’s past as well as its future … a valuable supplement for readers familiar with Zinn's A People’s History of the United States, and an eloquently hopeful introduction for those who haven't yet encou

Kirkus Reviews

“Free-wheeling and illuminating... A readable and nondogmatic book that will appeal to young people especially as a way to rethink conventional history.” 

Books by Howard Zinn

The Cold War and the University
Toward an Intellectual History of the Postwar Years

Noam Chomsky, Ira Katznelson, R.C. Lewontin, David Montgomery, Laura Nader, Richard Ohmann, Ray Siever, Immanuel Wallerstein, Howard Zinn

The Indispensable Zinn
The Essential Writings of the “People’s Historian”

Howard Zinn, Timothy Patrick McCarthy

A People’s History of the United States
Volume I: American Beginnings to Reconstruction

Howard Zinn

A People’s History of the United States
Volume II: The Civil War to the Present

Howard Zinn

A People’s History of the United States
Abridged Teaching Edition

Howard Zinn

The Wall Charts

Howard Zinn, George Kirschner

Truth Has a Power of Its Own
Conversations About A People’s History

Howard Zinn, Ray Suarez