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Book cover for Readings from Voices of a People's History of the United States
Book cover for Readings from Voices of a People's History of the United States

Bold and empowering words from America's struggles, past and present, are resurrected here by some of our leading living voices. An all-star cast joins authors Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove to perform the rousing words of dissent that have shaped and quickened the pulse of a nation. This audio CD consists of sixteen readings thoughtfully selected by Zinn and Arnove from Voices of a People's History of the United States, the long-awaited primary source companion to Zinn's seminal A People's History of the United States. The voices of our history are given new voices, the brazen spirit of rebellion and resistance are alive and well again.

With readings by: Anthony Arnove, Josh Brolin, Danny Glover, Brian Jones, Sarah Jones, Christina Kirk, Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Paul Robeson, Jr., John Sayles, Wallace Shawn, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington, and Howard Zinn.

Book cover for Readings from Voices of a People's History of the United States
Book cover for Readings from Voices of a People's History of the United States

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Anthony Arnove

ANTHONY ARNOVE is the editor of several books, including, with Howard Zinn, Voices of a People’s History of the United States and Terrorism and War. He wrote the introduction for the thirty-fifth anniversary edition of Zinn’s classic book A People’s History of the United States. Arnove cofounded the nonprofit education and arts organization Voices of a People’s History of the United States, wrote, directed, and produced the documentary The People Speak, and has directed stage and television versions of The People Speak in Dublin with Stephen Rea, in London with Colin Firth, and across the United States with various arts groups including Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Sundance Film Festival. He produced the Academy Award–nominated documentary Dirty Wars. Arnove is on the editorial boards of Haymarket Books and Tempestmag.org and is the director of Roam Agency, where he represents authors including Arundhati Roy and Noam Chomsky. He lives in Hopewell, New Jersey.

Howard Zinn

HOWARD ZINN’s (1922–2010) great subject isn’t war, but peace. After his experience as a bombardier in World War II, he became convinced that there could be no such thing as a “just war,” as the vast majority of modern warfare’s victims are made up of innocent civilians. In his books, including A People’s History of the United States and its companion volume, Voices of a People’s History of the United States, Zinn affirms the power of the masses to influence major events. Through a lifetime of pointed scholarship and principled civil disobedience, his oeuvre continues to inform and inspire activists, scholars, and change-makers around the world.

Check out A Road Map to Howard Zinn's Writings Published by Seven Stories Press here.

Other books by Anthony Arnove