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Works of Radical Imagination

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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.

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Anthony Arnove produced the Academy Award-nominated documentary Dirty Wars, is the editor of several books, including Voices of a People’s History of the United States, which Arnove co-edited with Zinn, The Essential Chomsky, Howard Zinn Speaks, and Iraq Under Siege, and is the author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal. He also wrote the introduction for the new thirty-fifth anniversary edition of Zinn’s classic book A People’s History of the United States. Arnove is on the editorial boards of Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Review.

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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, he has led and continues to lead generations in the ways of peace. Check out A Road Map to Howard Zinn's Writings Published by Seven Stories Press here.

Other books by Anthony Arnove