Truth Has a Power of Its Own: Conversations about a People's History (Paperback)
American history told from the bottom up by Howard Zinn himself--and the perfect all-ages introduction to his eye-opening viewpoint, published on Zinn's hundredth birthday
Truth Has a Power of Its Own is an engrossing collection of conversations with the late Howard Zinn and "an eloquently hopeful introduction for those who haven't yet encountered Zinn's work" (Booklist). Here is an unvarnished, yet ultimately optimistic, tour of American history--told by someone who was often an active participant in it.
Zinn's humane (and often humorous) voice--along with his keen moral vision--shine through every one of these lively and thought-provoking conversations. Battles over the telling of our history still rage across the country, and there's no better person to tell it than Howard Zinn.
About the Author
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. Ray Suarez is co-host of the public radio program and podcast World Affairs. He was chief national correspondent for PBS NewsHour and the host of Talk of the Nation on NPR. He is the author of several books, including Latino Americans, as well as Truth Has a Power of Its Own: Conversations About A People's History (The New Press). He lives in Philadelphia and Washington.