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- Publisher: City Lights Books
- Format: Paperback | 100 pages
- Dimensions: 127mm x 178mm x 12mm | 100g
- Publication date: 14 December 2010
- Publication City/Country: Monroe, OR
- ISBN 10: 0872865096
- ISBN 13: 9780872865099
- Illustrations note: 1 Illustrations
- Sales rank: 191,332
As a World War II combat soldier, Howard Zinn took part in the aerial bombing of Royan, France. Two decades later, he was invited to visit Hiroshima and meet survivors of the atomic attack. In this short and powerful book, Zinn offers his deep personal reflections and political analysis of these events, their consequences, and the profound influence they had in transforming him from an order-taking combat soldier to one of our greatest anti-authoritarian, antiwar historians. This book was finalized just prior to Zinn's passing in January 2010, and is published on the sixty-fifth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.
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Howard Zinn served as an air force bombardier in WWII, and afterward received his doctorate in history from Columbia University. He is author of A Power Governments Cannot Suppress, and the million-selling classic, A People's History of the United States.