HOWARD ZINN (August 24, 1922 January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. He wrote the classic A People s History of the United States, The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured on The Sopranos and Simpsons, and in the film Good Will Hunting. The book has appeared multiple times on the New York Times best-seller list.
Zinn was the author of many books, including an autobiography, You Can t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and the plays Marx in Soho, Emma, and Daughter of Venus. He received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.
ANTHONY ARNOVE wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon. This critically acclaimed documentary is the film companion to Howard Zinn s best selling book A People s History of the United States and its primary source companion, Voices of a People s History, which Arnove co-edited with Zinn.
Arnove s writing has appeared in O Magazine, The Financial Times, The Nation, Monthly Review, In These Times, L Humanite, Le Nouvel Observateur, Mother Jones, and other publications. He has appeared on BBC, Democracy Now!, Sky News, ABC Radio in Australia, Alternative Radio, CounterSpin, Air America, and public radio programs across the country."show more