Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation

A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki and Paul Buhle
Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki have collaborated to retell, in vibrant comics form, a most immediate and relevant chapter of A People's History: the centuries-long story of America's actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, Central America, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The book also follows the story of Zinn, the son of poor Jewish immigrants, from his childhood in the Brooklyn slums to his role as one of America's leading historians.

1 comment:

Nathan Hoekstra said...

An incredible book full of eye-opening historical facts. It is very well written and extremely persuasive, and the illustrations are well drawn and accentuate the text perfectly. Everyone should read this book in order to know both sides of the wars and conflicts of the United States.