A Reader posted a review at 2007-09-13 01:42:33.
Like the character in Good Will Hunting states, this book will "knock your socks off." I first came across this title listed on Rage Against the Machine's website under recommended reading. At over a 1,000 pages it can be a tad intimidating but I found the content well-researched and compelling. While Zinn's views are obviously and purposefully sympathetic toward those normally ignored by history, his extensive documentation and delivery indicate a strong integrity in his message.
If the winners write the history books, this book speaks to the plight and ongoing struggles of the so-called losers. On the one-hand you can walk away from this book discouraged at the degree to which the poor have been long exploited by the rich, but you can also be encouraged that the human spirit in search of dignity and justice has never been fully extinguished and continues inspite of tremendous oppression.