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You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train by Howard Zinn
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You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

A Personal History of Our Times

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Narrator David Strathairn
Length 8 hours
Language English
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Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.

A former bombardier in World War II, Zinn emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. Although he's a fierce critic, he gives us reason to hope that by learning from history and engaging politically, we can make a difference in the world.

Howard Zinn (1922-2010) 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. In 2009, the History Channel aired The People Speak, an acclaimed documentary co-directed by Zinn, based on A People's History and a companion volume, Voices of a People's History of the United States. Zinn grew up in Brooklyn in a working-class, immigrant household. At 18 he became a shipyard worker and then flew bomber missions during World War II. These experiences helped shape his opposition to war and passion for history. After attending college under the GI Bill and earning a PhD in history from Columbia, he taught at Spelman, where he became active in the civil rights movement. After being fired by Spelman for his support for student protesters, Zinn became a professor of political science at Boston University, were he taught until his retirement in 1988.

David Strathairn won a Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival and earned Best Actor nominations from the Academy, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Independent Spirit Awards for his compelling portrait of legendary CBS news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney's 2005 Oscar-nominated drama Good Night, and Good Luck. He is also recognized for his role as CIA deputy director Noah Vosen in the 2007 film The Bourne Ultimatum. He played a prominent role as Dr. Lee Rosen on the Syfy series Alphas from 2011 to 2012 and played secretary of state William Henry Seward in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln in 2012. He won an Emmy and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in the HBO project Temple Grandin. He has also maintained a high profile in the theatrical world, with roles at such venues as the Manhattan Theatre Club, the New York Shakespeare Festival, SoHo Rep, the Hartford Stage Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Seattle Repertory.

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"A warmhearted memoir of a teacher who committed his politically engaged life to the belief that love is a command to action." ---The Washington Post Expand reviews
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