Search Results: "Elizabeth Zinn"


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HEART'S BLOOD by Elizabeth Zinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"An eloquent, refreshing perspective on the struggles faced by those living along the Mexican border."
Zinn (The Happiness Lottery, 2011, etc.) returns with a novel that chronicles the trials of a wandering cowboy who learns to take life by the horns. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 1990

"An unabashedly subjective challenge to American orthodox beliefs, polemical and prickly."
For those who enjoyed Zinn's 1979 American Book Award nominee, A People's History of the United States, here's a rehash of his previous arguments against war, injustice, intolerance, and plutocratic politics. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 1974

"This is a discomfiting book, making a powerful anecdotal case that justice is a high-minded abstraction with little connection to what most people actually get."
Boston University professor Zinn and his collaborators rake through the workings of justice in this country and turn up a great deal of muck. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 1994

"Zinn's radical activism will not appeal to every reader, but he does argue persuasively — and relevantly, even for those who do not embrace his critique of America and its institutions — that 'small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.'"
The eminent radical historian (Boston Univ.; Declarations of Independence, 1990, etc.) recalls his struggles against American racism and war, and he expresses his hope for the future, in this memoir and manifesto. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF HISTORY by Howard Zinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"While many will be unable to swallow Zinn's enthusiastic Marxism, his humanity, honesty, and compassionate perspectives on our often brutal history and culture, and his dry humor, make these interviews thoughtful and compelling."
Here, in a series of scattershot interviews from 1989 to 1999 with Alternative Radio founder Barsamian, radical "peoples' historian" Zinn (professor emeritus at aBoston Univ.; Marx in Soho, p. 291 ; etc.) does his best to show that the relentless dialectic of history has survived the collapse of the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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SNCC by Howard Zinn
Released: Sept. 30, 1964

"Here is much, if by no means all, of the inside story, the people actually involved and the nature of the involvement."
This book is not, the author would have us know, a history of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee "in any formal sense. it leaves out too much for that." Read full book review >

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UP WHERE THE AIR IS CLEAR
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: High in the Sky

BFF Charm: Yay x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: The Adventures of Black Dove and White Raven

Bonus Factors: Ethiopian History, Pilots

Relationship Status: Love You Like a Brother

 

Cover Story: High in the Sky

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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BUSINESS AS USUAL by David Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 1997

"Nonetheless, the cookie rivalry ends on a harmonious note, and the economics are laid on with a light touch. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 10-12)"
Haynes kicks off the West 7th Wildcats series, featuring a circle of sixth-grade boys involved in a thinly disguised lesson in business and economics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"As a set of transcripts, this is quite readable, but those new to Zinn would be better off with A People's History of the United States."
Historian Zinn (History, Emeritus/Boston Univ.) and radio anchor Barsamian have opinionated discussions of America's history, politics and foreign policy in eight interviews from 2002 through 2005. Read full book review >