A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation by Howard Zinn; Mike Konopacki; Paul Buhle
Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form.
Since its landmark publication in 1980,A People's History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies and has become required classroom reading. Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki have collaborated to retell, in vibrant comics form, a most immediate and relevant chapter ofA 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.
Shifting from world-shattering events to one family's small revolutions, A People's History of American Empire presents the classic ground-level history of America in a dazzling new form.