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Failure to Quit
Reflections of an Optimistic Historian
A selection of Howard Zinn’s most popular and accessible essays on history and politics.
In this lively collection of essays, Zinn discusses a wide range of historical and political topics, from the role of the Supreme Court in U.S. history to the nature of higher education today.

Other books by Howard Zinn

  • SNCC

    Howard Zinn tells the story of one of the most important civil rights groups in American history.
  • Howard Zinn Speaks

    Howard Zinn weaves rich historical narratives that inspire and captivate.
  • Emma

    Howard Zinn dramatizes the life of Emma Goldman, the anarchist, feminist, and free-spirited thinker who was exiled from the US.
  • Disobedience and Democracy

    Howard Zinn’s cogent defense of civil disobedience.
  • Justice in Everyday Life

    Edited by Howard Zinn
    Howard Zinn’s book on the way justice really works in the U.S
  • Marx in Soho

    Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx's life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change.
  • Postwar America

    Howard Zinn’s unique take on this vital period in U.S. history.
  • The Southern Mystique

    Howard Zinn examines the politics of the South and his own experiences there.
  • Vietnam

    Zinn’s compelling case against the Vietnam War
  • Marx in Soho (Audio CD)

    America's leading historian Howard Zinn brings Karl Marx back to life for a new generation.