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  • Winter Soldiers

    The story of the soldiers who spoke their conscience and helped end the war in Vietnam.
  • Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People

    A sharp-witted indictment of our broken political system and a vision for a socialist alternative that is truly by and for the people.
  • "When the Welfare People Come"

    Analyzes the history of the U.S. child welfare system and its implications today, offering ideas for reform and building solidarity.
  • Vietnam

    Zinn’s compelling case against the Vietnam War
  • The United States of Fear

    With piercing wit and brutal insight, Tom Engelhardt tours the future ruins of the American empire.
  • Trotskyism in the United States

    Edited by George Breitman, Paul Le Blanc, et al.
    An outstanding set of informative essays, providing an unsurpassed account of the dynamic revolutionary socialist current known as American Trotskyism.
  • Things that Can and Cannot Be Said

    In this rich dialogue on surveillance, empire, and power, Roy and Cusack describe meeting NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden in Moscow.
  • The Speech

    Younge explains why "The Speech" maintains its powerful social relevance by sharing the dramatic story surrounding it.
  • The Southern Mystique

    Howard Zinn examines the politics of the South and his own experiences there.
  • The Silenced Majority

    Goodman and Moynihan take an anti-establishment stance and get to the heart of today's critical news stories and political events.
  • A Short History of the U.S. Working Class

    Le Blanc presents a colorful, fact-filled history that concentrates on the struggles and achievements of the often neglected laboring majority.
  • Shadow Government

    A powerful survey of a militarized America building a surveillance structure unparalleled in history.
  • Rich People Things

    Keeping up with the American elite can be tiring. This is the layman's guide to how the wealthy maintain control.
  • Revolution in Seattle

    Blow-by-blow, an eyewitness account of a hidden chapter in labor history: the Seattle General Strike of 1919.
  • Rethinking Camelot

    Explores JFK’s role in US invasion of Vietnam and a reflects on the political culture that encouraged the Cold War.
  • Recovering the Sacred

    Only the power to define what is sacred—and access it—will enable Native American communities to remember who they are.
  • Radicals in the Barrio

    A ground-breaking history of the radical political movements that developed within the Mexican and Chicano working-class in the United States.
  • Postwar America

    Howard Zinn’s unique take on this vital period in U.S. history.
  • A People's History of Chicago

    Named "Best Chicago Poet" by The Chicago Reader, Kevin Coval channels Howard Zinn to celebrate the Windy City's hidden history.
  • The Party

    An inspiring memoir by a leading activist in the antiwar and socialist movement in the 1960s.
  • Palante

    Interviews and photographic essays highlight the spirit of the 70's New York-based organization of Puerto Rican radicals, the Young Lords.
  • Optimism over Despair

    Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy.
  • On History

    In a wide-ranging conversation, filmmaker Oliver Stone and writer Tariq Ali discuss world history from the seventh century to today.
  • Occupying Wall Street

    The inside story of the protest that has given birth to America’s most important progressive movement in a half century.