The Bomb (Paperback)

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The late historian and activist Howard Zinn was familiar with bombs—he
dropped them on people during World War II, flying as a bombardier in
Europe. This is Zinn’s passionate and readable denunciation of bombs—not
just the bomb, but all bombs. In the book’s two chapters—one on
Hiroshima and one on Royan, France, where Zinn dropped napalm late in
World War II—Zinn poses the crucial question: “What can we learn to free
us from the thinking that leads us to stand by . . . while atrocities
are committed in our name?” The Bomb is the kind of critical, angry, but hopeful history telling for which Howard Zinn is so deservedly well known.

— Rethinking Schools

Description


Howard Zinn's personal, historical, and political views on the significance of the US bombings of Royan and Hiroshima.

About the Author


Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. His many books include A People's History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780872865099
ISBN-10: 0872865096
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication Date: August 2010
Pages: 91
Language: English