Truth Has a Power of Its Own is an engrossing collection of never-before-published conversations with Howard Zinn, conducted by the distinguished broadcast journalist Ray Suarez in 2007, that covers the course of American history from Columbus to the War on Terror from the perspective of ordinary people - including slaves, workers, immigrants, women, and Native Americans. Suarez's probing questions and Zinn's humane (and often humorous) voice - along with his keen moral vision - shine through every one of these lively and thought-provoking conversations, showing that Zinn's work is as relevant as ever.
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist and the author of the bestselling A People's History of the United States. He received the Lannan Literary Award for nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs Award for his writing and political activism. Ray Suarez is co-host of the public radio program and podcast World Affairs. He was chief national correspondent for PBS NewsHour and the host of Talk of the Nation on NPR. He is the author of several books, including Latino Americans, as well as Truth Has a Power of Its Own: Conversations About A People's History (The New Press).