Howard Zinn was an American academic historian, author, playwright, and social activist. Before and during his tenure as a political science professor at Boston University from 1964-88 he wrote more than 20 books, which included his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States. He wrote extensively about the civil rights and anti-war movements, as well as of the labor history of the United States. His memoir, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, was also the title of a 2004 documentary about Zinn's life and work.
I was a bombadier in WW 2. When you are up 30,000 feet
you do not hear the screams or smell the blood or see
those without limbs or eyes. It was not til I read
Hersey's Hiroshima that I realized what bomber pilots do.