by Rachel Swan
Best known for publishing A People's History of the United States in 1980, author Howard Zinn died today of a heart attack in Santa Monica. He was eighty-seven. Born in New York, Zinn was an early opponent of the Vietnam War and a staunch labor activist. He taught at Boston University from 1964-1988, and led a faculty strike there in 1979. He is the author of numerous books and three plays.