In his new book, 50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know, Mickey Z has authored yet another incisive examination of the political and social landscape. This time his focus is on people's victories that have been won throughout American history, reminding us that even in the bleakest of times power is not absolute. Mickey Z has chosen fifty acts of political, social, and cultural rebellion and demonstrates how these have changed the course of American history and society. The book would make an ideal gift for a young person laboring under the misapprehension that history is nothing more than a dry memorization of dates. For here Mickey Z paints in the most vivid manner possible that history is in fact a constant and seething struggle for justice and progress against the mighty forces of reaction. More importantly, the book is an argument against complacency, showing that change is not only possible but necessary. For seasoned political readers, some of the stories Mickey Z relates may be familiar, but the broad diversity of examples ensures that every reader will find much to learn. Perhaps more to the point, those who are discouraged by the current political environment can find inspiration as Mickey Z reminds us that history never sleeps, for his book is nothing less than a fifty-first American revolution.
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