American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn, in which he seeks to present U.S. history through the eyes of groups he says are rarely heard in mainstream histories. A People's History, though originally a dissident work, has become a major success and was a runner-up in 1980 for the National Book Award. A People's History has been adopted for reading in some high schools and colleges across the United States and has been frequently revised. The most recent edition covers events through 2003. In 2003, Zinn was awarded the Prix des Amis du Monde Diplomatique for the French version of this book, Une histoire populaire des Etats-Unis. A reviewer for the The New York Times suggested the book should be "required reading" for students.