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  • King Leopold's Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.77

    A riveting and highly readable account of the Congo massacre, peopled by callous monarchs, corrupt adventurers and a handful of genuine heroes. more...

  • Finding the Trapdoorby Adam Hochschild

    Argo-Navis 2014; US$ 9.99

    The vivid, suspenseful history books for which Adam Hochschild has become well known are only a portion of his work. All his life he has also been writing shorter pieces: about the writers he loves, about his unusual life story, and about his travels to far corners of the earth—four continents, for example, are included in this volume. Finding the... more...

  • To End All Warsby Adam Hochschild

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.77

    A brilliant new history of the First World War by the bestselling and prizewinning author of King Leopold's Ghost and Bury the Chains more...

  • Bury the Chainsby Adam Hochschild

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 11.73

    From the award-winning author of King Leopold's Ghost , the dramatic story of the men who ignited the first great human rights movement more...

  • The Unquiet Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 15.95

    Although some twenty million people died during Stalin?s reign of terror, only with the advent of glasnost did Russians begin to confront their memories of that time. In 1991, Adam Hochschild spent nearly six months in Russia talking to gulag survivors, retired concentration camp guards, and countless others. The result is a riveting evocation of... more...

  • The Mirror at Midnightby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.95

    History lies heavily on South Africa, and Adam Hochschild brings to bear a lifetime's familiarity with the country in an eye-opening work that blends history and reportage. Hochschild looks at the tensions of modern South Africa through a dramatic prism: the pivotal nineteenth-century Battle of Blood River -- which determined whether the Boers or... more...

  • King Leopold's Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 15.95

    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly... more...

  • Half the Way Homeby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005; US$ 14.95

    From the author of the best-selling King Leopold's Ghost, this haunting and deeply honest memoir tells of Adam Hochschild's conflicted relationship with his father, the head of a multinational mining corporation. The author lyrically evokes his privileged childhood on an Adirondack estate, a colorful uncle who was a pioneer aviator and fighter ace,... more...

  • Bury the Chainsby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 16.95

    From the author of the widely acclaimed King Leopold's Ghost comes the taut, gripping account of one of the most brilliantly organized social justice campaigns in history -- the fight to free the slaves of the British Empire. In early 1787, twelve men -- a printer, a lawyer, a clergyman, and others united by their hatred of slavery -- came together... more...

  • To End All Warsby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.99

    In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings WWI to life as never before, focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of its critics, alongside its generals and heroes. A brilliant new history of the Great War that raises the eternal question of why such a terrible war was ever fought. more...