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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 18.17
From the award-winning author of 'King Leopold's Ghost', the dramatic story of the men who ignited the first great human rights movement Eighteenth-century Britain was the world?s leading centre for the slave trade. Profits soared and fortunes were made, but in 1788 things began to change. 'Bury The Chains' tells the remarkable story of the men who... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2006; US$ 18.17
WINNER OF THE 1999 DUFF COOPER PRIZE."Brilliant... This book must be read and re-read" (Neal Ascherson)"A hundred years ago, enlightened people in the western world were outraged by a holocaust in Africa which left millions dead. Denunciations thundered from speaker's platforms around the US and Europe. One open letter to The Times was signed by 11... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2011; US$ 17.26
In this brilliant new work of history, Adam Hochschild follows a group of characters connected by blood ties, close friendships or personal enmities and shows how the war exposed the divisions between them. They include the brother and sister whose views on the war could not have been more diametrically opposed - he a career soldier, she a committed... more...