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  • 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...

  • King Leopold's Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.07

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

  • To End All Warsby Adam Hochschild

    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...

  • Bury the Chainsby Adam Hochschild

    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...

  • King Leopold's Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...