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Hochschild, Adam

Works: 79 works in 350 publications in 10 languages and 15,065 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Pictorial works  Educational films  Internet videos  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: DP269.9, 967.51022
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adam Hochschild
King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild( Book )

93 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of King Leopold II of Belgium and discusses how he plundered the Congo, how his people tried to overthrow him, and other related topics
Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves by Adam Hochschild( Book )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world. In 1787, twelve men gathered in a London printing shop to pursue a seemingly impossible goal: ending slavery in the largest empire on earth. Along the way, they would pioneer most of the tools citizen activists still rely on today, from wall posters and mass mailings to boycotts and lapel pins. Within five years, more than 300,000 Britons were refusing to eat the chief slave-grown product, sugar; London's smart set was sporting antislavery badges created by Josiah Wedgwood; and the House of Commons had passed the first law banning the slave trade. The activists brought slavery in the British Empire to an end in the 1830s, long before it died in the United States
To end all wars : a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In his riveting narrative, Hochschild brings it to life as never before while focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes
The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin by Adam Hochschild( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin's Quarter-century rule over the Soviet Union left some 20 million people dead. During the height of the terror, in the late 1930s, one out of every eight Soviet men, women and children was shot or sent to the gulag - where most died. Until glasnost unlocked the gates to Russia's past, no one could openly write or speak about this vast genocide - one of the great raw wounds of modern history. The Unquiet Ghost is about how people recover from an avalanche of repressed memories. Hochschild talks to prison survivors, democratically minded writers, and retired concentration camp guards. He visits school classrooms where uneasy teachers are struggling to teach students a history totally different from what they taught five years ago. He meets a much persecuted human rights activist - whose first job was as a secret police officer. He visits people searching for traces of missing parents and grandparents; and he examines files on the shelves of the Moscow archives of the KGB. In a section of this book excerpted in The New York Times Magazine, Hochschild visits a small Siberia town where a flooding river tore open a secret mass grave. He meets one woman whose father was buried there, and another, a friend and neighbor, who has learned that her father signed the execution orders. Hochschild visits villages deep in gulag territory, where snow lies on the ground for four months a year and where no American has been before. And, in an extraordinary journey that ends the book, he travels by helicopter to old labor camp sites in Russia's desolate, subarctic gold fields, one of the twentieth century's worst killing grounds. In recounting a history that most Russians only recently have dared to discuss, Hochschild also raises profound questions about the potential victim and the potential executioner inside us all
Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Adam Hochschild( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini. Today we're accustomed to remembering the war through Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls and Robert Capa's photographs. But Adam Hochschild has discovered some less familiar yet compelling characters who reveal the full tragedy and importance of the war: a fiery nineteen-year-old Kentucky woman who went to wartime Spain on her honeymoon, a Swarthmore College senior who was the first American casualty in the battle for Madrid, a pair of fiercely partisan, rivalrous New York Times reporters who covered the war from opposites sides, and a swashbuckling Texas oilman with Nazi sympathies who sold Franco almost all his oil -- at reduced prices, and on credit. It was in many ways the opening battle of World War II, and we still have much to learn from it
The mirror at midnight : a South African journey by Adam Hochschild( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 the Zulus would control that part of the world -- and its contentious commemoration by rival groups 150 years later. This incisive book offers an unusual window onto a society that remains divided. In his epilogue, Hochschild extends his view to the astonishing political changes that have occurred in the country in recent years -- and the changes yet to be made
To end all wars [a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918] by Adam Hochschild( Recording )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Hochschild explores World War I with a particular focus on the conflict between the critics and the supporters of the war
Finding the trapdoor : essays, portraits, travels by Adam Hochschild( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Trapdoor collects the best of more than two decades' worth of such articles, all of them previously published in a wide variety of magazines, from Mother Jones to the Village Voice to the New York Review of Books. The
Lord Leverhulme's ghosts : colonial exploitation in the Congo by Jules Marchal( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early twentieth century, the worldwide rubber boom led British enterpreneur Lord Leverhulme to the Belgian Congo. Warmly welcomed by the murderous regime of King Leopold II, Leverhulme set up a private kingdom reliant on the horrific Belgian system of forced labor, a program that reduced the population of Congo by half and accounted for more deaths than the Nazi holocaust. In this definitive, meticulously researched history, Jules Marchal exposes the nature of forced labor under Lord Leverhulme's rule and the appalling conditions imposed upon the inhabitants of Congo. With an extensive introduction by Adam Hochschild, "Lord Leverhulme's Ghosts" is an important and urgently needed account of a laboratory of colonial exploitation. -- Book jacket
Infra : photographs by Richard Mosse( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Infra, Richard Mosse's first book, offers a radical rethinking of how to depict a conflict as complex and intractable as the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mosse depicts the rich topography, inscribed with the traces of conflicting interests, as well as rebel groups of constantly shifting allegiances at war with the Congolese national army (itself a patchwork of recently integrated warlords and their militias). For centuries, the Congo has repeatedly compelled and defied the Western imagination. Mosse brings to this subject the use of a type of color infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome. Originally developed for military reconnaissance and now discontinued, it registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson, and hot pink. The results offer a fevered inflation of traditional reportage, underlining the growing tension between art, fiction, and photojournalism. Mosse's work highlights the ineffable nature of current events in today's Congo. Infra's photographic dialogue begins as an intoxicating meditation on a broken genre, but ends as a haunting elegy for a vividly beautiful land touched by unspeakable tragedy."--Publisher's website
Airplanes, women, and song : memoirs of a fighter ace, test pilot, and adventurer by Boris Vasilʹevich Sergievskiĭ( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Sergievsky was one of the most colorful of the early aviators. He made his first flight less than ten years after the Wright brothers made theirs; he made his last only four years before the first Concorde took off. Born in Russia, Sergievsky learned to fly in 1912. In World War I, he became a much-decorated infantry officer and then a fighter pilot. During the Russian Civil War that followed, he fought on three fronts against the Bolsheviks.Coming to America in 1923, the first job he could find in New York was with a pick and shovel, digging the Holland Tunnel, but he so
African art legacy of oppression( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traveling African art exhibition, "Treasures from Tervuren", from Belgium's Tervuren Museum serves as the focus of this documentary. Paul Solman discusses African art's influence on European art with African art experts Ramona Austin and Adam Hochschild. The stories behind these objects provides new insights into Central African art, history and culture
King Leopold's ghost by Adam Hochschild( Recording )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the century, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium carried out a brutal plundering of the territory surrounding the Congo River. Ultimately slashed its population by ten million, he still managed to shrewdly cultivate his reputation as a great humanitarian. A tale far richer than any novelist could invent, [this book] is the horrifying account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: African rebel leaders who fought against hopeless odds and a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure but unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust and participants in the twentieth century's first great human rights movement.-Back cover
Spain in our hearts Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936/1939 by Adam Hochschild( Recording )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hochschild presents a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen American characers, including Ernest Hemingway: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Bevrijd de slaven! : het verhaal van de eerste mensenrechtencampagne by Adam Hochschild( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Dutch and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world
Les fantômes du roi Léopold : la terreur coloniale dans l'état du Congo, 1884-1908 by Adam Hochschild( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit de la colonisation belge du Congo, de la fin du XIXe siècle jusqu'aux années 1920, dans ses aspects politiques, économiques et humains, avec, en filigrane, une étude sur l'ensemble du système colonialiste et, en contrepoint, la naissance du premier mouvement international de défense des droits de l'homme
Half the way home : a memoir of father and son by Adam Hochschild( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An activist in the anti-war movement and co-founder of magazine Mother Jones writes of his lifelong attempt to understand his strong and complex father
Leopold and Mobutu by Guy Tillim( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs taken by Guy Tillim between December 2002 and September 2003 convey not only the tragedy of the land and people of today's République démocratique du Congo, but evoke the ghosts of the Congo Free State when King Leopold II's conquest and pillaging of the land and enslavement of its people reduced the population by nearly half. The Congo became the focus for one of the earliest human rights movements in the late 19th-early 20th century. The photographs and essay by Adam Hochschild suggest that Leopold's spirit lived and live on in familiar forms
King Leopold's ghost( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"King Leopold's ghost is a shocking tale of the richest country in Africa, claimed by the rapacious King Leopold II of Belgium. Under his greedy reign, the Congo suffered unimaginable horrors. The epic is filled with fascinating adventurers, European, American and Congolese: a story brought to life with a treasure trove of archival materials--letters, secret reports and photographs"--Container
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King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa
Alternative Names
Adam Hochschild Amerikaans schrijver

Adam Hochschild US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller


Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slavesTo end all wars : a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918The unquiet ghost : Russians remember StalinThe mirror at midnight : a South African journeyTo end all wars [a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918]Finding the trapdoor : essays, portraits, travelsLord Leverhulme's ghosts : colonial exploitation in the CongoAirplanes, women, and song : memoirs of a fighter ace, test pilot, and adventurer