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Hochschild, Adam

Works: 90 works in 428 publications in 10 languages and 16,097 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Case studies  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Stories without words  Internet videos  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
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 )

98 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,528 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
To end all wars : a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild( Book )

50 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,307 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
Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves by Adam Hochschild( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 2,081 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
The unquiet ghost : Russians remember Stalin by Adam Hochschild( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,507 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 )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,272 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 )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 750 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
Bury the chains : the British struggle to abolish slavery by Adam Hochschild( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a handful of men, led by Thomas Clarkson, who defied the slave trade and ignited the first great human rights movement. Beginning in 1788, a group of Abolitionists moved the cause of anti-slavery from the floor of Parliament to the homes of 300,000 people boycotting Caribbean sugar, and gave a platform to freed slaves
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 289 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 277 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 249 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 )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 198 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 183 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
Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Joseph Conrad( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Conrad's enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism in a deluxe edition with a gripping cover by 'Hellboy' artist Mike Mignola. 'Heart of Darkness' is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself."--Publisher description
Collected nonfiction by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 111 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
King Leopold's ghost by Adam Hochschild( Recording )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 92 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
African art : legacy of oppression( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 85 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
Sprengt die Ketten : der entscheidende Kampf um die Abschaffung der Sklaverei by Adam Hochschild( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great War : July 1, 1916 : the first day of the Battle of the Somme : an illustrated panorama by Joe Sacco( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted. In The Great War, acclaimed cartoon journalist Joe Sacco depits the events of that day in an extraordinarily detailed, 24-foot-long, wordless panorama: from General Douglas Haig and the massive artillery positions behind the trench lines to the legions of soldiers going "over the top" and getting cut down in no-man's-land, to the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers retreating and the dead being buried on masse. The Great War is a landmark in Sacco's illustrious career and allows us to see the War to End All Wars as we've never seen it before
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa
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Adam Hochschild Amerikaans schrijver

Adam Hochschild US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller


To end all wars : a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slavesThe unquiet ghost : Russians remember StalinThe mirror at midnight : a South African journeyBury the chains : the British struggle to abolish slaveryTo end all wars : [a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918]Finding the trapdoor : essays, portraits, travelsLord Leverhulme's ghosts : colonial exploitation in the Congo