Books by Adam Hochschild

THE GREAT WAR by Joe Sacco
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 28, 2013

"Unique, devastating, indelible."
An illumination of a crucial battle within "the war to end all wars" redefines the power and possibilities of graphic narratives. Read full book review >
TO END ALL WARS by Adam Hochschild
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"An ambitious narrative that presents a teeming worldview through intimate, human portraits."
From historian Hochschild (Bury the Chains: The First International Human Rights Movement, 2005, etc.), a selective history of the slaughter of innocents in World War I. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 7, 2005

"A chronicle of a rare and radiant victory by our better angels. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A late-18th-century band of abolitionists in England begins the movement that will eventually free nearly one million slaves across the British Empire—and show the world that idealism and a passion for human rights can fill the sails of the ship of state. Read full book review >
KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST by Adam Hochschild
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"A searing history of evil and the heroes who exposed it."
Journalist-memoirist Hochschild (Finding the Trapdoor, 1997, etc.) recounts the crimes against humanity of Belgium's King Leopold II, whose brutal imperialist regime sparked the creation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and the first major human-rights protest movement of this century. Read full book review >
FINDING THE TRAPDOOR by Adam Hochschild
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 1, 1997

"These pieces speak clearly to the times in which they were written, but not to the ages. (illustrations, not seen)"
 A collection of magazine articles and time-bound reportage by the estimable Hochschild (The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin, 1994, etc.), cofounder of Mother Jones magazine. Read full book review >
THE UNQUIET GHOST by Adam Hochschild
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"As sensitive, subtle, and moving as Chekhov: journalism raised to the level of art."
 Although 20 million people died during Stalin's two-decade reign of terror, Russians have only recently, with the advent of glasnost, begun to confront their memories of that time. Read full book review >