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Finding the Trapdoor

by Adam Hochschild

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...


Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

Lionel Gelber Prize 2006

by Adam Hochschild

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...


King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Lionel Gelber Prize 1999

by Adam Hochschild

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...


Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son

by Adam Hochschild

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....


To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

by Adam Hochschild

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...


The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey

by Adam Hochschild

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...


The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin

by Adam Hochschild

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...