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World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the...
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|2020.||Second Mariner Books edition.||Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt||xiii, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm||English|
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From the author of King Leopold's Ghost, a narrative history of the social justice campaign formed in 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 in a London printing shop and began the world's first grass-roots movement, battling for the rights of people on another continent. Masterfully...
An in-depth exploration of the legacy of Joseph Stalin on the former Soviet Union, by the author of King Leopold's Ghost.
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....