Lessons from a Dark Time & Other Essays
Lessons from a Dark Time & Other Essays
Adam Hochschild



In this rich collection, bestselling author Adam Hochschild has selected and updated over two dozen essays and pieces of reporting from his long career. Threaded through them all is his concern for social justice and the people who have fought for it. The articles here range from a California gun show to a Finnish prison, from a Congolese center for rape victims to the ruins of gulag camps in the Soviet Arctic, from a stroll through construction sites with an ecologically pioneering architect in India to a day on the campaign trail with Nelson Mandela. Hochschild also talks about the writers he loves, from Mark Twain to John McPhee, and explores such far-reaching topics as why so much history is badly written, what bookshelves tell us about their owners, and his front-row seat for the shocking revelation in the 1960s that the CIA had been secretly controlling dozens of supposedly independent organizations.

With the skills of a journalist, the knowledge of a historian, and the heart of an activist, Hochschild shares the stories of people who took a stand against despotism, spoke out against unjust wars and government surveillance, and dared to dream of a better and more just world.

Title Lessons from a Dark Time & Other Essays
Author Adam Hochschild
Publisher University of California Press
Title First Published 01 October 2018
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0520297245
ISBN-13 9780520297241
Publication Date 01 October 2018
Weight 32 oz.
 


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