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

In conversation with Jon Wiener
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Episode Summary

Hochschild (King Leopold's Ghost), one of America's best narrative historians, examines one of the greatest and most puzzling examples of civilized evils in history and the now obscure civilians and soldiers who waged a bitter, often heroic, struggle against it.

Participant(s) Bio
Adam Hochschild has won a reputation as a master of suspense and vivid character portrayal with his books King Leopold's Ghost, Bury the Chains, and others. His skill at evoking individual struggles for justice amid the sweep of historic events has made him a finalist for the National Book Award and won him a host of other prizes.

Jon Wiener is a contributing editor to The Nation magazine and a professor of history at the University of California - Irvine, where he specializes in recent American history. His books include: Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud and Politics in the Ivory Tower, Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files; Professors, Politics and Pop; and Come Together: John Lennon in His Time. Wiener hosts an afternoon drive-time radio program on KPFK-90.7 FM featuring interviews on politics and culture.