Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays
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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.
Praise For Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays…
— San Francisco Chronicle
“Hochschild is adept at both journalistic and historical reporting, with the theme of humanity’s capacity for darkness woven throughout. A necessary look at a past that feels uncomfortably familiar. One is left to wonder how future essayists in Hochschild’s circle will view the world we currently inhabit."
— Library Journal
“In these essays about places around the globe, Hochschild's graceful, informative, straightforward writing always finds the telling detail as well as the people of courage in the most horrifying of situations. Focusing on some of the direst eras of recent history, these potent essays nevertheless find reason for hope in the idealism of individuals.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“A perfect complement to his earlier books, it could just as well serve as a stand-alone introduction to his work. . . . Hochschild’s characteristic blend of compassion, nuanced judgement, diligent research and literary craftsmanship is evident throughout. He is also expert at finding the telling and memorable nugget.”
— Peace News
University of California Press, 9780520355644, 296pp.
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
About the Author
Adam Hochschild is a journalist and author who has written on issues of human rights and social justice. His books include the bestselling King Leopold’s Ghost. He has been a finalist twice for the National Book Critics Circle Award and once for the National Book Award. He has been awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and is a two-time recipient of the Gold Medal of the California Book Awards.