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    • King Leopold's Ghost

    • A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
    • By: Adam Hochschild
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the late 1890s, Edmund Dene Morel, a young British shipping company agent, noticed something strange about the cargoes of his company's ships as they arrived from and departed for the Congo. Incoming ships were crammed with valuable ivory and rubber. Outbound ships carried little more than soldiers and firearms. Correctly concluding that only slave labor could account for these cargoes, Morel almost singlehandedly made this slave-labor regime the premier human rights story in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Edith on 01-20-11

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Spain in Our Hearts

    • Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
    • By: Adam Hochschild
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini. Today we're accustomed to remembering the war through Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls and Robert Capa's photographs. But Adam Hochschild has discovered some less familiar yet far more compelling characters who reveal the full tragedy and importance of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book very well written and narrated

    • By James750 on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • To End All Wars

    • A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
    • By: Adam Hochschild
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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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 Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story of personalities

    • By Tad Davis on 06-09-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Spain’s Foreign Fighters

    • By: Adam Hochschild
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On March 30, 2008, several hundred people gathered at the waterfront in San Francisco. They had come to witness the unveiling of a monument to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: 2,800 Americans who joined some 35,000 other volunteers from more than 50 countries to defend the Spanish Republic against fascist forces during Spain’s civil war. The conflict, which raged from 1936 until 1939, led to the deaths of around half a million people, including at least 750 Americans.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • To End All Wars

    • A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
    • By: Adam Hochschild
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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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 Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor.

    Regular price: $30.12