Adam Hochschild

discusses his new book

Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Wednesday, September 14, 5 pm

introduced by Peter Glazer

Morrison Library

Wednesday, September 21, 12 pm

introduced by Ed Wasserman

Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Townsend Center for the Humanities

relevant links:

Adam Hochschild Biography

New York Times Book Review

Interview with NPR

Townsend Center Event Page

Award-winning author Adam Hochschild delved deeply into letters, diaries, memoirs and other documents, published and unpublished, to weave a compelling narrative in his new book  Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. One of those Americans, Bob Merriman, was a graduate student at Berkeley. Hochschild will discuss how he found the story in a vast and complex array of sources, some of them from the Doe, Moffitt and Bancroft libraries.

 

“Excellent and involving . . . What makes [Hochschild’s] book so intimate and moving is its human scale.”

— Dwight Garner, New York Times