Adam Hochschildan American writer, journalist, historian and lecturer
(born. 1942) is an American writer, journalist, historian and lecturer. He graduated from Harvard in literature and history. Since his student years he has been active as an advocate of human rights. He is a co-founder of the magazine ”Mother Jones”. He is a regular contributor to “The New Yorker”, ”Harper’s Magazine” and “The New York Review of Books”. He authored eight historical books. Three of them have been published in Polish: King Leopold's Ghost. A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa (2012), Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves” (2016) and The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey (2016). Many times award-winning, including two Gold Medals of California Book Awards, PEN USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Prize from the American Historical Association for lifetime achievement. Since 2014 elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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