Author Archive for Adam Hochschild

Don’t Try to Catch Me: Adam Hochschild on the First Volunteer

March 13, 2016
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<i>Don’t Try to Catch Me:</i> Adam Hochschild on the First Volunteer

In this excerpt from his new book Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, Adam Hochschild tells the story of Swarthmore student Joe Selligman (1916-1937), the first American volunteer to join the battle for Madrid. After he left, his parents in Kentucky received an envelope mailed by a friend: “By...
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Book Review: When the Party Was Over

March 13, 2015
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<i>Book Review:</i> When the Party Was Over

Paul Preston, The Last Stalinist: The Life of Santiago Carrillo (New York: William Collins: 2015).


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Book review: Toxic myths

January 4, 2013
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Book review: Toxic myths

The War and its Shadow: Spain’s Civil War in Europe’s Long Twentieth Century, by Helen Graham, Portland, OR: Sussex Academic Press, 2012. 250 pp. Many subjects thread through the pages of Helen Graham’s dense but brilliant meditation on the Spanish Civil War.
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