This week on Well Read, best-selling author Adam Hochschild will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest work of historical nonfiction, released in March, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 (2016). Renowned for his gripping investigations of history’s most troubling eras—examining the bloodshed and segregation of South Africa in The Mirror at Midnight (1990), the impact of Joseph Stalin’s ruthless regime in The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin (1994), or the crucial British abolition movement in Bury the Chains: Prophets, Slaves, and Rebels in the First Human Rights Crusade (2005)—Hochschild’s most recent study turns to the civil unrest of 1930s Spain. Through the accounts of several Americans involved in the Spanish Civil War, Hochschild explores the decision to fight, the repressive dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, and the powerful lure of Communism. In the video clip above, Hochschild names some of the many writers and artists who flocked to Spain. (No, Hemingway wasn’t alone!)
To watch his full conversation with Tazioli and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, April 29th.
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