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Adam Hochschild: Lessons From a Dark Time
October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$12 - $15
KPFA Radio 94.1FM & St. John’s Presbyterian Church present
Lessons From a Dark Time
Hosted by Brian ‘Edwards-Tiekert
Wheelchair access. advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, East Bay Books, $15 door, KPFA benefit more info: kpfa.org/events
“This new book reveals Adam Hochschild’s journalism in all its glory. His facts are like jewels, luminous in their importance. As a reporter and historian, he turns the facts into stories so dynamic and vivid that I couldn’t put the book down. This is important work by a gifted writer at the top of his game.” -Elizabeth Farnsworth, author, filmmaker, formerly of PBS Newshour
In this lively collection, bestselling author Adam Hochschild has selected some two dozen essays and pieces of reporting from his long career. Threading through all of them is his concern for social justice and the people who have fought for it. The articles cover the world, from a California gun show to a Congolese center for rape victims to the ruins of gulag camps in the Soviet Arctic, from a stroll through construction sites with an ecologically pioneering architect in India to a day on the campaign trail with Nelson Mandela. Hochschild discusses also the writers he loves, from Mark Twain to John McPhee, about why so much history is written so badly, about what bookshelves tell us about their owners, and about the ringside seat he had for the shocking revelation in the 1960’s of the way the CIA had been secretly controlling dozens of supposedly independent organizations.
Adam Hochschild is the author of numerous books.
Brian Edwards-Tiekert is the founder and co-host of UpFront, the morning drive-time public affairs program on KPFA Radio.
$12 advance, $15 door.
Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.