An conversation with Adam Hochschild, author of Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Noted historian Adam Hochschild’s latest book is a history of the Spanish Civil War, the precursor to World War II, from the perspective of Americans fighting that war. Narrowing it down to the stories of a handful of men and women who were combatants, journalists and witnesses, Hochschild brings this violent and vicious war down to a human level and in so doing, brings history alive.
The 45-minute discussion focuses on the research, and on some of the discoveries Hochschild made along the way, plus how the story of the Spanish Civil War might resonate today.
A shorter version of this interview airs on KPFA’s Bookwaves program.