Adam Hochschild to Speak at Wright State University

Adam Hochschild Tuesday, November 13, 2012
11:00 a.m.
165 Brehm Lab

The WSU Peace Lecture Committee and the departments of English and history are pleased to present author and journalist Adam Hochschild, winner of the 2012 nonfiction award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Hochschild will speak as part of the university’s Peace Talks series and be part of a discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 165 Brehm Lab from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

The Washington Post wrote that Hochschild was drawn to World War I by its terrible deadlock, the “astonishingly lethal” toll it took on the British ruling classes and the way it forever shattered the self-assured Europe of emperors waving from horse-drawn carriages.

“He chose, however, not to write a conventional narrative history of the war—which, after all, has been done before, and in some cases done very well—but to concentrate on the war as undergone by those in Britain who took diametrically opposing views of it,” the Post wrote.

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