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Monday, February 2
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room),
Sponsored by CCWS and the UCSB Department of History
|Warriors & Dissenters: The War Within the War of 1914-1918
Lecture by Adam Hochschild
As we mark the centenary of the First World War, this epochal event is usually remembered as a bloody conflict between rival alliances of nations. But from 1914 to 1918 there was another struggle: between those who regarded the war as a noble and necessary crusade and a brave minority who felt it was tragic madness and refused to fight. In an illustrated talk, the award-winning writer Adam Hochschild describes this battle between the Great War's staunchest advocates and its most ardent critics -- the latter of whom, in some cases, denounced the carnage from jail. Mr. Hochschild's talk touches on all the countries where this domestic battle took place but focuses on Britain, where it was most passionately fought. Following his presentation, the author will answer questions from the audience and then sign copies of his recent book on this topic, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918.Please join us for this important event!
Adam Hochschild is a highly acclaimed historian, essayist, and travel writer. His first book, Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son, was published in 1986. The New York Times called it "an extraordinarily moving portrait of the complexities and confusions of familial love . . . firmly grounded in the specifics of a particular time and place, conjuring them up with Proustian detail and affection." It was followed by The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey and The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin. His 1997 collection, Finding the Trapdoor: Essays, Portraits, Travels, won the PEN/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award for the Art of the Essay. King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa won a J. Anthony Lukas award in the United States and the Duff Cooper Prize in England. Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. His most recent book, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918, appeared in 2011. In addition to writing, Mr. Hochschild lectures on journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
1st Presbyterian Church 21 E. Constance Ave. Free Event
Sponsored by the UCSB History Associates and the CCWS
Co-Sponsored by the UCSB Affiliates and the UCSB Dept. of History
|The War to End All Wars - What Have We Learned:
A Special Centennial Event
On Armistice Day, a panel of UCSB faculty will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with a discussion of the impact of this war that, far from ending all wars, left millions dead and ushered in a new age of violent conflict. A panel led by Santa Barbara Independent columnist Barney Brantingham as moderator will include Prof. Jack Talbott on the chain of events that led to the war, Prof. John Lee on the thinking of the war planners, Prof. Mary Furner on the effects of the war in the U.S., and Prof. Steven Humphreys on the changed map of the Middle East. Light refreshments will be served.Please join us for this important event!