Friday, October 28th


Adam Hochschild talks about his latest book: American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis

Please join historian and Berkeley Journalism lecturer Adam Hochschild talk about his latest book, “American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis” on Friday October 28th at 4:30 PM at the Logan Media Center in North Gate Hall.

Space is limited, please RSVP.

Described by The New York Times as a “masterful, sweeping look at the years between World War I and the Roaring Twenties,” Hochschild presents a groundbreaking reassessment of the overlooked but startlingly resonant period between World War I and the Roaring Twenties, when the foundations of American democracy were threatened by war, pandemic, and violence fueled by battles over race, immigration, and the rights of labor. Publishers’ Weekly calls American Midnight a timely reminder of the ‘vigilant respect for civil rights and Constitutional safeguards’ needed to protect democracy and forestall authoritarianism.”

National Bestseller • New York Times Editor’s Choice • Selected as one of the most anticipated books of Fall 2022 by the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune

About Adam Hochschild
Adam Hochschild has taught for three decades at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His previous ten books include “King Leopold’s Ghost”, and The New York Times bestsellers “Spain in Our Hearts” and “To End All Wars”. Most of his writing deals with issues of human rights or social justice. He has been a finalist for the National Book Award and for the National Book Critics Circle Award and has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has written for the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books and other publications.



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Please note: Masks are strongly encouraged while in North Gate Hall. We have individuals in our community who are immunocompromised (or who live with people who are) and we want to be as inclusive as possible to everyone studying/working/visiting campus.


This is a FREE event.
Tax-deductible donations from the J-School community help make this possible.

No tickets required


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