When the Spanish Civil War broke out, more than 35,000 volunteers from dozens of countries arrived to help defend the Spanish Republic. But what motivates someone to fight for a country that isn’t their own? This book explores this question and the ways that journalism and correspondence shaped the conflict.
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About the Author
Adam Hochschild is an American writer, historian, and professor. His work has appeared in outlets including The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and the New York Review of Books, and he is a former commentator for NPR. He received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012.
Hometown:San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:October 5, 1942
Place of Birth:New York, New York
Education:A.B., Harvard College, 1963