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The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, American volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War, are legendary heroes in the fight against fascism. ADAM HOCHSCHILD tells their story in his new book Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39. Adam is an award-winning author and one of the founders of Mother Jones magazine.
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“Everything Connects: Building Blocks of Daily Life”
my panel this year at the LA Times Festival of Books at USC, Hancock Foundation auditorium, 1:30pm; featuring
–Jonathan Waldman, “Rust: The Longest War”;
–Edward Humes, “Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation”;
–Brian Fagan, “The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History.”
The panic began in 1692, when a minister’s daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged. I’ll be in conversation with the Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Véra, about the wild story of the Salem Witch Trials. Her new book is The Witches.