Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

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Mariner Books
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5.9 X 8.9 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

ADAM HOCHSCHILD is the author of eleven books. King Leopold's Ghost was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was To End All Wars. His Bury the Chains was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN USA Literary Award. He lives in Berkeley, California.


"Bury the Chains is a thrilling, substantive, and oftentimes raw work of narrative history."
--Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "Fresh Air"

"Hochschild has crafted a powerfully inspiring tale . . . A chronicle of a rare and radiant victory."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A brilliantly told tale, at once horrifying and pleasurable to read."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Bury the Chains is a vital testament to difficult hope."
--Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"A superb account . . . a witty, wonderfully readable narrative. Grade: A."
--Entertainment Weekly

"A moral text with the dramatic power of a great epic novel."
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"There are few books that that could serve as a required and much-loved text for a high school history class and also a compelling Sunday afternoon read for anyone. This is one of those books."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"Bury the Chains is by far the most readable and rounded account we have of British anti-slavery."
--Los Angeles Times

"One quickly runs out of superlatives when praising this book."
--Christian Science Monitor

"Terrifically readable . . . inspiring."
--San Jose Mercury News

"Hochschild has a knack for vivid portraits, and an eye for arresting detail."
--Boston Globe