Half the Way Home: A Memoir of Father and Son

Publication Year:
1986
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Repository URL:
https://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/dlpp_all/9
Author(s):
Hochschild, Adam
Publisher(s):
Viking
Tags:
Arts and Humanities; Creative Writing; History; Nonfiction
book description
From the author of the best-selling King Leopold's Ghost, this haunting and deeply honest memoir tells of Adam Hochschild's conflicted relationship with his father, the head of a multinational mining corporation. The author lyrically evokes his privileged childhood on an Adirondack estate, a colorful uncle who was a pioneer aviator and fighter ace, and his first explorations of the larger world he encountered as he came of age in the tumultuous 1960s. But above all this is a story of a father and his only son and of the unexpected peace finally made between them.