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The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Author: Helen Graham

nullAmid the many catastrophes of the twentieth century, the Spanish Civil War continues to exert a particular fascination among history buffs and the lay-reader alike. This Very Short Introduction integrates the political, social and cultural history of the Spanish Civil War. It sets out the domestic and international context of the war for a general readership. In addition to tracing the course of war, the book locates the war's origins in the cumulative social and cultural anxieties provoked by a process of rapid, uneven and accelerating modernism taking place all over Europe. This shared context is key to the continued sense of the war's importance. The book also examines the myriad of political polemics to which the war has given rise, as well as all of the latest historical debates. It assesses the impact of the war on Spain's transition to democracy and on the country's contemporary political culture.

 

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The Front Lines of Social Change

Author: Richard Bermack

Documents a history of social activism that began when three-thousand Americans joined the fight against Franco's fascists in the 30's, only to be labeled communists upon their return. Includes oral histories.

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The Good Fight Continues: World War II Letters from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

Author: Peter N. Carroll, Michael Nash, and Melvin Small

The Good Fight Continues: World War II Letters from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

Written with passion and intelligence, the letters of the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in World War II express the raw idealism of anti-fascist soldiers who experienced the war in boot camps, cockpits, and foxholes, but never lost sight of the great global issues at stake. When the United States entered World War II on December 7, 1941, only one group of American soldiers had already confronted the fascist enemy on the battlefield: the U.S. veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, a volunteer army of about 2,800 men and women who had enlisted to defend the Spanish Republic from military rebels during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

The 154 letters in this volume, selected from thousands held in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives at NYU's Tamiment Library, provide a new and unique perspective on aspects of World War II.

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The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War

Author: Peter N. Carroll

The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War

A collective biography of the Americans who volunteered to fight in the Spanish civil war that provides the first comprehensive, objective, and deeply researched account of the brigade's experience in Spain and what happened to the survivors when they returned to the United States.

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Comrades: Tales of a Brigadista in the Spanish Civil War

Author: Harry Fisher

Comrades: Tales of a Brigadista in the Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War served as an ideological and physical battleground for visionary Americans wishing to combat the spread of fascism. Harry Fisher was one such idealist who became a solider in the famed Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the American contingent of international volunteers dedicated to defeating Franco's forces.

Fisher was one of the earliest American volunteers and one of the few to participate in all the major battles. Under a barrage of shells, bombs, and bullets for eighteen months, he lost his illusions about war's efficacy in solving political issues. To this day a despondence often overwhelms him when he recalls a family photograph he found jutting from the pocket of a slain fascist soldier. His involvement taught him that up close, the dead, whether fascist soldiers or his own fallen comrades, looked alike.

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War Is Beautiful: An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War

Author: James Neugass, Peter N. Carroll, Peter Glazer

War Is Beautiful: An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War

In 1937, James Neugass, a poet and novelist praised in the New York Times, joined 2,800 other passionate young Americans who traveled to Spain as part of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade—an unlikely mix of artists, journalists, industrial workers, and intellectuals united in their desire to combat European fascism.

Although rumors persisted over the years that Neugass had written a memoir, the manuscript of War Is Beautiful, a nuanced and deeply poetic chronicle of his service as an ambulance driver, did not come to light for sixty years, until a bookseller discovered it among papers in a New England house once occupied by the radical critic and editor Max Eastman. The memoir combines fast-paced accounts of darting onto battlefields to pick up the wounded with elegiac renderings of days spent "on alert" in an ever-changing series of sharply observed Spanish towns, enduring that most difficult of wartime activities: waiting.

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Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Author: Abel Paz

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

AK Press has commissioned an elegant, new and unabridged translation of the definitive biography of Spanish revolutionary and military strategist, Buenaventura Durruti. But Abel Paz, who fought alongside Durruti in the Spanish Civil War, has given us much more than an account of a single man's life.  Durruti in the Spanish Revolution is as much a biography of a nation and of a tumultuous historical era. Paz seamlessly weaves intimate biographical details of Durruti's life-his progression from factory worker and father to bank robber, political exile and, eventually, revolutionary leader-with extensive historical background, behind-the-scenes governmental intrigue, and blow-by-blow accounts of major battles and urban guerrilla warfare.

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Madrid 1937: Letters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade from the Spanish Civil War

Author: Cary Nelson

Madrid 1937: Letters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade from the Spanish Civil War

Here are the actual letters that Abraham Lincoln Brigade members wrote home from 1936 to 1939. Here are accounts of their combat experiences, the love letters they wrote under fire, tales of the friendships they formed among themselves and with their Spanish comrades, and their reports of history's first saturation bombing of civilian targets in Madrid and Barcelona. It was the eve of World War II, and these men and women saw clearly the danger the world was facing. Now, both those who died and those who lived tell us their stories for the first time.

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The Spanish Civil War

Author: Andy Durgan

The Spanish Civil War

Here is a clear introductory overview and critical evaluation of the debates and recent published research on the origins, outbreak, course and implications of the Spanish Civil War. Andy Durgan covers the causes of the war, the course of the conflict itself, the impact of foreign powers and the internationalism of the conflict, the socio-political situation in the opposing zones, the reasons for Republican failure and Nationalist success and the nature of the emerging Franco regime.

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The Routes to Exile: France and the Spanish Civil War Refugees, 1939 2009 (Studies in Modern French History) by Scott Soo

Author: Scott Soo

The Routes to Exile: France and the Spanish Civil War Refugees, 1939 2009 (Studies in Modern French History) by Scott Soo

As they trudged over the Pyrenees, the Spanish republicans became one of the most iconoclastic groups of refugees to have sought refuge in twentieth-century France. This book explores the array of opportunities, constraints, choices and motivations that characterised their lives. Using a wide range of empirical material, it presents a compelling case for rethinking exile in relation to refugees' lived experiences and memory activities. The major historical events of the period are covered: the development of refugees' rights and the 'concentration' camps of the Third Republic, the para-military labour formations of the Second World War, the dynamics shaping resistance activities, and the role of memory in the campaign to return to Spain. This study additionally analyses how these experiences have shaped homes and France's memorial landscape thereby offering an unparalleled exploration of the long-term effects of exile from the mass exodus of 1939 through to the seventieth-anniversary commemorations in 2009.

 

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