Abel Paz (–) was a Spanish anarchist and historian who fought in the Spanish Civil War and wrote multiple volumes on anarchist history, including a biography of Buenaventura Durruti, an influential anarchist during the war. The new, unabridged translation of the definitive biography of Spanish revolutionary and military strategist, Buenaventura Durruti. Abel Paz. Abel Paz. Durruti in the Spanish Revolution. Afterward by. José Luis Gutiérrez Molina. Translated to English by Chuck Morse.

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Viva Madrid Without Government. I guess the writing sort of expects the audience to be more or less familiar with the events and important characters already. 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 durrutu guerrilla warfare.

Antonov Ovssenko and Garcia Oliver. AK Press has commissioned an elegant, new and unabridged translation of the definitive biography durrutl Spanish revolutionary and military strategist, Buenaventura Durruti. Josh marked it as to-read Jan 12, Feb 17, Aidan Chamberlain rated it really liked it.

As an icon, Durruti kicks Che’s ass with hand tied and blinfolded, for his humanism, loyalty and deep comradeship and trust for his comrades, his fellow militiamen and his companera Emilliene and his daughter Colette. Overall, it is an excellent view of the the build up to the social revolution in Spain up to 19 July and following up to Durruti’s fatal gunshot wound on 19 November as well as the various intriguing and inconsistent information about how he died after he died 20 November Gunnar Paesbrugge rated it it was amazing Mar 03, If you want to shake yourself out of your middle-America bourgeois complacency, try this on for size.


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Ozan Durmaz rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Guinea Fernando Poo The Canaries. It really gives tri-dimentionality to durruti beyond a couple of catch-phrases and the “fearsome warrior” persona. Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. Pza ask other readers questions about Durrutiplease sign up. As well as a life of Durruti, this is also the story of able Spanish anarchist movement and its path to the revolution of Be the first to ask a question about Durruti in the Spanish Revolution.

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The Libertarian Confederation of Aragon. Inhe returned to Catalonia and attempted to restart the CNT.

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During the s he fought both in the French resistance to Hitler and the Spanish Anarchist resistance to Franco. What makes this particular book exceptional is due to the fact that Paz was a partisan durrutl the Libertarian Youth during the Spanish Revolution. It took me forever to read and I think it’s turned me off of anarchist non-fiction for a while. This committed, but still critical, study can only improve such debates. Militant Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War”.


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The depth was too much for me, and even though I was impressed by durruhi level of factual knowledge, I felt this book is not for me. International Review of Social History. Paz has not just looked through pamphlets and periodicals, he searched the Spanish anarchist diaspora for letters and personal recollections. In the Middle of a Storm Without a Compass. I blew through the first section of this book and found the avel half a tad bit laborious although this is a perhaps a testament to Paz’s superb historial analysis and research.

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