Durruti in the Spanish Revolution (2020)

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution Abel Paz Chuck Morse Durruti in the Spanish Revolution Durruti was the ultimate working class hero carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket Abel Paz s magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism Mike Davis author
  • Title: Durruti in the Spanish Revolution
  • Author: Abel Paz Chuck Morse
  • ISBN: 9781904859505
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
Durruti in the Spanish Revolution Abel Paz Chuck Morse Durruti was the ultimate working class hero carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket Abel Paz s magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism Mike Davis, author of Planet of SlumsAK Press has commissioned an elegant, new and unabridged translation of the definitive biography of Spanish revolutionary and military strategist, Buena Durruti was the ultimate working class hero carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket Abel Paz s magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism Mike Davis, author of Planet of SlumsAK 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 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 An amazing and exhaustive study of an incredible man and his life long fight against fascism in both its capitalist and Stalinist forms.Includes Jose Luis Gutierres Molina s introduction about Abel Paz s life and the historiography of the Spanish Civil War.Abel Paz was born in 1921 At 15, he joined the Durruti Column and fought in the Spanish Revolution After the revolution s defeat, he was active as a guerilla fighter against the Franco regime and spent eleven years in prison He lives in Barcelona, Spain.Chuck Morse founded the Institute for Anarchist Studies, co edited Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, and founded and edited The New Formulation An Anti Authoritarian Review of Books He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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  1. Lee

    This is an especially sympathetic biography on Buenaventura Durruti Overall, it is an excellent view of the the build up to the social revolution in Spain up to 19 July 1936 and following up to Durruti s fatal gunshot wound on 19 November 1936 as well as the various intriguing and inconsistent information about how he died after he died 20 November 1936 What makes this particular book exceptional is due to the fact that Paz was a partisan in the Libertarian Youth during the Spanish Revolution On [...]

  2. Pedro Kapila

    I bought this book on the AK Press holiday sale A U 30 value for U 5 and what a good idea it was Well written, with surprisingly few typos and in depth chronicling of durruti s life before and during the revolution It really gives tri dimentionality to durruti beyond a couple of catch phrases and the fearsome warrior persona 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 c [...]

  3. Lucas

    The best analysis and explanation of the Spanish Revolution up until Durruti s death that I have read Abel Paz not only explains Durruti s role in the war but his life prior to it and excellently paints a picture of the atmosphere that lead to the outbreak of the Civil war The book is as much about the anarchist movement and the CNT as it is about Durruti and brings us in depth on not only an incredible mans life but also clarifies the politics of the day.

  4. Tyler Anderson

    Definitely told from an admiring point of view, but I still felt that this biography of Durruti was extensively researched and highly informative The Spanish Civil War and the years running up to it are extremely complex and confusing periods, knee deep in competing faction and ideologies Paz s book unwinds a lot of threads and allows the reader to get a grip on major players and events, in a way that many other books don t manage to do, often tending to lump anyone and everyone into simply Fasc [...]

  5. Anthony

    I blew through the first section of this book and found the middle half a tad bit laborious although this is a perhaps a testament to Paz s superb historial analysis and research The final sections surrounding the controversies of Durruti s death are especially of interest to students of history Paz considers 4 different outcomes and possibilities and pieces them together with memoirs, interviews, documents etc Paz, himself an anarchist who fought against Franco well after the Spanish Civil War [...]

  6. Craig Plunkito

    With anarchist libertarian communist intellectual circles today ready and willing than ever to collaborate with socialist parties such as Podemos, Syriza et al, the best parts of this book were the chapters on the class terror of the highly romanticised Second Republic This book very nonchalantly makes this sort of historical revisionism completely untenable It s a kind of living miracle that this books exists at all, given the difficulty of finding out the things that needed to be found out to [...]

  7. Trey

    This book is remarkably difficult to follow So much stuff is piled together that the writing feels kind of rushed I m lost a lot Some of it might be a translation issue the book was written in Spanish , but take names for example Characters are referred to by either their given names or their surnames but which name is used will change several times and with no rhyme or reason I guess the writing sort of expects the audience to be or less familiar with the events and important characters alread [...]

  8. Kit Condill

    Dude, this book rocks If you want to shake yourself out of your middle America bourgeois complacency, try this on for size.

  9. Trey

    This book is remarkably difficult to follow So much stuff is piled together that the writing feels kind of rushed I m lost a lot Some of it might be a translation issue the book was written in Spanish , but take names for example Characters are referred to by either their given names or their surnames but which name is used will change several times and with no rhyme or reason I guess the writing sort of expects the audience to be or less familiar with the events and important characters alread [...]

  10. Kiril

    I wanted to give this book a higher rating, because after reading it I m still very much fascinated by anarchism, and very much fascinated by Buenaventura Durruti My difficulty is in the style of the book, which goes into great depths about Spanish events or persons The depth was too much for me, and even though I was impressed by the level of factual knowledge, I felt this book is not for me It was directed at advanced readers, maybe historians There are large sections of the book as well whic [...]

  11. C.M. Crockford

    Took me literally years to read off and on, but absolutely worth a read for amateur historians Durruti is a fascinating, brilliant character lots of righteous potshots taken at Communists and Republicans as well, the bougie bastards Happy International Workers Day, how fitting.

  12. Hunter

    You have to want to read this book Or maybe want to finish it It s long and super detailed, and because it s about such a complicated and contentious time period the amount of information can be overwhelming But the life of Durruti was pretty amazing, and it s all in here.

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