Recalling the Good Fight: An Autobiography of the Spanish Civil War

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
July 1986 marks the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, in which thousands of volunteers from 25 countries fought in Spain to defend the Republican government against fascist insurgents led by Franco. Among the volunteers was the author, then a 22-year-old trade unionist from New Jersey. Tisa entered Spain in 1937, and remained there, a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, until 1939. During that time he kept a diary to contribute to the Republican forces' program of tactical documentation and analysis. In addition to serving as a soldier, Tisa edited the frontline newspaper, Brigade Historian, and worked as propagandist for the Political Commissariat of International Brigades. He has assembled this memorial to a heroic, disillusioning struggle from his diaries and from documents of the Republic, letters and other papers entrusted to him by his comrades. Photos not seen by PW. November
Library Journal
Tisa was one of more than 3000 American volunteers who fought on the side of the Republic in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). He describes the training, or lack of it, of new recruits and recalls his experiences in battle and as a historian and editor attached to the International Brigades' headquarters. This well-written book nicely integrates Tisa's diary entries into the text and provides a vivid picture of one person's experiences. Many personal narratives have been published, mostly in the years just after the war, but this is a welcome addition because of its lucid and lively narrative. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Kathleen Farago, Lakewood P.L., Ohio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897890793
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/1985
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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