"Durruti used to be the last word working-class hero: sporting the long run in his center and a gun in every one pocket. Abel Paz's marvelous biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism.”—Mike Davis, writer of Planet of Slums
AK Press has commissioned a sublime, new and unabridged translation of the definitive biography of Spanish innovative and army strategist, Buenaventura Durruti. yet Abel Paz, who fought along Durruti within the Spanish Civil warfare, has given us even more than an account of a unmarried man’s lifestyles. Durruti within the Spanish Revolution is as a lot a biography of a country and of a tumultuous historic period. Paz seamlessly weaves intimate biographical info of Durruti’s life—his development from manufacturing unit employee and father to financial institution robber, political exile and, ultimately, progressive leader—with wide ancient heritage, behind-the-scenes governmental intrigue, and blow-by-blow debts of significant battles and concrete guerrilla conflict. an awesome and exhaustive examine of a massive guy and his life-long struggle opposed to fascism in either its capitalist and Stalinist forms.
Includes Jose Luis Gutierres Molina’s creation approximately Abel Paz’s lifestyles and the historiography of the Spanish Civil War.
Abel Paz used to be born in 1921. At 15, he joined the Durruti Column and fought within the Spanish Revolution. After the revolution's defeat, he used to be energetic as a guerilla fighter opposed to the Franco regime and spent 11 years in felony. He lives in Barcelona, Spain.
Chuck Morse based the Institute for Anarchist reports, co-edited Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, and based and edited The New formula: An Anti-Authoritarian assessment of Books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.