SPANISH DIARY A Swiss ‘miliciano’s’ war diary of the Aragon Front and Barcelona’s ‘May Days’ by Edi Gmür. Translated by Paul Sharkey (Kindle and Kobo editions)

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Aug 032015
 

War DiarySPANISH DIARY A Swiss ‘miliciano’s’ war diary of the Aragon Front and Barcelona’s ‘May Days’ by EDI GMÜR (with commentary by Marianne Enckell of the Centre International de Recherches sur l’Anarchisme, CIRA. Translated from the French by Paul Sharkey — Kindle and Kobo editions)
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Barcelona, July 1937: Waldemar Krafft, Zita Gmür-Schulz, Edi Gmür

fernandIn December 1936 Swiss greengrocer and communist sympathizer Edi Gmür and three friends left Zurich for Spain in a rented car. In Barcelona they joined the “German centurie” of the Deutsche Anarcho -Syndikalisten Gruppe (Die Gruppe DAS) of the International Group of the Durruti Column, thereby escaping incorporation into the Comintern-controlled International Brigades. Gmür was one of 800 Swiss volunteers who fought in Spain in the libertarian militia columns or the International Brigades. This is his war diary of the period from December 1936 until the sabotaged Spanish Revolution finally collapsed in August 1937.

REVOLUTION AND COUNTERREVOLUTION IN CATALONIA Carlos Semprún Maura (Kindle and Kobo editions — £3.30/$5.00/€4.46)

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May 082015
 

RevCounterRevCatCoverRevolution and Counterrevolution in Catalonia by Carlos Semprún Maura. (Kindle and Kobo editions)— Look Inside
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First published in France in 1974 (while still describing himself a ‘leftist’), a “critical analysis of the bureaucratization of the CNT, with regard to both the political as well as the economic terrain”, bureaucratization which the author claims was “total and complete”, with discussions of certain historical turning points and watershed moments (e.g., the militarisation of the militias, the May Events and the overthrow of the Council of Aragon), and extensive passages quoted from eyewitness accounts (e.g., Marcel Ollivier’s Les journées sanglantes de Barcelone), newspaper articles and official documents that have not previously appeared in English translation.

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Apr 262015
 

CollectivesSpRevbCOLLECTIVES IN THE SPANISH REVOLUTION by Gaston Leval. Translated by Vernon RichardsLook Inside
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This is not yet another book about the Civil War, and its author is not yet another academic jumping on the Spanish band wagon. The book is about what Burnett Bolloten in the opening paragraph of his remarkable book (‘The Spanish Civil War. Revolution and Counterrevolution’) calls “a far reaching social revolution more profound in some respects than the Bolshevik revolution in its early stages”.

This book can only deal with a few of the collectives that were established in Spain during the struggle against Franco, for, as the author points out, there were 400 agricultural collectives in Aragon, 900 in the Levante and 300 in Castile. In addition, the whole of industry in Catalonia, and 70 per cent in the Levante was collectivised.

In a world where relations in industry between management and worker, and in the public services between workers and government, become daily more strained, not simply over money but over the growing demand by more and more workers to be responsible for and in control of the organisation of the work they do, surely the Spanish experiment of 1936 is of more than academic interest. Such experiments are never exactly repeated, not even in a Spain which has been freed from the military dictatorship. They don’t have to be. Their importance for us now is in showing what ordinary people, land- and industrial workers, technicians, and professionals of goodwill, can do when the State machine collapses even for a brief moment and the people are left to their own devices. The result is not chaos but cooperation, the discovery that for most of us life is richer and happier when we practise mutual aid than when we engage in the power and status struggle which invariably leads to permanent bitterness for the many and a doubtful “happiness” for the few.

COLLECTIVE DREAMS/ SUEÑOS COLECTIVOS

and LIVING UTOPIA / VIVIR LA UTOPIA

BRITONS IN SPAIN The History of The British Battalion of the XVth International Brigade by William Rust (Kindle and Kobo editions)

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Apr 242015
 

BritonsinSpainCoverBRITONS IN SPAIN The History of The British Battalion of the XVth International Brigade by William Rust*Look Inside
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William Charles Rust (24 April 1903 – 3 February 1949), a London journalist and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, was the first editor of the Daily Worker, a party organiser in Lancashire, and the Daily Worker correspondent with the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War. On his return to the UK he resumed as DW editor until his death in 1949. To help put the Comintern’s (Communist [3rd] International established by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1919) role into context we recommend the following title, also available as an eBook: The International Brigades and the Comintern in the Spanish Civil War by Stuart Christie

NB: For some unknown reason Kindle have refused to make BRITONS IN SPAIN available in Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil or Mexico… But the Kobo edition is available in all countries

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A Spanish Company in the Battle for France and Germany (1944-45) Raymond Dronne (Kindle and Kobo ebooks). Translated by Paul Sharkey

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Apr 132015
 

DronneCoversmallA Spanish Company in the Battle for France and Germany (1944-45) by Raymond Dronne (Translated by Paul Sharkey) NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE — £1.97 /2.47. Check out all KINDLE Christiebooks titles HERE  UK : £1.97 ; USA : $3.30France :  €2.47 ; Spain:  €2.47 ; Italy :  €2.47 ; Germany: €2.47 ; Holland: 2.47 ; Japan : ¥ 349Canada: CDN$ 3.39 ; Brazil : R$7.80 ; Mexico: $40.60 ; Australia : $3.43 ; India : R185— ALSO NOW AVAILABLE ON KOBO UK, etc.: £1.75 Check out all ChristieBooks titles on Kobo HERE

Captain Raymond Dronne‘s memoir of the regular army unit he commanded from the summer of 1943 to the spring of 1945, No. 9 Company of the Chad March Regiment, also known as ‘La Nueve‘, a company made up almost entirely of Spanish veterans of the civil war and social revolution of 1936-1939 — anarchists, socialists, republicans. It was Dronne’s column that was ordered by General Leclerc to liberate Paris, which it did — flying the Spanish Republican flag from their Sherman tanks and half- tracks — on 24 August 1944. Of the 146 men of ‘La Nueve’ who landed in Normandy, only 16 survived to be the first to enter Hitler’s Berchtesgaden Eagle’s Nest.

ENTRE EL SOL Y LA TORMENTA. Revolución, Guerra y Exilio de una Mujer Libre Sara Berenguer

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Feb 262015
 
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Sara Berenguer Lahosa (Barcelona 1919 — Montady, France, 2010)

ENTRE EL SOL Y LA TORMENTA. Revolución, Guerra y Exilio de una Mujer Libre, Sara Berenguer Lahosa. NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE — £2.92 . LOOK INSIDE Check out all Christiebooks titles HERE UK : £2.92 ; USA : $4.50 FRANCE :  €3.95 ; SPAIN  €3.95 ; ITALY:  €3.95 ; GERMANY : €3.95NETHERLANDS : €3.95JAPAN : ¥ 536CANADA : CDN$ 5.64 ; BRAZIL : R$ 12.91 ; MEXICO: $67.64 ; AUSTRALIA : $5.74 ; INDIA : R280

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El testimonio de una vida consagrada a pelear por la libertad, entre el sol y la tormenta es, a la vez, un documento excepcional que nos permite conocer mejor uno de los episodios más extraordinarios de la guerra civil española: la lucha de las mujeres libertarias. En aquellos momentos decisivos de la historia europea, estas mujeres salieron a la calle junto a sus compañeros para defender la República y la revolución social. Acabada la guerra, muchas de ellas continuaron trabajando por sus ideas en el exilio.

Sara Berenguer Lahosa nació en 1919, en la barcelonesa barriada de Poble Sec. Hija de obreros, cuando estalla la guerra civil, ocupará diversos cargos: comité revolucionario (CNT-FAI) del barrio de Les Corts y Comité Regional de Catalunya de las industrias de la edificación, madera y decoración (CNT-AIT). Actividades que alternó con su colaboración de maestra en el Ateneo Cultural de Les Corts y en las Juventudes Libertarias.

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EL SINDICALISMO ESPAÑOL ANTES DE LA GUERRA CIVIL. Los Hijos del Trabajo por Ricardo Sanz (Kindle/Kobo editions)

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Jan 312015
 

SanzCoverEL SINDICALISMO ESPAÑOL ANTES DE LA GUERRA CIVIL. Los Hijos Del Trabajo por RICARDO SANZ. NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE — £2.67 Check out all Christiebooks titles HERE UK : £2.67 ; USA : $4.00 FRANCE :  €3.57 ; SPAIN  €3.57 ; ITALY:  €3.57 ; GERMANY : €3.57NETHERLANDS : €3.57JAPAN : ¥ 471CANADA : CDN$ 4.97 ; BRAZIL : R$ 10.32 ; MEXICO: $58.63 ; AUSTRALIA : $5.06 ; INDIA : R246

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SANZ GARCÍA, Ricardo: Canals (Valencia), 5-11-1898 / Toulouse (Francia), 25-10-1986. Hijo de obreros agrícolas, desde muy joven trabajó en una fábrica de harinas hasta su marcha a Barcelona (1916), donde ingresa en CNT, sección tintoreros del textil (su oficio por entonces), y amiga con el luego asesinado Sabater — el Tero. A partir de 1920 su activismo se acelera: conoce a Ascaso, mitinea por la comarca barcelonesa, participa en las actividades de Los Solidarios e ingresa en la cárcel (1920) durante cerca de dos años. Apenas liberado, se traslada a Zaragoza (juicio contra Torres Escartín por el caso Soldevila) y seguidamente a Francia por Barcelona para evitar nueva detención (en 1924, caídos Suberviola y Campo, es el eje del comité revolucionario en Barcelona). En París permanece poco tiempo porque no le gustó el ambiente del destierro y porque se le encargó comprar mil fusiles en Eibar-Guernica, cruza la frontera por Vera y se le detiene en San Sebastián (dos años de prisión en Madrid, donde conoce a Bajatierra, Romero, Inestal y otros). Liberado, vive en Barcelona, trabaja en la construcción (presidente del Sindicato del ramo en 1930-1931) y sufre frecuentes encierros.
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MUJERES DE TEMPLE (Women of Mettle) por Sara Berenguer Kindle and Kobo editions (in Spanish)

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Dec 172014
 

Mujeres de templesmallMUJERES DE TEMPLE por SARA BERENGUER. NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE — £2.63  Check out all Christiebooks titles HERE UK : £2.63 ; USA : $4.00 FRANCE :  €3.31 ; SPAIN  €3.31 ; ITALY:  €3.31 ; GERMANY : €3.31 NETHERLANDS : 3.31JAPAN : ¥ 475CANADA : CDN$ 4.63 ; BRAZIL : R$ 10.62 ; MEXICO: $59.05 ; AUSTRALIA : $4.85 ; INDIA : R249

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MUJERES DE TEMPLE: MARÍA BRUGLIERA PÉREZ; PURA PÉREZ BENAVENT (Pura Arcos); JULIA HERMOSILLA SAGREDO (Julia Aransáez); GIOVANNA CALEFFI (Giovanna Berneri); PEPITA NOT; JOAQUINA DORADO PITA; GABRIELA LAHUERTA GIMÉNEZ (Gabriela Aspas); JEANNE RIGAUDIN (Jeanne Humbert); MARÍA LOZANO MOLINA (María Mombiola); FRANCINA RIBAS XIQUES (Francina Campos); CONXA PÉREZ COLLADÓ; MOLLIE STEIMER; ROSA FOGUET DOLL (Rosa Sans); LUISA PUJADAS (Luisa Padrós); JUANA ROUCO BUELA; SIMONE WEIL; MARY LAPORTE (Mary Paniagua y la familia Ródenas); JULIA VERDUCH QUILES (Julia Martí); VIRGINIA MURRIA IBÁÑEZ (Virginia Aparici); LIGIA DE OLIVEIRA (Lígia Augusta Vaz de Oliveira e Sousa); ANA MARIA CRUZADO SANCHEZ (Ana María Zapata); MARÍA MALLA FABREGAS (María Rosell); MAY PIQUERAY; ROSITA PAGO MATA MOROS (Rosita Ferré); GRETE ZAHRASTNIK (Margarita); ÁGUEDA BERTOLÍN CLEMENTE.
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A TRAVÉS DE LA METRALLA Escenas Vividas en Los Frentes y en La Retaguardia por ARMAND GUERRA (en español – edición Kindle — £2.53/€3.21)

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Sep 282014
 

AtravesllaMetrallaA TRAVÉS DE LA METRALLA. Escenas Vividas en Los Frentes y en La Retaguardia por ARMAND GUERRA. NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE — £2.53 READ INSIDE  Check out all Christiebooks titles HERE UK : £2.53 ; USA : $4.00 France :  €3.21 ; Spain:  €3.21 ; Italy :  €3.21 ; Germany : €3.21 Japan : ¥ 436Canada : CDN$ 4.39 ; Brazil : R$ 9.47 ; Mexico: $52.84 ; Australia : $4.48 ; India : R243

Las memorias personales de un cineaste anarquista de la guerra civil entre 18 de Julio y Deciembre 1936. ESTÍVALIS CABO, José María: Más conocido como Armand Guerra. A veces citado como Estívalis Calvo y Gerard Guerra. Liria (Valencia), 4-1-1886 / París (Francia), 10-3-1939. Hijo de campesinos educado en la religión, fue monaguillo y seminarista hasta su total ruptura con la divinidad para dedicarse a la imprenta (desde los trece años) y al teatro y más tarde al cine en el que destacará en todas sus facetas (director, guionista, actor, etc.). Su pertenencia al movimiento anarquista es antigua. Preso en 1907 a consecuencia de una huelga de tipógrafos, es posible que anduviera un tiempo por las Antillas antes de recalar con un hermano en París (1908).

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NOSOTROS, LOS ASESINOS Memorias de la Guerra Civil Española 1936-39 Eduardo de Guzmán (en español – edición Kindle — £2.53/€3.18)

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Sep 192014
 

AsesinosNOSOTROS, LOS ASESINOS (Memorias de la Guerra Civil Española 1936-39). por Eduardo de Guzmán. NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE — £2.53 READ INSIDE  Check out all Christiebooks titles HERE

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Nacido en Villada (Palencia) en 1909 pero residente en Madrid hace medio siglo, Eduardo de Guzmán inicía muy joven sus actividades profesionales trabajando en diversos periódicos. En 1930 es nombrado redactor jefe del diario madrileño «La Tierra», cargo que desempeña durante cinco años. En 1935 pasa a «La Libertad» como editorialista y redactor político. En febrero de 1937 se le designa director del periódico matutino «Castilla Libre», órgano de la C.N T en la capital de España.

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