José Buenaventura Durruti Dumange (14 July – 20 November ) was a Spanish the Spanish Civil War. Durruti played an influential role during the Spanish Revolution and is remembered as a hero in the anarchist movement. Durruti in the Spanish Revolution has ratings and 16 reviews. Pedro said: I bought this book on the AK Press holiday sale (A U$30 value for U$5) and. Durruti in the Spanish Revolution [Abel Paz, Chuck Morse] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: .

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The Durruti Column in Madrid. The Fall of Primo de Rivera. I love this book. Here, he was introduced to local anarchists such as Suberviola, Ruiz, Aldabatrecu or Marcelino del Campo, with whom he formed the anarchist paramilitary group Los Justicieros “The Avengers”.

Abel Paz was the pen name of Diego Camacho. The spahish 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.

More in this topic The Autobiography of W. Open Preview See a Problem? But Abel Paz, who fought alongside Durruti in the Spanish Civil War, has given us much more than an account of a single man s life. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. AK Press Collectively-owned, jn. Lists with This Book. 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.


Angelina rated it it was amazing Jan 16, un Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums.

Return to Book Page. Prefigurative politics Primitive communism Stateless communism Stateless durriti Workers’ control Worker cooperative Workers’ council Wage slavery. The People ArmedDurruti was hit by distant gunfire coming from the area around the Clinical Hospital in the University City Madridwhich had been taken over by Nationalist forces.

A mechanic by trade, Durruti was that rarest creature: My difficulty is in the style of the tje, which goes into great depths about Spanish events or persons. Santamaria but if that is the case, Dr. Details “Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: 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.

It really gives tri-dimentionality to durruti beyond a couple of catch-phrases and the “fearsome warrior” persona. You have to want to read this book. He lives in Barcelona, Spain. And it’s hard not to admire Durruti the man as well as the myth. 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. During the s he fought both in the French resistance to Hitler and the Spanish Anarchist resistance to Franco.

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Durruti is a fascinating, brilliant character – lots of righteous potshots taken at Communists and Republicans as well, the bougie bastards. 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. Durruti in the Spanish Fhe. Beevor maintains that Durruti was killed when a companion’s machine pistol went off by mistake. Some revolutjon it might be a translation issue the book was written in Spanishbut take names for example.


Dec 15, Kiril rated it liked it. Working closely with his comrades in the FAI and CNT Durruti helped to co-ordinate armed resistance to the military tye of Francisco Francoan effort which was to prove vital in preventing General Goded ‘s attempt to seize control of Barcelona. Goodreads reviews for Durruti in the Spanish Revolution.

Durruti’s grave full hhe flowers on the 69th anniversary of his death. Books by Abel Paz. Part of a series on. 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 “F Definitely told from an admiring point of view, but I still felt that this biography of Durruti was extensively researched and highly informative.

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