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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Paz’s book unwinds a lot of threads and allows the reader to get a grip on major revolutiln and events, in a way that many other books don’t manage to do, often tending to lump anyone and everyone into simply “Fascist” or “Republican” camps.

May 01, C. Durruti in the Spanish Revolution. I’m lost a lot. Return to Book Page. Paperbackpages. Shortly after Buenasca, the then president of the recently formed anarchist controlled Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo CNTpersuaded Durruti to go to Barcelona to organise the workers there where the anarchist movement, as well as the syndicalists, was being brutally suppressed and most of its members jailed or executed.

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Anarchism portal Communism portal Socialism portal Politics portal. Reaching the door of the machine, Durruti collapsed, a bullet through his chest. The People ArmedDurruti was hit by distant gunfire coming from the area around the Clinical Hospital in the University City Madridwhich had revoluttion taken over by Nationalist forces. Durruti in the Spanish Revolution.

An amazing and exhaustive study of an incredible man and his life-long fight against fascism in both its capitalist and Stalinist forms. I believe that it is also a handy bit of information in understanding the eventual rise of fascism leading up to World War 2 because the fascists pretty much got their warm up in this conflict. The DurrutiGarcia Oliver Offensive.


After spanidh revolution’s defeat, he was active as a guerilla fighter against the Franco regime and spent eleven years in prison. Prisoner in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Viva Macia Death to Cambo.

Abel Paz spabish born in Open Preview See a Problem? From Electoral Strike to Insurrection. Los Errantes in Buenos Aires in This book is remarkably difficult to follow. At the age of fifteen, he joined the Durruti Column and fought in the Spanish Revolution.

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution by Abel Paz

I translated this book. Stalins Shadow Over Spain. He currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. An Anti-Authoritarian Review of Books.

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Between the Cross and the Hammer. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history.

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One of the best things about this biography also is that it doesn’t paint Durruti as some spanishh of super leader but shows him as one of many of the heroic partisans during this time. They subsequently travelled widely, visiting Cuba and carrying out bank robberies in Chile and Argentina.

Philosophies and tendencies Anarchist tendencies Anarcho-communism Anarcho-pacifism Anarcho-syndicalism Christian anarchism Collectivist anarchism Egoist anarchism Individualist anarchism Insurrectionary anarchism Left-wing market anarchism Magonism Makhnovism Mutualism Participism Platformism Synthesis anarchism.

Alex Rue rated it it was amazing Nov 07, The Toronto Daily Star. 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. Guerrillas in Latin America. Retrieved from ” https: If you want to shake yourself out of your middle-America bourgeois complacency, try this on for size. The rain of bullets became stronger. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


He was the author of numerous works on anarchist history, the most important being his biography of Buenaventura Durruti which has appeared in several editions, and numerous languages. The Durruti Column in Madrid. At 15, he joined the Durruti Column and fought in the Spanish Revolution.

Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums AK Press has commissioned an elegant, new and unabridged translation of the definitive biography of Spanish revolutionary and military strategist, Buenaventura Durruti. Jamie Maier rated it it was amazing Jan 05, The strength of this biography, however, stems from Paz taking Durruti off the pedestal and placing him where he belongs; with the masses.

Feb 14, Tyler Anderson rated it really liked it Shelves: Durruti died on 20 Novemberat the age of 40, in a makeshift operating theatre set up in what was formerly the Ritz Hotel. Oct 01, Chuck rated it it was amazing Shelves: I set it down, and I sort of doubt I’ll ever pick it back up.

From the vast red heap of the clinical hospital, the Moors and the Guardia Civil were shooting furiously. His chauffeur gives the following testimonial: