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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Full of inspirational and mostly unremembered workers’ rebellions, where hungry and humiliated peasants defend themselves against the murderous Guardia Civil. I’m lost a lot.

Diracas rated it it was amazing Revolutoin 03, Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums. Part of the Politics series on. Details “Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: The government brought in the Spanish Army to suppress the strike; they killed 70 people and injured more than workers.

Abel Paz’s magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism. Black Rose Books rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Contradictions and Fabrications in the Presented Versions. In this era of Occupy Wall Street, I can’t think of a more terribly relevant book.

This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat From Electoral Strike to Insurrection. Durruti’s grave full of flowers on the 69th anniversary of his death. Working closely with his comrades in the FAI and CNT Durruti helped to co-ordinate armed resistance to the military rising of Francisco Francoan effort which was to prove vital in preventing General Goded ‘s attempt to seize control of Barcelona. Happy International Workers Day, how fitting. The Durruti Column in Madrid.


Definitely told from an admiring point of view, but I still felt that this biography of Durruti was extensively researched and highly informative.

Or maybe want to finish it. During the s he fought both in the French resistance to Hitler and the Spanish Anarchist resistance to Franco. Sep 09, Craig Plunkito rated it it was amazing.

Durruti thought it was some young men who were leaving the front.

Buenaventura Durruti

Dec 17, Kit Condill rated it it was inn. It is we [the workers] who built these palaces and cities, here in Spain and in America and everywhere. Abel Paz was the pen name of Diego Camacho. Durruti managed to escape, but had to flee abroad to France where he came into contact with exiled anarchists. This area was completely destroyed by the bullets furruti from the Clinical Hospital, which had been taken during these days by the Moors and which dominated all the environs.

See also Battle of Madrid.

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution – Abel Paz – Google Libros

At 15, he joined the Durruti Column and fought in the Spanish Revolution. Stalins Shadow Over Spain.

The strength of this biography, however, stems from Paz taking Durruti off the pedestal and placing him where he belongs; spanisn the masses. Abel Paz was born in 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.


Santamaria took the secret to the grave with him. The International Anarchist Defense Committee. Jan 05, Pedro Kapila rated it it was amazing. If you want to shake yourself out of your middle-America bourgeois complacency, try this on for size.

An amazing and exhaustive study of an incredible man and his life-long fight against fascism in both its capitalist and Stalinist forms. Views Read Edit View history. Paz, himself an anarchist who fought against Franco well after the Spanish Civil Wargives the “noble gunman” Durruti a fitting and fair biography. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. After the revolution’s defeat, he spent several years in exile, returning to Spain in as a guerilla fighter against the Franco regime.

Jamie Maier rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Doctor Jose Santamaria Jaume was responsible for medical services of the Durruti column and stayed with Durruti until his death.