Brigadistes: Lives for Liberty

Brigadistes: Lives for Liberty

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Author/Contributor(s): Martí-Rueda, Jordi ; Newman, Mary Ann ; Borràs, Jordi
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Date: 03/20/2022
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
'A real treasure that we can't stop exploring' - La Republica

Fanny Schoonhey was said to be the bravest woman in Barcelona. Felicia Browne decided it was time to put down her paintbrushes and pick up a rifle. The Nielsen brothers took three bicycles and pedalled from Copenhagen to the Pyrenees...

In 1936 something extraordinary happened. As the threat of fascism swept across the Iberian peninsula, thousands of people from all over the world left their families and jobs to heed the call - No Pasarán! History has never seen a wave of solidarity like it. The Spanish Civil War ended in 1939 with the Republic crushed, but the revolutionary dream of the International Brigades has never burnt out.

Through these 60 illustrated profiles, Brigadistes embroiders an epic story of political struggle with the everyday bravery, sorrow and love of those who lived it.