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Thread #48534   Message #730670
Posted By: Art Thieme
15-Jun-02 - 07:00 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Viva la Quinta Brigada (Christy Moore & not)
Subject: RE: Help: Viva la Quinta Brigada
I would like to jump in to suggest a fine book I recently read. The author is Milton Wolff, the ninth and last commander of the Lincoln and Wahington Battalions in Spain. (He is now the leader of the Veterans Of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade.)

The book is ANOTHER HILL. It is written as an autobiographical novel. Published by the University Of Illinois Press. I, like Ring Lardner Jr., felt that it was "the best book on the American involvement in Spain I've ever read." Please, do not let the fact that this is called a fictional-autobiography deter you from reading this. Our government in the U.S. called them "premature anti-fascists" and discredited all those that returned. But Mr. Wolff manages, in his book, to give just about every side of the many coins in circulation in that sad war. It isn't one sided at all !!! I can't say that forcefully enough.

I really do recommend it.

Art Thieme