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 doctors wrote a report in which the path of the bullet and the character of the wound was recorded but not the calibre of the bullet, since no autopsy was performed to remove it.

Feb 14, Tyler Anderson rated it really liked it Shelves: After the on defeat, he spent several years in exile, returning to Spain in as a guerilla fighter against the Franco regime. I’m lost a lot. Well written, with surprisingly few typos and in-depth chronicling of durruti’s life before and during the revolution.

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My difficulty is in the style of the book, which goes into great depths about Spanish events or persons. 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 was more directed at advanced readers, maybe historians. It’s a kind of living miracle that this books exists at all, given the difficulty of finding out the spxnish that needed to be found out to make it, and many other factors.


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”.

The Fall of Primo de Rivera. The final sections surrounding the controversies of Durruti’s death are especially of interest rrvolution students of history. The Forces in Play. This book is remarkably difficult to follow.

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution – Abel Paz – Google Libros

The Spanish Civil War and the years running up to it are extremely complex and confusing periods, knee deep in competing faction and ideologies. Durruti got out of the auto and went towards the militiamen. Some of it might be a translation issue the book was written in Spanishbut take names for example. The strength of this biography, however, stems from Paz taking Durruti off the pedestal and placing him where he belongs; with the masses.

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

So much stuff is piled together that the writing feels kind of rushed. Durruti in the Spanish Revolution.

A drruti by trade, Durruti was that rarest creature: Prisoner in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Trivia About Durruti in the Sp Shortly after Buenasca, the then president of the recently formed anarchist controlled Confederacion S;anish 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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Diracas rated it it was amazing May 03, The Libertarian Confederation of Aragon. Retrieved from ” https: It really gives tri-dimentionality to durruti beyond a couple of catch-phrases and the “fearsome warrior” persona. Anarchism portal Politics portal.

Buenaventura Durruti – Wikipedia

Buenaventura was the second of eight brothers one was killed in the October uprising in the Asturiasanother died fighting the Fascists on the Madrid front. It is we [the workers] who built these palaces and cities, here in Spain and in America and everywhere. It’s long and super detailed, and because it’s about such a complicated and contentious time period the amount of information can be overwhelming.

Written with a thorough and sympathetic understanding of the anarchist ideals that motivated Durruti, this is an amazing and exhaustive study of an incredible man and his life-long fight against totalitarianism in both its capitalist and Stalinist forms. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Abel Paz was the pen name of Diego Revolutio. Abel Paz’s magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism.

Santamaria but if that is the case, Dr. This is an especially sympathetic biography on Buenaventura Revolutiln. After a fight to regain control and contact was re-established with troops cut off from communications, Durruti returned temporarily to the Miguel-Angel barracks to issue orders.