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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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. He worked, fought, ate, and slept alongside the men and women who fought with him. Antonov Dururti and Garcia Oliver. Arriving at the big street, we saw a group of militiamen coming towards us.

Beevor maintains that Durruti was killed when a companion’s machine pistol went off by mistake. Peace and Order Reign in Asturias. Took me literally years to read off and on, but absolutely worth a read for amateur historians. We are going to inherit the earth. On 19 November, he was shot while leading a counterattack in the Casa de Campo area. After the revolution’s defeat, he was active as a guerilla fighter against the Franco regime and spent eleven years in prison.


Socialism Absent in December May 01, C. From the vast red heap of the clinical hospital, the Moors and the Guardia Civil were shooting furiously. If you want to shake yourself out of your middle-America bourgeois complacency, try this on for size.

Views Read Edit View history. Durruti’s grave full of flowers on the 69th anniversary of his death.

It was more directed at advanced readers, maybe historians. Durruti had me stop the car which I parked in the angle of one of those little hotels as a precaution.

Abel Paz’s magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism. Durruti got out of the auto and went towards the revlution. So much stuff is piled together that the writing feels kind of rushed.

Buenaventura Durruti

Durruti managed to escape, but had to flee abroad to France where he came into contact with exiled anarchists.

Paz, himself an anarchist who fought against Franco well after the Spanish Civil Wargives the “noble gunman” Durruti a fitting and fair biography.


Santamaria took the secret to the grave with him. In this era of Occupy Wall Street, I can’t think of a more terribly relevant book. We are not in the least afraid of ruins. Part of a series on. Crockford rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 01, Chuck rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is not the slightest doubt about that.

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Nevena rated it it slanish ok May 04, Abel Paz was born in Guinea Fernando Poo The Canaries. From the autumn of until the beginning ofDurruti worked in Paris as a mechanic.

Feb 14, Tyler Anderson rated it really liked it Shelves: This name uses Spanish naming customs: