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Highly recommended; worth reading if you are interested in history, or Orwell, or both.
George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia is an amazing look at the Spanish Civil War from one of its participants written within six months of the incidents described.
The fact that the book can lead you to think about questions like that is what makes Orwell's writing unique and very timely, even in 2012.
This is a very personal, intelligent and humble account of the author's experience as a member of militiamen during the Spanish War. Read morePublished 16 days ago by whj
This is a memoir . . . so it must be evaluated as such, and not as a blow-by-blow chronicle.
Orwell's views are helpful in understanding how various segments of the... Read more
Fascinating read, well written, very interesting. Provides a first hand and authentic tale of some aspects of the Spanish Civil War. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Jacob Resler
It is almost 80 years now since George Orwell set out to fight for the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Time is a distorting lens. Read morePublished 1 month ago by keetmom
As a historical document, this book has interest. It's remarkable how well Orwell understood Stalinism from his relatively brief and oblique encounter with it as a soldier for a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Latkina
This is not a review of Orwell's work, which is engaging and interesting.
This is a review of the Benediction Classics Hardcover 2010 edition. Read more
I'll admit, the two politics chapters were a little difficult to get through, but overall it was a very interesting book that I think I learned a lot from. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JoTheWeird1