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I don't usually read history books. That being said, I did truly enjoy this book. It is Orwell's memoir of the Spanish Civil War--of fighting Franco and of the people he met and... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Compelling account of Orwell's experiences during the Spanish Civil War. In addition to his own encounters, Orwell describes the complicated politics that divided the coalition... Read morePublished 9 days ago by R. Schwartz
Mmmm I read a review of George Orwells work and it said he was really not a great writer. He was a good writer who wrote two great books. It is pretty obvious reading this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Simon van Wyk
Great first person war account with all the grisly details being in an undisciplined and poorly trained army of 16-and ups without much of a sense of mission involved in trench and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Rodeck
I was lucky to be reading this book in the context of an OLLIE class .....what great discussions we had, tapping the personal histories of people in their 60's, 70's, and 80's. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Deborah Zeman
Orwell, George. Homage to Catalonia
‘Anarchism is deeply rooted in Spain,’ Orwell points out in this book, although it was the Communists who were the better organised,... Read more
Great Orwell prose and a good look into a sliver of the Spanish Civil War w/WWII in its incubation.
Recommended for history buffs and Orwell fans.
If the book had ended where it did originally, I'd give it five stars. The appendix was too much Monday morning quarterbacking.Published 3 months ago by Scifi Will