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The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War Paperback – April 1, 1994
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However, if one is expecting to get a history of the Spanish Civil War, or even an overview of the war, one will be disappointed.
This enabled me to read a book by a participant in the Lincoln Brigade followed by a serious scholar of the brigade. The fascinating aspect of this book is it follows lives of American volunteers into their senior years. It gives answers to questions about their role in World War II, in the Communist party and in other radical organizations, their persecution during the McCarthy period and Cold War, and their association as positive (self-disciplined) role models for the New Left. It high-lights African-American volunteers. Finally it gives a good analysis of the unit cohesion that permitted the Abraham Lincoln battalion and the XVth Brigade to become an elite military unit, both within the Loyalist Spanish army and in American military history. It is very sympathetic to the volunteers.
Not always the most organized and equipped units. Clearly, this should another example where leaderships passions don't always mean great outcomes. Training. Practice. Education. Resources. Logistics. Win every war ... in the end.
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This is a very good overview of a part of American history that has been buried for political reasons.Published 2 months ago by G. Rountree
I have been interested, as a pro-Republican partisan, in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 since I was a teenager. My first term paper was on this subject. Read morePublished on May 20, 2006 by Alfred Johnson
Well, I guess I should start out with the strenghts of this book. It is a great source for excerpts of first person accounts from the American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. Read morePublished on February 23, 2005 by Hunter H
I sought this book out because over time, as an amateur historian, I have become fascinated by certain subjects and the Spanish Civil War is definitely one of them, not simply... Read morePublished on April 15, 2004 by Daniel Friedman
This extremely readable book tells the story of the 2,600 American volunteers who fought for the Spanish Republic in the years 1936 to 1938. Read morePublished on July 24, 2001 by William Podmore