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War Is Beautiful  An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War, Neugass, James &  Peter N. Carroll &  Peter Glazer
1 Neugass, James & Peter N. Carroll & Peter Glazer War Is Beautiful An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War
New York New Press, The 2008 1595584277 / 9781595584274 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light creasing to DJ top back corner, a few indents on front. ; A bright, solid book, DJ is crisp and clean, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.20 inches; 314 pages; "Elegant prose, brutal description, and a wry sense of humor characterize this journal by a poet and aspiring fiction writer during his months as a Spanish civil war volunteer in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Although a part of history largely ignored in favor of World War II, the Spanish civil war was a testing ground for German, Italian, and Russian political and territorial ambitions, as well as a passionate cause for idealists, Communists, and anti-Fascists. Neugass records his observations with prescience and an eye to posterity. After returning from Spain, he sought to have his journal published but failed to do so before his untimely death in 1949. The typescript, only recently found, has been edited and annotated by two board members of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade comrades and add notes that put his remarks in context. Although Neugass served for only about five months in 1937–38, he saw the fall of the Spanish Republic to the better-equipped Fascist forces under General Franco. This valuable addition to Spanish civil war history also wartime emotions—the boredom, excitement, fear, pain, and loss. Published in time for the 70th anniversary of the Great Retreats of the Republican forces" 
Price: 15.95 USD
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The Gallant Cause  Canadians in the Spanish Civil War, Zuehlke, Mark
2 Zuehlke, Mark The Gallant Cause Canadians in the Spanish Civil War
Vancouver BC Whitecap Books 1996 1551104881 / 9781551104881 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
DJ shows slight shelf wear. Gift notation on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 280 pages; "At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War on July 17, 1936, forty-two thousand Internationals, comprised of Canadians, Americans, and Spaniards, fought together on the side of the Republicans who were trying to throw back fascist dictator General Franco's troops, which included countless German and Italian soldiers. By October 29, 1938 though, only two thousand Internationals were able to gather for a speech requesting them to withdraw. Despite all their efforts, Spain wanted to continue on its own, hoping the war would become a Spanish affair once again.Drawing on diaries and newly documented sources, Zuehlke offers a compelling account of the Canadian experience in Spain. It was not a popular war for Canada, with even the prime minister praising Hitler for his social and economic advances. Most world powers were aligning themselves with Italy and Germany, who supported Franco's movement.Along with allied troops, some 1,500 Canadians joined together in a valiant but doomed cause. This is the story of these brave Canadians, who like all veterans of war, deserve to have their story told and their experiences related, so that they will not be forgotten. " 
Price: 17.50 USD
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