LIVES FOR LIBERTY.
by Jordi Martí-Rueda
Fanny Schoonhey was said to be the bravest woman in Barcelona. Felicia Browne decided it was time to put down her paintbrushes for the gun. The Nielsen brothers took three bicycles and pedalled all the way from Copenhagen to the Pyrenees. Penny Phelps, a nurse, was worried about the wine in a fur vessel that had been shared by many and was about to be handed to her. During the Spanish Civil War something extraordinary happened. Thousands of men and women from all over the world left their families and jobs to cross borders to fight fascism in the Iberian peninsula. History had never seen a wave of solidarity like this and it has not been seen since. ‘Brigadistas’ gives us 60 stories on those who took part in the International Brigades. They could be fictional material but the tales are real. And they tell us how during the epic events of the Civil War people loved, dared, and were scared. They wanted to cry and even laugh. Keeping their memories alive is more necessary than ever.
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Jordi Martí-Rueda is a historian specialising in the Spanish Civil War and International Brigades. His first book, Tocats pel vent. Cinc històries humanes de les Brigades Internacionals i la Guerra Civil (Pagès Editors) won the Liberisliber prize in 2015 for non-fiction. Martí-Rueda works today at the Directorate-General for Democratic Memory.
Tigre de Paper Edicions
The main publishing house of critical thinking in Catalan language with almost ten years of experience. Specialized in fiction and non-fiction we also publish comics and children's books.View all titles
- Publisher Tigre de Paper Edicions
- Publication Date March 2020
- Orginal LanguageCatalan
- ISBN/Identifier 9788416855629
- Publish StatusPublished
- Original Language TitleBrigadistes, vides per la llibertat
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