Comrades: Tales of a Brigadista in the Spanish Civil War by Harry FisherComrades: Tales of a Brigadista in the Spanish Civil War by Harry Fisher

Comrades: Tales of a Brigadista in the Spanish Civil War

byHarry FisherForeword byPete Seeger

Paperback | August 1, 1999

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The Spanish Civil War served as an ideological and physical battleground for visionary Americans wishing to combat the spread of fascism. Harry Fisher was one such idealist who became a solider in the famed Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the American contingent of international volunteers dedicated to defeating Franco's forces.
 
Fisher was one of the earliest American volunteers and one of the few to participate in all the major battles. Under a barrage of shells, bombs, and bullets for eighteen months, he lost his illusions about war's efficacy in solving political issues. To this day a despondence often overwhelms him when he recalls a family photograph he found jutting from the pocket of a slain fascist soldier. His involvement taught him that up close, the dead, whether fascist soldiers or his own fallen comrades, looked alike.
 
This is a war story, simply told. Yet it is also a complex story about a young man testing his ideology in the harsh realities of battle.
Harry Fisher has been a department store worker, a seaman, a labor activist, and an engineer gunner on a B-26. For many years he served as chief of communications for the TASS news agency in New York City.
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Title:Comrades: Tales of a Brigadista in the Spanish Civil WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:211 pages, 8.96 × 6.04 × 0.48 inPublished:August 1, 1999Publisher:UNP - Nebraska PaperbackLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803268998

ISBN - 13:9780803268999

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Concentrating on the daily hardships and danger faced by individual Brigaders, this book familiarizes readers with the people who risked their lives in the Spanish Civil War. Specifically, Harry Fisher shares the struggles of an idealist among the shifting politics and brutal realities of an ideological war. Comrades is complete with a collection of photographs and a detailed map.

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"Fisher’s book is important for its acute descriptions of life in the International Brigades, and it surely will capture the attention of its readers."—Choice
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