Author Archive for Chris Brooks

Memoir – By Sam Carsman

July 28, 2015
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Memoir – By Sam Carsman

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the...
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John Brown’s Body – By Si Podolin

July 21, 2015
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John Brown’s Body – By Si Podolin

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the American...
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An Encounter with the Anarchists in Figueras – By Arthur Timpson

July 14, 2015
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Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the American...
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Blast from the Past: Artillery Series

July 7, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Artillery Series

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the American...
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Rudy Haber – By Al Amery

June 30, 2015
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Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. Though only 19, Rudy Haber stood out for his fellow Mackenzie-Papineau volunteer Al Amery. Haber’s calm good cheer...
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Keeping Promises – By Bill Bailey

June 24, 2015
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Keeping Promises – By Bill Bailey

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. As we approach the anniversary of the Belchite Offensive which began on August 24, 1937,...
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A Brief Biography of Tensil Obriot – By Kelly Obriot

June 16, 2015
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A Brief Biography of Tensil Obriot – By Kelly Obriot

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. For Lincoln Brigade volunteers, their time in Spain was not an isolated event but rather...
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Book Review: Puerto Rican volunteers in Spain

June 11, 2015
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<i>Book Review:</i> Puerto Rican volunteers in Spain

José Alejandro Ortiz Carrión with Teresita Torres Rivera, Voluntarios de da Libertad. Puertorriqueños en defensa de la República Española 1936-1939 (San Juan: Ediciones Callejón, 2015).


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Let Us Pay Tribute to Our Own – By Saul Friedberg

June 9, 2015
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Let Us Pay Tribute to Our Own – By Saul Friedberg

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. This week, Saul Friedberg sketches a memory of  Harry Schoenberg, his traveling companion and comrade in the...
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Thomas Danek: Life and Death – By Benjamin Goldring

April 28, 2015
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Thomas Danek: Life and Death –  By Benjamin Goldring

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. The return home from Spain was difficult for many volunteers. Benjamin Goldring recounts Canadian volunteer Thomas Danek’s...
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