Reviews

The Shelters of the Civil War

September 14, 2015
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The Shelters of the Civil War

The first thing you see as you approach the Civil War Shelters Museum on Gisbert Street in Cartagena are the trees growing out of the mountainside. Their unusual network of thick, exposed roots pushing out of the ground suggests that these ancient trees might have been around since the Bronze Age, witnessing Hannibal as...
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Book Review: Personal Histories of Place

September 14, 2015
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<em>Book Review:</em> Personal Histories of Place

P. D. Murphy, As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee (Bristol: Silverwood Books, 2014).


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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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Book Review: Politics as sidelight

June 11, 2015
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<i>Book Review:</i> Politics as sidelight

Richard Rhodes, Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2015). 


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Songs of the Spanish Civil War: Rave reviews

March 13, 2015
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Songs of the Spanish Civil War: Rave reviews

Early reviews are rolling for the newly-released Smithsonian Folkways album Songs of the Spanish Civil War, Volumes 1 & 2. Royalties go to ALBA!
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Book Review: Bryan Stevenson on Alabama Justice

March 13, 2015
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<i>Book Review:</i> Bryan Stevenson on Alabama Justice

Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2014).


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Book Review: When the Party Was Over

March 13, 2015
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<i>Book Review:</i> When the Party Was Over

Paul Preston, The Last Stalinist: The Life of Santiago Carrillo (New York: William Collins: 2015).


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French Collaboration on Display, 1940-1944

March 13, 2015
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French Collaboration on Display, 1940-1944

Seventy years after the liberation of Paris from German occupation, the National Archives of Paris opened "La Collaboration, 1940-1945," an exhibition exploring multiple facets of French collaboration with the enemy.
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Honoring Limerick brigadistas and a British battalion commander

January 21, 2015
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Honoring Limerick brigadistas and a British battalion commander

This article appeared in the 38th issue of the newsletter of the International Brigade Memorial Trust and is reprinted here with the IBMT’s permission. From the Shannon to the Ebro: The Limerick men who went to fight Franco, the Limerick International Brigade Memorial Trust, September 2014; Fighting for Republican Spain 1936-38: Frank Ryan and the Volunteers from Limerick...
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Book Review: Irish volunteers in Spain

December 30, 2014
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<i>Book Review:</i> Irish volunteers in Spain

Barry McLoughlin, Fighting for Republican Spain, 1936-38, Frank Ryan and the Volunteers from Limerick in the International Brigade, Ireland:  Barry McLoughlin, 2014. 
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