The Friends of Durruti Group: 1937-1939

Guillamon, Agustin; Sharkey, Paul (trans.)
Publisher:  AK Press, San Francisco
Year Published:  1996  
Pages:  114pp   ISBN:  9781873176542
Dewey:  946.081
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX15919

The story of a group of anarchists engaged in the Spain of 1936 to 1939 during one of the most thoroughgoing social and economic revolutions of all time.

Abstract:  Spain 1936–1939: This is the story of a group of anarchists engaged in the most thoroughgoing social and economic revolution of all time. Essentially street fighters with a long pedigree of militant action, they used their own experiences to arrive at the finest contemporary analysis of the Spanish Revolution. In doing so, they laid down essential markers for all future revolutionaries. This study — drawing on interviews with participants and synthesizing archival information — is the definitive text on these unsung activists.
This volume is translated, edited, and introduced by Paul Sharkey, acknowledged internationally as the foremost expert on the Friends Of Durruti Group.



Table of Contents

Preface to the English-language Edition

1. Introduction and Chronology
2. Towards July 19
3. From July to May: Uncontrollables or Revolutionaries?
4. Origins of the Friends of Durruti; The Opposition to Militarization and Balius's Journalistic Career
5. The Friends of Durruti Group from its Inception up to the May Events
6. The May Events
7. After May
8. Balius' Pamphlet Towards a Fresh Revolution
9. Balius's Thoughts from Exile in 1939
10. The Friends of Durruti's Relations with the Trotskyists
11. Conclusions and Concluding Note

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