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Book Title: Story of the Iron Column: Militant Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War|
ISBN 13: 9781849350648
The author of the book: Abel Paz
Edition: AK Press
Date of issue: September 13th 2011
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The history of the legendary Column who took the fight to fascism and defied the dictatorship springing up in their wake, riding out the rise and fall of the Spanish Revolution that raged alongside the Civil War. Abel Paz uses the testimony of its members, extracts from their newspaper Línea de Fuego, and internal documents to tell their remarkable story.
Abel Paz (1921–2009) spent most of his life authoring biographical and autobiographical works and delivering lectures celebrating the achievements of the anarchists in the Spanish revolution. His book Durruti in the Spanish Revolution was published by AK Press in 2006.
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Read information about the authorAbel Paz was a Spanish anarchist, former combatant and historian.
Abel Paz was the pen name of Diego Camacho. He was born in Almería in 1921, and moved with his family to Barcelona in 1929. In 1935 he started work in the textile industry and joined the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT).
During the Spanish Civil War and Spanish revolution he fought in the Barcelona May Events of 1937.
After the fall of Catalonia in January 1939, he went into exile in France, where he was interned. During the 1940s he fought both in the French resistance to Hitler and the Spanish Anarchist resistance to Franco.
He was the author of numerous works on anarchist history, the most important being his biography of Buenaventura Durruti which has appeared in several editions, and numerous languages.