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Story of the Iron Column

Story of the Iron Column

Militant Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War
September 2011
Trade Paperback · 288 Pages
$18.95 U.S. · $21.50 CAN
ISBN 9781849350648
AK Press

 

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Description

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.

About the Authors

Abel Paz: Abel Paz (1921–2009) was fifteen when the Spanish Revolution began. After the revolution's defeat, he spent several years in exile, returning to Spain in 1942 as a guerrilla fighter against the Franco regime. He spent most of the subsequent eleven years in prison. Paz spent the remainder of his life authoring biographical and autobiographical works and delivering lectures celebrating the achievements of the anarchists in the Spanish revolution.