Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War (Google eBook)

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UBC Press, Jan 1, 2009 - History - 304 pages
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Between 1936 and 1939, almost 1,700 Canadians defied their government and volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War. They left behind punishing lives in Canadian relief camps, mines, and urban flophouses to confront fascism in a country few knew much about. Michael Petrou has drawn on recently declassified archival material, interviewed surviving Canadian veterans, and visited the battlefields of Spain to write the definitive account of Canadians in the Spanish Civil War. Renegades is an intimate and unflinching story of idealism and courage, duplicity and defeat.

  

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Excruiciating well-researched - to the point of being too dry. This book was originally a doctoral thesis, and it shows. Read full review

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Excruiciating well-researched - to the point of being too dry. This book was originally a doctoral thesis, and it shows. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Origins of the Volunteers
9
International Brigades
51
Discipline in the International Brigades
107
Renegades
140
Aftermath
169
Conclusion
181
Postscript
185
Canadian Volunteers
189
Notes
242
Select Bibliography
267
Index
272
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Michael Petrou, a senior writer at Maclean's magazine, has covered wars and conflicts across Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. He holds a doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford. He lives in Ottawa with his family.

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