Member of the Working Class
At the age of twenty-two, author Milton Wolff became the last commander of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, the volunteer unit that fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). "Member of the Working Class" is Wolff's story, from his childhood up until he prepares to depart for Spain.
Throughout Wolff's story, rich, curious details emerge about working-class life in the 1920s and 1930s. This blunt account of a rough, unadorned American life helps us find clues to Wolff's future persona. How did the man who Ernest Hemingway called 'as brave and good a soldier as any that commanded battalions at Gettysburg" become the natural leader of the volunteers who went to Spain to fight fascism?
Praise for "Another Hill: An Autobiographical Novel," also by Milton Wolf:
'Gritty realism and an eye for political complexity.the muscular narrative provides valuable testimony of what it was like to fight Spain's rebel Nationalist troops while the Western democracies passively looked on."
'.a gripping account of the bravery of nonmilitary men fighting for a just cause."
'Engrossing: [Wolff] has an eye for significant detail and a gift for dialogue."