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Alvah Bessie's Spanish Civil War Notebooks Hardcover – 31 Dec 2001


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  • Hardcover: 156 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky (31 Dec. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813122147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813122144
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.3 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,657,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alvah Bessie is best known today as a member of the Hollywood Ten, blacklisted in the 1950s. He died in 1985. Dan Bessie is, like his father, a screenwriter, as well as a film director. The author of Rare Birds, he lives in California's Sierra foothills.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Groves (cameradabob@hotmail.com) on 13 May 2002
Format: Hardcover
An excellent collection of four notebooks compiled by Alvah Bessie during his service in Spain. This book is full of everyday detail - what he eats, the weather, observations on his colleagues, diagrams of how his unit is deployed, and comments on the political situation in Europe as a whole. It is a very human account including copies of his letters from home, and his thoughts for his family while so far away. A must-have for anyone interested in the SCW at front-line level.
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