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an anarchist's story,
This review is from: An Anarchist's Story: The Life of Ethel MacDonald (Paperback)
Chris Dolan's book is a welcome contribution to the historography of the Civil War in Spain. It unearths the story of Ethel Macdonald a young anarchist from working-class roots in Lanarkshire who's contribution to the anarchist cause against Franco needs telling.
Now that the 'pacto olvida' is showing cracks in Spain and historical research and discussion into the Civil War is becoming alive, it is welcome to see that here in Britain a 'pacto olvida' among historians of the Civil War is also showing cracks and the anarchist side is being written about. All praise to the brave men and women who left to join the International Brigade, and 'Homage to Caledonia' is a recent worthy contribution to those who went from Scotland, but it is timely to highlight the divisions within the 'left' and the despicable role of Stalin in the Spanish Civil War.
Cris Dolan's book is a timely contribution in this direction.