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Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2015
I don't usually read history books. That being said, I did truly enjoy this book. It is Orwell's memoir of the Spanish Civil War--of fighting Franco and of the people he met and fought alongside. It is part memoir, part analysis of the times, the politics, the people and how it all came together to create the conditions that led to the fighting in Spain. Orwell paints vivid pictures of the people, the conditions, and the feelings that led to events. He provides analysis of the events--in memoir as he experienced it and then afterward using hindsight and additional facts to provide a clearer view of the events. Some of the lessons Orwell learned translate well to our own times and politics. It was an interesting and thought-provoking read.
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