This is a minor interruption in the scheduled book reviews. My review of War is Beautiful by James Neugass, appeared in the February issue of The Internet Review of Books. Below is the first paragraph of the review:
WAR IS BEAUTIFUL:
An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War
By James Neugass (Edited by Peter N. Carroll and Peter Glazer)
314 pp. The New Press $26.95
About 15,000 books have been written about the Spanish Civil War. Of those, only about a dozen are memoirs published by American volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. The most notable include Alvah Bessie’s Men in Battle, Harry Fisher’s Comrades: Tales of a Brigadista in the Spanish Civil War and James Yate’s Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. The newest entry in this category is James Neugass’s War is Beautiful: An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War, edited by Peter N. Carroll and Peter Glazer, scholars and board members of the ; Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), and published 60 years after Neugass’s death. To read the complete review, click here.