'A simple account, concentrating mainly on the daily hardships and danger faced by individual Brigaders, and the banter and grumbling which were necessary survival tactics in desperate military situations. Every additional memoir of this kind tells us a little more about those who risked their lives in Spain' - "Times Literary Supplement". 'Fisher's book is important for its acute descriptions of life in the International Brigades, and it surely will capture the attention of its readers' - "Choice". '[A] welcome addition to the literature of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade's involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Honest, straightforward, and moving, it shares with us the struggles of an idealist among the shifting politics and brutal realities of an ideological war' - John Sayles. 'The Abraham Lincoln Brigade story is beautifully and movingly told' - Lena Horne. 'Sheds much-needed light with warmth and passion. A wonderful story. And wonderfully he tells it' - Ossie Davis'. Harry Fisher has been a department store worker, a seaman, a labor activist, and an engineer gunner on a B-26. For many years he served as chief of communications for the TASS news agency in New York City. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Seattle Wash. : Open Hand Publishing, Inc., c1989.
Book — 183 p.,  p. of plates : ports., maps, ; 22 cm.
From his birth to a share cropper family in the cotton fields of Mississippi to the unrest in Chicago and New York during the depression. James Yates's experience with labor protest and union organizing shaped his vision of freedom and lead to his decision to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. (source: Nielsen Book Data)