New book on Cubans in SCW

August 28, 2011

Denise Urcelay-Maragnès with her new book

The Latin American Herald Tribune alerts us to the publication of a new study of Cuban volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. In La leyenda roja. Los cubanos en la guerra civil española, Denise Urcelay-Maragnès tells the story of the more than 1,000 Cubans–including a sizable number of Cuban exiles from the United States–who helped defend the Spanish Republic against fascist aggression. The portrait of one of these volunteers–whose identity Denise helped us establish–will be on display at the Agustí Centelles exhibit opening in October in New York.


One Response to “ New book on Cubans in SCW ”

  1. Victor Joh on September 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I think it is quite important to understand the Spanish Civil War not only through the perspectives of the Spanish people at that time, but also through the accounts of the foreign volunteers that were involved during that time period. I think it would be very interesting to read about the war through the eyes of a Cuban exile and read what the war meant to them in comparison to the significance of the war to a Spanish civilian.