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In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortés

by Ronald Fraser
£8.99   paperback  Verso Books (2010)

In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortés by Ronald Fraser Manuel Cortés was a Socialist Party member, an activist in the Republic’s land reform movement, and an organizer in the farm workers’ unionization struggles. As Mayor of Mijas in Andalusia, he became caught up in the ferment of revolutionary Spain in the late 1930s.
 
A marked man, he evaded Franco’s execution squads to survive in hiding through a generation of persecution and terror until amnesty was decreed in 1969 — a period of thirty years. With his wife and daughter, he attempted to escape to France, but failed. In this absorbing narrative, based on numerous interviews with the mayor conducted by Ronald Fraser, a master of oral history, Cortés’s truly awe-inspiring ordeal is supplemented by his family’s life histories and experiences during the Civil War.
 
A haunting tale and a monument to the art of the oral historian, In Hiding reminds us what the Spanish Civil War was really about.

ISBN 13: 9781844675968 | ISBN 10: 1844675963

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