Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil…

Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War (Studies in Canadian…

by Michael Petrou

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
171587,099 (3.8)1



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

This book taught me that 42 anti-fascists from Calgary fought in the International Brigades. ( )
  Autodafe | Jul 17, 2008 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0774814187, Paperback)

Between 1936 and 1939, almost 1,700 Canadians defied their government and volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War. They chose to leave behind punishing lives in Canadian relief camps, mines, and urban flophouses to confront fascism in a country few knew much about. Four hundred died there.

Michael Petrou has drawn on recently declassified archival material, interviewed surviving Canadian veterans, and visited the battlefields of Spain to write the definitive account of Canadians in the Spanish Civil War. It reveals who these men and women were, why they volunteered, how they lived and died in Spain, and how the Canadian government and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police reacted to their decision to illegally join another country's war.

Renegades is an intimate and unflinching story of idealism and courage, duplicity and defeat. It will appeal to anyone interested in the history of Canada, the Spanish Civil War, and the struggle between democracy and totalitarianism in the 1930s.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:26 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: (3.8)
3 1
3.5 2
4 1
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,691,181 books! | Top bar: Always visible