Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A Member of the Working Class

Not long ago I noted that you can still buy my friend Milt's Spanish Civil War novel Another Hill.
Another of his friends has helped him get out the prequel (I hate this word, but is there a better term?), A Member of the Working Class, which I also edited (although perhaps not in as final a way). Here's the information on how to get copies of both books.

Member of the Working Class, book one of Milton Wolff's three-book autobiographical series, is now available at www.iuniverse.com
Go to the "Bookstore" section of the website and type in the the title in the "Browse" section. (Or here.) (It's also available at Barnes and Noble.com)
Book two, Another Hill, remains available from the University of Illinois Press. It has just been translated into Spanish and published in Barcelona by Ediciones Barataria (www.barataria-ediciones.com)

Member of the Working Class
by Milton Wolff

iUniverse price: $19.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0-595-37267-8
Published: Nov-2005

International orders:
Call 00-1-402-323-7800

The autobiography Member of the Working Class provides a rich, unusually detailed portrait of the early working-class life of Milton Wolff during the 1920s and 1930s.

Book Description
At the age of twenty-two, author Milton Wolff became the last commander of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, the volunteer unit that fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). Member of the Working Class is Wolff's story, from his childhood up until he prepares to depart for Spain. Throughout Wolff's story, rich, curious details emerge about working-class life in the 1920s and 1930s. This blunt account of a rough, unadorned American life helps us find clues to Wolff's future persona. How did the man who Ernest Hemingway called "as brave and good a soldier as any that commanded battalions at Gettysburg" become the natural leader of the volunteers who went to Spain to fight fascism?

Praise for Another Hill: An Autobiographical Novel, also by Milton Wolf:

"Gritty realism and an eye for political complexity... the muscular narrative provides valuable testimony of what it was like to fight Spain's rebel Nationalist troops while the Western democracies passively looked on."
Publishers Weekly

"...a gripping account of the bravery of nonmilitary men fighting for a just cause."
Kirkus Reviews

"Engrossing: [Wolff] has an eye for significant detail and a gift for dialogue."
—Bernard Knox, New York Times Book Review

(You can read the reviews in greater detail here but it's no longer possible to order books through my site.)

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