New York University Press celebrates the publication of the book, The Good Fight Continues: World War II Letters from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, on Wednesday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m. in NYU’s Tamiment Library, 10th floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. The event, which features a reading from the book, is free and open to the public. For further information call 212.998.2428.
The Good Fight Continues, edited by Peter N. Carroll, chair of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives; Melvin Small, Distinguished Professor of History at Wayne State University; and Michael Nash, director of NYU’s Tamiment Library, presents the letters of the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in World War II, expressing the raw idealism of anti-fascist soldiers who experienced the war in boot camps, cockpits, and foxholes, but never lost sight of the great global issues at stake.
When the U.S. entered the war, only one group of American soldiers had already confronted the fascist enemy on the battlefield: the U.S. veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, a volunteer army of about 2,800 men and women who had enlisted to defend the Spanish Republic from military rebels during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). They fought on the losing side.
The 154 letters in this volume, selected from thousands held in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives in NYU’s Tamiment Library, provide a new and unique perspective on aspects of World War II.