!Pistoleros! 2:1919

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Pistoleros! 2: 1919 is the second volume of the memoirs and notebooks of Farquhar McHarg, a seventy-six-year-old anarchist from the Govan district of Glasgow, the writing of which was prompted by the murder, in October 1976, of his lifelong friend, Laureano Cerrada Santos. McHarg’s Chronicles record his evolving beliefs, sense of mission and the remarkable adventures he experienced from the day he sailed into the port of Barcelona in 1918, a naïve but idealistic eighteen-year-old, and 1924, when he and his comrades of the Los Solidarios anarchist group escaped into exile across the Pyrenees in the wake of the Mussolini-style coup d’état of General Primo de Rivera. Praise for The Chronicles of Farquhar McHarg: !Pistoleros! Series Having known Farquhar McHarg in his prime, and despaired of him ever putting down on paper his extraordinary experiences, I am delighted that he has finally done so. Glasgow’s answer to Victor Serge has produced a document of remarkable value, so grippingly written that one might almost think it was a novel.” – Professor Paul Preston, historian, Hispanist and Principe de Asturias Professor of Contemporary Spanish Studies, LSE “What a remarkable and rollicking tale Farquar McHarg has to tell, one that will fascinate anyone interested in anarchy, life, love, Scotland, Spain and the world. When we met very briefly in the late sixties in Les Deux Magots in Paris, he kept a bunch of us entranced with his adventures-then he borrowed some francs off me to buy his round and must have lost his way back to the table for I never saw him again. What a treat to be able to read those stories in all their vivid historical splendour at last.” – Duncan Campbell, journalist (The Guardian-former senior reporter, Los Angeles’ and crime correspondent), author of The Paradise Trail, and screenwriter A young boy casts his fate with the wretched of the earth, leaps onto the back of the mad bull that will become the Twentieth Century, and holds on for dear life

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