PISTOLEROS!: THE CHRONICLES OF FARQUHAR MCHARG VOLUME I: 1918
by Farquhar McHarg
“Written with tremendous brio, this is a passionate and gripping tale of an idealist’s coming of age. McHarg’s gripping narrative convincingly taps the rich historical seams of intrique, protest, and conflict of an age in which many of the streets of Barcelona became stained with blood.”- Chris Ealham, author of CLASS, CULTURE AND CONFLICT IN BARCELONA 1898-1937
Barcelona, 1976: Hired gunmen brutally murder a lifelong friend and fellow anarchist, forcing Farquhar McHarg into a race to document an epic history before he too can be silenced. The first volume of his memoirs finds him a Glasgow boy, dropped by chance in Barcelona’s revolutionary underworld at the tail end of the great imperialist war of 1914-1918, recruited by Spanish anarchist to act as a go-between with Britain’s Secret Service Bureau. Mcharg tells of a corrupt and brutal Spanish regime, bent on bringing a rebellious working class back under its heel, and the generous and recklessly idealistic men and women who struggled to transform it after rejecting traditional party politics.
PISTOLEROS! is a thrilling tale of intrique and romance, and a sweeping inside view of the saboteurs and spies, the capitalists and bold insurrectionaries of Spain’s bloody past.
978-1-60486-401-4 $18.95 6×9 Paperback 264 Pages Memoir/History