ABOUT THIS BOOK
Edwin Rolfe (1909-54) is best known as the poet laureate of the Abraham
Lincoln Battalion, the Americans who volunteered to help defend the elected
Spanish government during its 1936-39 civil war. His career began in the
revolutionary Left in New York in the 1920s and continued into the 1950s,
when Rolfe wrote searing poetry attacking the McCarthy-era witch-hunts.