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The Resource Memoir of my youth in Cuba : a soldier in the Spanish Army during the separatist war, 1895-1898, Josep Conangla ; edited by Joaquín Roy ; translated by D.J. Walker

Memoir of my youth in Cuba : a soldier in the Spanish Army during the separatist war, 1895-1898, Josep Conangla ; edited by Joaquín Roy ; translated by D.J. Walker

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Memoir of my youth in Cuba : a soldier in the Spanish Army during the separatist war, 1895-1898
Title
Memoir of my youth in Cuba
Title remainder
a soldier in the Spanish Army during the separatist war, 1895-1898
Statement of responsibility
Josep Conangla ; edited by Joaquín Roy ; translated by D.J. Walker
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Memoir of My Youth in Cuba: A Soldier in the Spanish Army during the Separatist War, 1895--1898 is a translation of the memoir Memorias de mi juventud en Cuba: Un soldado del ejército español en la guerra separatista (1895--1898) by Josep Conangla. The English edition is based on the Spanish version edited by Joaquín Roy, who found the memoir and was given access to the Conangla family archives. Conangla's memoir, now available in English, is an important addition to the accounts of Spanish and Cuban soldiers who served in Cuba's second War of Independence. Spaniard Josep Conangla was conscripted at the age of twenty and sent to Cuba. In the course of his time there, he reaffirmed his pacifism and support of Cuban independence. The young man was a believer who unfailingly connected his view of events to the Christian humanitarianism on which he prided himself. Conangla's advanced education and the influence of well-placed friends facilitated his assignment to safe bureaucratic positions during the war, ensuring that he would not see combat. From his privileged position, he was a keen observer of his surroundings. He described some of the decisions he made, which at times put him at odds with the military bureaucracy he served, along with what he saw as the consequences of General Valeriano Weyler's decree mandating the reconcentración, an early version of concentration camps. What Conangla saw fueled his revulsion at the collusion of the Spanish state and its state-sponsored religion in that policy. "Red Mass," published six years after the War of Independence and included in his memoir, is a vivid expression in verse of his abhorrence. Conangla's recollections of the contacts between Spaniards and Cubans in the areas to which he was assigned reveal his ability to forge friendships even with Creole opponents of the insurrection. As an aspiring poet and writer, Conangla included material on fellow writers, Cuban and Spanish, who managed to meet and exchange ideas despite their circumstances. His accounts of the Spanish defeat, the scene in Havana around the end of the war, along with
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
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1875-1965
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Conangla i Fontanilles, Josep
Dewey number
972.9105092
Index
index present
LC call number
F1786
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1943-
  • 1936-
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  • Roy, Joaquín
  • Walker, D. J.
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Atlantic crossings
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  • Conangla i Fontanilles, Josep
  • Spain
  • Cuba
  • Soldiers
  • Journalists
  • Conangla i Fontanilles, Josep
  • Spain
  • Revolution (Cuba : 1895-1898)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Journalists
  • Soldiers
  • Cuba
  • Spain
  • Spain
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Memoir of my youth in Cuba : a soldier in the Spanish Army during the separatist war, 1895-1898, Josep Conangla ; edited by Joaquín Roy ; translated by D.J. Walker
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
List of Illustrations; Translator's Note; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Biographical Sketch of Josep Conangla i Fontanilles -- Joaquín Roy; 1. From Cartagena to Sancti Spíritus; 2. The War in Aguacate; 3. The Death of Maceo and the Transfer to Havana; 4. In the Cuban Capital; 5. The Maine and the Disaster; 6. Peace and the Return; Appendix; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
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968926567
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1 online resource
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online
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9780817390761
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computer
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rdamedia
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4788902
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remote
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(OCoLC)968926567
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Memoir of my youth in Cuba : a soldier in the Spanish Army during the separatist war, 1895-1898, Josep Conangla ; edited by Joaquín Roy ; translated by D.J. Walker
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; Translator's Note; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Biographical Sketch of Josep Conangla i Fontanilles -- Joaquín Roy; 1. From Cartagena to Sancti Spíritus; 2. The War in Aguacate; 3. The Death of Maceo and the Transfer to Havana; 4. In the Cuban Capital; 5. The Maine and the Disaster; 6. Peace and the Return; Appendix; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Control code
968926567
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817390761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4788902
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)968926567

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