Robert A. Rosenstone is professor of history at the California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences. He is the founding editor of Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice and associate editor of Film Historia. He is the author of many books including The Man Who Swam Into History, History on Film / Film on History, and King of Odessa.
<em>Crusade of the Left: The Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War</em> is the story of three thousand American soldiers who sailed to France and joined in to fight alongside the Communist forces at the time, all led by leftist beliefs believing that Communism can work. Not a politically-inclined text, <em>Crusade of the Left</em> covers the history of these Americans, why they chose to fight, how they chose to fight, and what happened to them. </p> --<em>Wisconsin</em><em>Bookwatch</em></p>