About the Author

John Gerassi (1931-2012) was professor of political science at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York. From 1956 to 1966, he was a journalist for Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Inter-Press Service. His many books include The Great Fear in Latin America, The Boys of Boise, Fidel Castro, The Coming of the New International and The Premature Antifacist: Oral History of American and Canadian Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War.