Nestor Makhno is a peculiar figure in the history of anarchism. Following the 1917 Russian Revolution, Makhno organised an autonomous anarcho-communist military movement in the Ukraine, in the goal of establishing an anarchist society. His army, gaining support from the peasantry, fought against the Whites, the nationalists, the Germans and the Bolsheviks, until it was defeated by the Red Army.
Nestor Makhno's brief moment in history is one of the few occasions where anarchism had become an organised force in a significant conflict (the other being, of course, the Spanish civil war). Makhno was not a theorist, nor a political activist - he was a man of action, as it was proven in the events after 1917. This collection of his essays address a number of topics, such as the events in the Ukraine, the Soviet Union, the Kronstadt Rebellion, the Spanish civil war and the philosophy of anarchism. Most essays are only two pages long, although some are lengthier. Makhno's works are hard to find in a printed form, making this edition a nice contribution to anyone's library. Although it would probably be appreciated by mostly anarchists, this book can be valuable both as a historical document of anarchism, and a primary source for the Russian revolution and the Russian civil war.
On another note, the book, has no introduction, and no index. It does however, contain an afterword.