The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge

Harper Perennial, 2006 - 381 páginas


A rousing and full-blooded account of the Spanish Civil War and the rise to prominence of General Franco.

No modern conflict has inflamed the passions of both civilians and intellectuals as much as the Spanish Civil War of 1936âe"39. Burned into our collective historical consciousness, it not only prefigured the imminent Second World War but also ushered in a new and horrific form of warfare that would come to define the twentieth century. At the same time it echoed the revolutionary aspirations of millions of Europeans and Americans after the painful years of the Great Depression.

In this authoritative history, Paul Preston vividly recounts the political ideals and military horrors of the Spanish Civil War âe" including the controversial bombing of Guernica âe" and tracks the emergence of General Francoâe(tm)s brutal but extraordinarily durable fascist dictatorship.

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Preston's treatise was praised by critics when it debuted in 1986. This edition has been revised and expanded with new info, including details on Franco's treatment of imprisoned women. One of the best books on the subject is now even better. Leer reseña completa


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Paul Preston is PrÃncipe de Asturias Professor of Contemporary Spanish History at the LSE. He has frequently acted as a commentator on Spanish affairs on radio and television and in print in both Britain and Spain. His many books include âe~The Politics of Revenge: Fascism and the Military in Twentieth-Century Spainâe(tm), âe~Franco: A Biographyâe(tm), âe~Doves of War: Four Women of Spainâe(tm) and âe~Juan Carlosâe(tm). He is a Fellow of the British Academy, was made a Comendador de la Orden de Mérito Civil by King Juan Carlos of Spain, and in 2000 was awarded a CBE.

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