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The Spanish Civil War : reaction, revolution and revenge

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Covington Branch 946.081 P939s 2007 (Text) 33126013483981 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780393329872 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0393329879 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xviii, 381 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2007, c2006.

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General Note: Originally published: Great Britain : Harper Perennial, 2006.
"This book is a reivsed and updated version of A Concise history of the Spanish Civil War, first published by Fontana Press in 1996...."--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-357) and index.
Subject: Spain History Civil War, 1936-1939

  • Baker & Taylor
    Documents the Spanish Civil War of 1936 and the contributions of some 3,000 Americans who took up arms against the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, discussing such topics as the Depression-era attempted social revolution in Spain and the influence on the Spanish Civil War on World War II. Reprint.
  • Book News
    This book is a revised and updated version of A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War (Fontan Press, 1996), which itself was revised and updated from The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986). Preston (London School of Economics) is an eminent scholar of modern Spanish history who has written extensively on the subject (including a biography of Franco). Here he synthesizes a vast amount of research to track the emergence of Franco's fascist dictatorship, the impact of the war reporting of Hemingway and Dos Passos on American consciousness, and the ways the Spanish Civil War presaged World War II. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Norton Pub
    The definitive work on the Spanish Civil War, a classic of modern historical scholarship and a masterful narrative.
  • Norton Pub
    Paul Preston is the world's foremost historian of Spain. This surging history recounts the struggles of the 1936 war in which more than 3,000 Americans took up arms. Tracking the emergence of Francisco Franco's brutal (and, ultimately, extraordinarily durable) fascist dictatorship, Preston assesses the ways in which the Spanish Civil War presaged the Second World War that ensued so rapidly after it.The attempted social revolution in Spain awakened progressive hopes during the Depression, but the conflict quickly escalated into a new and horrific form of warfare. As Preston shows, the unprecedented levels of brutality were burned into the American consciousness as never before by the revolutionary war reporting of Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Herbert Matthews, Vincent Sheean, Louis Fischer, and many others. Completely revised, including previously unseen material on Franco's treatment of women in wartime prisons, The Spanish Civil War is a classic work on this pivotal epoch in the twentieth century.
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