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Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 / Adam Hochschild.

Hochschild, Adam, (author.).

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Covington Branch 946.081 H685s 2016 (Text) 33126020527366 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 946.081 H685s 2016 (Text) 33126020527358 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780547973180
  • ISBN: 0547973187
  • Physical Description: xxi, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [377]-419) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Far from home -- Chasing moneychangers from the temple -- Promised land, black wings -- "Those who do not think as we do" -- A new heaven and Earth -- "I will destroy Madrid" -- "Don't try to catch me" -- Rifles from the 1860s -- Over the mountains -- Civil War at the 'Times' -- The man who loved dictators -- Devil's bargain -- "I don't think I would write about that if I were you" -- "As good a method of getting married as any other" -- Texaco goes to war -- "In my book you'll be an American" -- "A letter to my Novia" -- "Only a few grains of sand left in the hourglass" -- At the river's edge -- A change of heart? -- Gambling for time -- The taste of tears -- Kaddish.
Summary, etc.:
A sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through nine American and British characters including Hemingway and George Orwell. It was a war between fascism, communism, and democracy that preceded World War II, and a tale of idealism and a noble cause that failed.
Subject: Spain > History > Civil War, 1936-1939 > Participation, American.
Spain. Ejército Popular de la República. Abraham Lincoln Battalion.
Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
Americans > Spain > History > 20th century.

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2015 October #2

    Hochschild has what it takes to write an account of the Spanish Civil War; he's a multiple prize winner (e.g., the Duff Cooper Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize) and nominee—King Leopold's Ghost and To End All Wars having been finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Bury the Chains a finalist for the National Book Award. Here he tells his story by profiling individuals, from embattled partisans to a risk-taking war correspondent to the Texaco executive with Nazi sympathies who sold oil to Franco's army on credit.

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  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2016 January #1

    Books by Hochschild—King Leopold's Ghost and To End All Wars—have twice been finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and his Bury the Chains was a finalist for the National Book Award. Here his subject is the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) viewed through the lens of the U.S. involvement in it. More than 3,000 Americans fought for the Republic; 2,300 came home. Besides reporters, novelists such as Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn were also in Spain at the time. The New York Times had correspondents on both sides, leading to wildly incompatible accounts of what actually was happening. Not all supported the republic faction; Texaco supplied oil to dictator Francisco Franco on credit and leaked information on Republican ship movement to Franco's allies so that Italian submarines could attack them. While other histories have depicted the war and the vicious infighting among Republican factions, Hochschild points out what was glorious in the conflict—more in aspiration than execution. VERDICT The author's focus on the experiences of U.S. compatriots will pique readers' attention. Even those who have read other books on the Spanish Civil War will find much that is new in this fine history. [See Prepub Alert, 9/28/15.]—David Keymer, Modesto, CA

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