The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2006 - History - 381 pages
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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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Review: The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution, and Revenge

User Review  - Saintjono - Goodreads

I write this as someone with a keen interest in the Spanish Civil War...I found large swathes of this book very difficult to get through! Part of this is for the right reasons - the brutality of the ... Read full review

Review: The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution, and Revenge

User Review  - Jennifer Sarha - Goodreads

Very interesting, if at times disturbing - Paul Preston provides a thoughtful and informative account of the Spanish Civil War. Read full review

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Paul Preston, author of The Spanish Civil War, Franco and Juan Carlos, and The Spanish Holocaust, is the world's foremost historian on twentieth-century Spain. A professor at the London School of Economics, he lives in London.

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