Franco: a biography

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BasicBooks, a division of HarperCollins, Oct 20, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 1002 pages
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To many, Generalissimo Francisco Franco was Spain incarnate. This is a definitive portrait of the complex, elusive man credited with saving Spain from both the communists and Hitler, modernizing the country, and orchestrating the Spanish economic miracle of the 1960s. 32 photos.

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User Review  - Patrick Elsey - Goodreads

Very interest view on a subject that is very hard to find anything decent to read about in English. Read full review

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User Review  - John Meffen - Goodreads

Very difficult to rate this, my political leanings mean I do not like Franco, but Paul Preston is the genius on the Guerra civil. It is too big, coming in at just under 1000 a4 pages. He just was not that interesting, he was a deeply flawed character but so were many. Na, overdone & overcooked Read full review


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Paul Preston is Principe de Asturias Professor and Director of the Canada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies at the London School of Economics. A leading historian of modern Spain, he is the author of 'Franco: A Biography, ' 'A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War, ' and 'Comrades.' He lives in London.

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