Franco: A Biography

Front Cover
BasicBooks, Dec 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 1024 pages
4 Reviews
Content: Making of a hero/Making of a general/In the cold:Franco and the second republic/In command:Franco and the second republic/Making of a conspirator:Franco and the popular front 1936/Making of a July-November 1936/Franco and the siegeof madrid:October 1936-February 1937/Axis Connection:Guadalajara & GuernicaMarch-April 1937/Making of a Dictator:Franco & the Unificacion April 1937/Franco's war of annihilation:May 1937-April 1939/Basking in Glory:The Axis Partnership April-September 1939/Man who would be emperor:the defeat of France 1940/Price ofempire:Franco and Hitler/In the wings:Franco & the Axis/Toward a new crusade:February 1941-January 1942/Watching the tice turn:January-December 1942/Hero as Chameleon:January 1944-May 1945/Hero besieged:1945-1946/Winning hand:1947-1950/Sentinel of the west: 1950-1953/Years of triumph and crisis:1953-1956/Learning to delegate:Homo Ludens 1956- 1960/Intimations of mortality:1960-1963/Preparing for immortality:1964-1969/Long Goodbye:1969-1975.

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Franco: A Biography

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

Review: Franco: A Biography

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

About the author (1995)

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.

Bibliographic information