The Spanish Civil War

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Penguin UK, Mar 28, 2013 - History - 1136 pages
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Though more than half a century has passed since the Spaish Civil War began in 1936, it is still the subject of intense controversy. What was it that roused left wing sympathisers from all over the world to fight for a cause for which their governments would not give active support? In his famous history, Hugh Thomas presents an objective analysis of a conflict - where fascism and democracy, communism and Christianity, centralism and regionalism were all at stake - and which was a much an international civil war as a Spanish one.
 

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An in-depth study of the lead-in to WWII by a competent British Writer. First published in 1961, but up-dated at least three times, the 1977 edition being the one I read. Franco had been dead three ... Read full review

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684. The Spanish Civil War, by Hugh Thomas (read 3 Dec 1961) I was tremendously impressed by this book and so far as I know it is the best objective account of its subject. Read full review

Contents

List of Maps
WORLD WAR IN MINIATURE
THE WAR OF TWO COUNTER REVOLUTIONS
Authors Notes
GUERNICA
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HUGH THOMAS (Lord Thomas of Swynnerton) is the author of a number of highly successful histories, most famously CUBA, THE SLAVE TRADE and THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.

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