The Spanish Civil War

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Modern Library, 2001 - History - 1096 pages
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A masterpiece of the historian's art, Hugh Thomas's The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised and updated with significant new material, including new revelations about atrocities perpetrated against civilians by both sides in this epic conflict, this "definitive work on the subject" (Richard Bernstein, The New York Times) has been given a fresh face forty years after its initial publication in 1961. In brilliant, moving detail, Thomas analyzes a devastating conflict in which the hopes, dreams, and dogmas of a century exploded onto the battlefield. Like no other account, The Spanish Civil War dramatically reassembles the events that led a European nation, in a continent on the brink of world war, to divide against itself, bringing into play the machinations of Franco and Hitler, the bloodshed of Guernica, and the deeply inspiring heroics of those who rallied to the side of democracy. Communists, anarchists, monarchists, fascists, socialists, democrats -- the various forces of the Spanish Civil War composed a fabric of the twentieth century itself, and Thomas masterfully weaves the diffuse and fascinating threads of the war together in a manner that has established the book as a genuine classic of modern history.
 

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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

Lin af Hap
1
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52
Regions and provinces of Spain
90
The revolution in Asturias 1934
129
Madrid during the Second Republic
142
Spanish military arrangements 1936
305
The advance of the Army of Africa AugustOctober I936
359
The campaign in Guipuzcoa AugustSeptember I036
366
The Aragon oflensive AugustOctober 1937
709
Division of Spain October I937
711
The battle of Teruel December l937February 1938
760
The campaigns in Aragon and the Levante MarchJuly 1938
779
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782
Division of Spain_Iuly 1038
819
The campaign in Catalonia December 1938anuary 1930 8+7 35 Division of Spain February 1939 862
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999

Division of Spain August 1936
420
The battle of Madrid November
461
The battles of Boadilla and the Iorunna Road lecember
490
931
526
3I
563
The fighting for Malaga February 1937
582
The battles around Madrid November l36March
660
The battle of Brunete_uly 1937
698
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About the author (2001)

Hugh Thomas is the author of numerous works of history, including Conquest: Montezuma, CortÚs, and the Fall of Old Mexico and Cuba, or The Pursuit of Freedom. He lives in London.

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