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  - Adrian - Goodreads

This 787 page monster of a book is the definitive one on the Spanish dictator. Preston's coverage of the Civil War is topnotch. He emphasizes how Franco slowed down Nationalist progress against the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dean MacKinnon-Thomson - Goodreads

Fantastic read. Authentic, real and passionate. Paul Preston holds no punches with this, he doesn't pretend to be impartial. Indeed he nakedly and proudly highlights his Spanish Republican sympathies ... 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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