Franco: A Biography

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Basic Books, Dec 21, 1995 - Science - 1024 pages
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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.

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It is harder to write a biography of a dull man than an interesting one. This biography was very hard work, but is admirable in the depth of the portrait, and the research. Perforce, it is a history ... Read full review

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