Franco: A Biography

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BasicBooks, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 1002 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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Generalissimo Franco (1892-1975) ruled Spain with an iron hand for nearly 40 years. Now, almost two decades after his death, Preston (international history, London Sch. of Economics) has assembled a ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

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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