The Spanish Civil War : Reaction, Revolution, and Revenge

The Spanish Civil War : Reaction, Revolution, and Revenge

Description

Paul Preston is the world's foremost historian of Spain. This surging history recounts the struggles of the 1936 war in which more than 3,000 Americans took up arms. Tracking the emergence of Francisco Franco's brutal (and, ultimately, extraordinarily durable) fascist dictatorship, Preston assesses the ways in which the Spanish Civil War presaged the Second World War that ensued so rapidly after it.

The attempted social revolution in Spain awakened progressive hopes during the Depression, but the conflict quickly escalated into a new and horrific form of warfare. As Preston shows, the unprecedented levels of brutality were burned into the American consciousness as never before by the revolutionary war reporting of Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Herbert Matthews, Vincent Sheean, Louis Fischer, and many others. Completely revised, including previously unseen material on Franco's treatment of women in wartime prisons, The Spanish Civil War is a classic work on this pivotal epoch in the twentieth century.


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Details

Author(s)
Paul Preston
Format
Paperback | 432 pages
Dimensions
140 x 208 x 28mm | 330g
Publication date
06 Jul 2007
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
Revised and Expanded Edition
ISBN10
0393329879
ISBN13
9780393329872
Bestsellers rank
308,633