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The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution, and Revenge

by Paul Preston Author

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 extraordinarily durable) fascist dictatorship, Preston assesses the ways the Spanish Civil War presaged the Second World War. As Preston shows, the unprecedented levels of brutality were exposed to American consciousness by the revolutionary war reporting of Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Herbert Matthews, 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. (Short Discount)