The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge

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Harper Perennial, 2006 - Politics and government - 381 pages
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Presenting a full-blooded account of the pivotal period in 20th-century European history, this book recounts the struggles of the war, analyses the wider implications of the revolution in the Republican zone, and assesses the ways in which the Spanish Civil War was a portent of the Second World War that ensued so rapidly after it.

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Preston's treatise was praised by critics when it debuted in 1986. This edition has been revised and expanded with new info, including details on Franco's treatment of imprisoned women. One of the best books on the subject is now even better. Read full review

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Paul Preston is Príncipe de Asturias Professor of Contemporary Spanish History at the LSE. He has frequently acted as a commentator on Spanish affairs on radio and television and in print in both Britain and Spain. His many books include 'The Politics of Revenge: Fascism and the Military in Twentieth-Century Spain', 'Franco: A Biography', 'Doves of War: Four Women of Spain' and 'Juan Carlos'. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, was made a Comendador de la Orden de Mérito Civil by King Juan Carlos of Spain, and in 2000 was awarded a CBE.

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