ScanningWWII.com
ScanningWWII's WWII Store
  • 599 items in the WWII Store

  • Show listings by category...

WWII Store ( main )
Rate this item

The Spanish Civil War:

Reaction, Revolution, and Revenge

Paperback (432 pages), kindle
Tracking the emergence of Francisco Franco's brutal (and, ultimately, extraordinarily durable) fascist dictatorship, this surging history recounts the struggles of the 1936 war in which more than 3,000 Americans took up arms.

The Spanish Civil War:

The definitive work on the Spanish Civil War, a classic of modern historical scholarship and a masterful narrative.

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.

The Spanish Civil War...

Related Scanning WWII links...

  • 19 Jul 36: Franco appeals to Germany and Italy for volunteer fighters
  • 01 Oct 36: Franco becomes dictator of Spain, declared Head of State
  • 07 May 37: German Condor Legion Fighter Group arrives in Spain to assist
  • 28 Mar 39: The Spanish Civil War finally comes to an end
  • 06 Feb 41: Hitler makes last appeal to Franco to enter the war

Related WWII Store items...

ScanningWWII.com

Scanning WWII is a project of the Arnett Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, Mesa, Arizona © 2005—2019