The Spanish Civil War

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Modern Library, 2001 - 1096 Seiten
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A masterpiece of the historian's art, Hugh Thomas's The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised and updated with significant new material, including new revelations about atrocities perpetrated against civilians by both sides in this epic conflict, this "definitive work on the subject" (Richard Bernstein, The New York Times) has been given a fresh face forty years after its initial publication in 1961. In brilliant, moving detail, Thomas analyzes a devastating conflict in which the hopes, dreams, and dogmas of a century exploded onto the battlefield. Like no other account, The Spanish Civil War dramatically reassembles the events that led a European nation, in a continent on the brink of world war, to divide against itself, bringing into play the machinations of Franco and Hitler, the bloodshed of Guernica, and the deeply inspiring heroics of those who rallied to the side of democracy. Communists, anarchists, monarchists, fascists, socialists, democrats -- the various forces of the Spanish Civil War composed a fabric of the twentieth century itself, and Thomas masterfully weaves the diffuse and fascinating threads of the war together in a manner that has established the book as a genuine classic of modern history.
 

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Seminal book - still the best account and analysis for me Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Excellent history of the Spanish Civil War, and how it influenced and was influenced by other events in Europe at the time (Munich, etc.). Even-handed and very thorough. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Division of Spain October 1937 71
1
Regions and provinces of Spain
15
Spanish Morocco 1 7
90
The revolution in Asturias 1034 1 30
129
Madrid during the Second Republic 14 2
142
Spanish military arrangements 1036
167
RISING AND REVOLUTION
187
Captain Bebbs flightJuly 1936
202
The battles around Madrid November 1036March 1037
587
Division of Spain March 1037 502
596
The War of Two Counter Revolutions 65 5
655
Naval NonIntervention Patrol
664
The battle of Brunete July 1937 69 2
694
The Santander campaign August 1937
698
The Aragon offensive AugustOctober 1937
706
The Asturias campaign SeptemberOctober 1037
709

BarcelonaJuly 1936 22 2
222
Division of Spain at the end of July 1936 24 5
301
The Catalan invasion of Aragon JulyAugust 1936
305
The advance of the Army of Africa AugustOctober 1936
359
The campaign in Guipuzcoa AugustSeptember 1936
366
The invasion of Majorca August 1936 3 69
369
Division of Spain August 1036 3 80
420
World War in MINIATURE 45 I
451
The battle of Madrid November 1036 46 1
461
The fighting for Malaga February 1937
568
The battle of the Jarama February 1937
573
The battle of Guadalajara March 1937
582
The battle of Teruel December 1937February 1938
769
The campaigns in Aragon and the Levante MarchJuly 1938
779
Division of Spain July 1938 81 1
819
The campaign in Catalonia December 1938January 1939
847
Division of Spain February 1939
862
THE SPANISH BOURBONS AND I
1014
THE LIKE AND DEATH OF THE PESETA
932
Appendix Four GUERNICA
947
Select Bibliography
964
Index 995
995
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Über den Autor (2001)

Hugh Thomas is the author of numerous works of history, including Conquest: Montezuma, Cortés, and the Fall of Old Mexico and Cuba, or The Pursuit of Freedom. He lives in London.

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