The Battle for Spain by Antony Beevor
The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

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A fresh and acclaimed account of the Spanish Civil War by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall Of Berlin 1945

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War's outbreak, Antony Beevor has written a completely updated and revised account of one of the most bitter and hard-fought wars of the twentieth century. With new material gleaned from the Russian archives and numerous other sources, this brisk and accessible book (Spain's #1 bestseller for twelve weeks), provides a balanced and penetrating perspective, explaining the tensions that led to this terrible overture to World War II and affording new insights into the war-its causes, course, and consequences.


About Antony Beevor

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ANTONY BEEVOR is the bestselling author of five nonfiction books, including The Battle for Spain, Paris After the Liberation: 1944–1949, Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and The Fall of Berlin 1945, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustee's Award.
Published June 1, 2006 by Penguin Books. 560 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Beevor aptly quotes Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: "A civil war is not a war but a sickness."

Jun 23 2006 | Read Full Review of The Battle for Spain: The Spa...

The American Catholic

When the narrative deals with a priest, a policeman, a Socialist, a bootblack, it is essential to remember that it is dealing with a Spanish priest, a Spanish policeman, a Spanish Socialist, a Spanish bootblack, not with generic types.

Jul 21 2016 | Read Full Review of The Battle for Spain: The Spa...

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