The Battle for Spain
The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
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|Format:||Paperback, 624 pages|
|Other Information: ||51, 12 maps|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 24 May 2007|
The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against Franco was one of the most hard-fought and bitterest conflicts of the 20th century: a war of atrocities and political genocide and a military testing ground before WWII for the Russians, Italians and Germans, whose Condor Legion so notoriously destroyed Guernica. Antony Beevor's account narrates the origins of the Civil War and its violent and dramatic course from the coup d'etat in July 1936 through the savage fighting of the next three years which ended in catastrophic defeat for the Republicans in 1939. And he succeeds especially well in unravelling the complex political and regional forces that played such an important part in the origins and history of the war.
About the Author
Antony Beevor served as a regular officer in the 11th Hussars in Germany. His latest work, A WRITER AT WAR - VASILY GROSSMAN WITH THE RED ARMY 1941-1945, is an edition, with his Russian researcher, Dr Luba Vinogradova, of Grossman's wartime notebooks. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres in France, Beevor has been chairman of Society of Authors; he is a visiting professor at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is married to the writer Artemis Cooper.
Sales of STALINGRAD and BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL over two and a half million copies Already reprinted four times in hardback BBC 'Timewatch' (BBC2) planning documentary Nine weeks at No 1 in Spanish bestseller lists A Sunday Times bestseller Awarded 2005 La Vanguardia Prize for Non-Fiction in Spain STALINGRAD and BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL have been translated into 25 languages and won a plethora of the major prizes 'Fascination lies in the human drama, superbly captured by Beevor... a vivid chronicle of a dreadful time and place' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'He has produced a moving masterpiece of the indictment of war' Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, The TLS 'An admirably clear-sighted account...Beevor's understanding of warfare and tactics is second to none...This is a great achievement' Miranda France, Daily Telegraph
'exhaustive and admirably clear account.' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'the definitive book on the subject.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
|Publisher: ||Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 13.0 x 4.0 centimeters (0.71 kg)|