The Battle for Spain

The Battle for Spain

The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Book - 2006
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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

Beevor's Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge is now available from Viking Books

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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2006
ISBN: 9780143037651
014303765X
Branch Call Number: 946.081 BEE
Characteristics: xxxii, 526 p. : ill., maps, [24] p. of plates ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

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nrowlands Dec 06, 2016

A thorough deconstruction of this bizarre war. While the complexity of the conflict and its numerous factions and figures can be overwhelming at times, the storytelling of Beevor allowed me to persevere through the confusing bits. I found this a very rewarding read.

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DenisDesautels
Jun 01, 2015

This is a text book, not an interesting read as the layout is to complex. Got the gist of the conflict but was difficult to follow. Also many Spanish terms could have been translated for easier reference.

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DougKJohnson
Sep 16, 2013

With the myriad of names and acronyms this book can be a bit of a tough read at times. More so than Beevor's other books. Very informative and interesting nonetheless.

jlazcan Oct 26, 2011

If you want to understand what happened during the Spanish Civil War you will find it in this book. Beevor does a great job and the book is very informative. It follows the politics leading up to the war and follows the war as it progresses. The book has maps that update you on the progress of both campaigns. This book covers an important period in history that some say was the beginning of WWII.

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