"An impressive first-hand account of military aspects of the Spanish Civil War by an exceptional observer. A thorough and accurate presentation by Cortada."—Joan Maria Thomàs, professor of history, University Rovira-Virgili, Spain
"The most informative and objective volume of original military reports ever published in any language on the Spanish Civil War, the conflict that introduced World War II–type combined arms operations. Indispensable reading."—Stanley G. Payne, coeditor of the Journal of Contemporary History and author of Civil War in Europe, 1905-1949
"Drawing from the detailed wartime reports of American military attaché Col. Stephen O. Fuqua and his staff, James W. Cortada has created a work that is sure to become essential reading for those interested in the history of the Spanish Civil War."—José E. Álvarez, associate professor of history, University of Houston-Downtown
About the Author
James W. Cortada is the author of a dozen books on Spain, including Spain in the Nineteenth-Century World: Essays on Spanish Diplomacy, 1789–1898
, and two previous publications on the Spanish Civil War. He is also the author of dozens of articles on modern European and Spanish history. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.