–Vincent Sheean, The New York Times Book Review
"Stands without rivals as the most balanced and comprehensive book on the subject."
–American Historical Review --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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A through study of the Spanish Civil War. Sometimes tiring because the detail, but so comprehensive that I doubt that any other writing undressing this issue need to be attempted... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Juan L. Granados
This book is really a masterpiece about one of the greatest tragedies of the XX century; It is comprehensive and readable and most of it: you learn things not appearing in other... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ramon Mirabal
Hugh Thomas's history of the Spanish Civil War is quite detailed in terms of events, individuals, and the various competing influence groups. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J M Hayes
This is a great book but the kindle edition is faulty. On my kindle the links to the maps don't work properly.
Mr. Hugh Thomas excels in the practice and form of intellectual standard of writing that appears to present the historical facts, to the reader in a highly intelligent... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a book full of details and insights. It is not, however, the first book you should read on the Spanish Civil War. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Edwin Nunez
The Spanish Civil War is often read as a backdrop for the much larger Second World War and this is a solid approach to this regional conflict, but the conflict itself has had a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by David S. Wellhauser