–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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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 1 month ago by David S. Wellhauser
Very good history. Well written and structured, easy to follow. Not a quick read, but worth the time spent for certain.Published 2 months ago by Neil Eurick
It truly IS the definite volume on the Spanish Civil War. More than the casual man off the street might want to know perhaps, but it is all there! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thomas Martin
This book offers no excitement, only really overwhelming attention to detail, but not the kind of details that carry a reader along. Read morePublished 9 months ago by eledavf Vivian
This book is poorly written and leaves many things unexplained. It also does not give due credit to the Anarchists who were the main body of people that fought to create a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jtr24
The most comprehensive and most unbiased work on the Spanish civil war.Published 10 months ago by Jacques Groen
This is one of the better books written about the Spanish Civil War. Due to the author's pro-Nationalist bias nothing is said about Franco's repression after the end of the war. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Pedro
Hugh Thomas knows a lot about his subject matter, but he's a poor writer, seemingly unable to explain things clearly. Too bad. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Larson Juhl
This was a gift and my son-in-law loves it! As he told my daughter: "This is THE authoritative work on the Spanish civil war. Read morePublished 18 months ago by D. Domingo-Foraste