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A great military history of the Spanish Civil War.
So I am left with a wonderfully written book with some minor short-comings that should be 5 stars, but a publishing edition that should get about 2 stars.
Beevor does an excellent job of sorting out the events and putting them in a well organized manner.
This is nothing less than I would expect from an historian of the calibre of Anthony Beevor. I have read much on the Spanish Civil War and I have a particular interest in it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Den
Great book! The one book to read about this part of 20th century history.Published 2 months ago by David J. Atkinson
Breevor warns us at the beginning that much of the new material used in The Battle For Spain was discovered after the Soviet Union dissolved freeing up closed archives hence a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert Mykle
I just can't get through this. It reads like a soap opera of he said she said. Painful. I know the topic is important but the author spins around around the various factions as if... Read morePublished 3 months ago by dgd
Battle for Spain is the best I have read about that awful war. Also helps understand about today's frightful war in Syria.Published 4 months ago by robert brke
If it wasn't for the death and tragedy the Spanish Civil War was a over long Monty Python sketch.
It was farcical with the splinter groups, all with their own agenda's. Read more
I think is a Great study over a bloody and unfair struggle. Also, I criticized the excess of military details which could be posted in specific chapters or anexes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mariano Garcia