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Antony Beevor provides a very illuminating account of the background and events 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 is much more clear in his explanations and much more thorough in his description of the actual war.
The only book about the Spanish Civil War I have read. Talk about self-inflicted wounds. The Republicans should have won but nasty Socialist, Anarchist, and Communist infighting... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Bravo16
He did a good job explaining a very confusing conflict. I read it on Kindle so the maps were not handy. That would have helped. Read morePublished 9 days ago by James I.
Well written and quite fascinating account of a vicious war.Published 23 days ago by I. E. Quastler
Good read for those of us who knew nothing about the Spanish Civil WarPublished 24 days ago by dpsteiger
I've been reading Antony Beevor, The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 (London: Phoenix, 2006), and just got through the intro and Part I, “Old Spain and the Second... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Geoffrey Fox
The writer was rather soft with the excesses from the Republic (6,800 religious people (priests, nuns, et al killed at sight like rabid dogs), etc.Published 1 month ago by Cristobal Sequeira
Great overview of all the events of the Spanish Civil War with an emphasis on battles and military aspects over political elements, though both are covered adequately. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Travis C. Reeder
A very objective review of the clash of communist and fascist ideologies resulting in the oppression of freedom and destruction of Spanish culture and community. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Howard A. Shallcross