- Paperback: 900 pages
- Publisher: Ignatius Press; First Thus edition (September 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1586170465
- ISBN-13: 978-1586170462
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 2.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,160,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cypresses Believe in God Paperback – September 1, 2005
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What an amazing book! Not only is the story gripping, but the characters have an unmatched depth. Human conflict, both internal and external is portrayed with impressive deftness. The most influential philosophical movements of the 20th century are embodied in likeable, lovable, and sympathetic characters (anarchism, existentialism, communism, catholocism, etc). The Alvear family is touched by each through people they meet, and through changes in their beloved Gerona. But the Alvear's somehow avoid being absorbed into any one ideology and thus remain the perfect referees to convey the meaning in all that happens during these tumultuous years.
If you like history: read this book.
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If you like a great story: read this book.
At least, that's what I tell all the people to whom I've given copies.
This work is highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome book about the Civil War in Spain. I learned about it in this book through believable Spanish characters,
and looking at the cover just now I teared remembering them... Read more
Not only is this the single best book ever written about the Spanish Civil War, it is one of the greatest novels of all time.Published on April 7, 2014 by Timothy Nielsen
a saga of the lead up to the spanish civil war.. published in spain during francos life it obviously pays attention to the fact he won the war.. Read morePublished on December 22, 2013 by J. craig
Would highly recommend this book. It is a long read, but extremely satisfying. I also appreciated the Catholic perspective. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by bookemdanno
Although Gironella was an apologist for Franco, his trilogy on the background, events, and aftermath of the Spanish Civil War (of which THE CYPRESSES BELIEVE IN GOD was the first)... Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Judy C.
The content of the book is great, see the other reviews here for summaries. Delivery was on time, 1 day early in fact. Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Aaron Rosenthal
Political without being pedantic, polemical, or didactic. Despite study, the Spanish Civil War remained an enigma; this book clarified matters. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by No King But Christ
The only book I have read in the last few years that measures up to the exquisite character development, historical scope, and moral clarity of this book is The Red Horse. Read morePublished on May 27, 2009 by G. Boggs
The Cypresses Believe in God is an astonishing depiction of how hatred of religion gradually tears apart human community -- perhaps a warning about America's future as well as an... Read morePublished on February 18, 2008 by Richard Stith