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ISBN:
0393345912
Author:
Paul Preston
Category:
World
Language:
English
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (August 26, 2013)
Pages:
736 pages
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Paul Preston’s The Spanish Holocaust, is the most illuminating study I have seen of the complex, modern conflict that observers of Spain today still find difficult to understand. Anyone wanting to know modern Spain will read with great interest, this brilliant, well-informed analysis.

Paul Preston’s The Spanish Holocaust, is the most illuminating study I have seen of the complex, modern conflict that observers of Spain today still find difficult to understand. John Brademas, author of Anarcosindicalismo y revolución en Espana, 1930-37. Unflinchingly, Preston sifts through the pillage, torture, and mass executions of this bleak chapter in Spanish history.

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Paul Preston, author of The Spanish Civil War, Franco and Juan Carlos, and The Spanish Holocaust, is the world's foremost historian on twentieth-century Spain. A professor at the London School of Economics, he lives in London. Библиографические данные. The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain.

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Selected as the Sunday Times History Book of the Year for 2012, this is a meticulous work of scholarship from the foremost historian of 20th-century Spain. The brutal, murderous persecution of Spaniards between 1936 and 1945 is a truth that should have been told long ago.

The Spanish Holocaust is a masterful non-military history of the Spanish Civil Wa. For anybody interested in 20th Century history, or in Spain, or even the current European debate, this brilliant book is essential reading. by Clive O. on September 20, 2019.

For anybody interested in 20th Century history, or in Spain, or even the current European debate, this brilliant book is essential reading. Those culpable for crimes committed on both sides of the Civil War are named; their victims identified. The Spanish Holocaust' illuminates one of the darkest, least-known eras of modern European history.

Recent books include ones on the subject of foreign correspondents who reported on the Spanish Civil War and Franco's control of. The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain, pg.

Recent books include ones on the subject of foreign correspondents who reported on the Spanish Civil War and Franco's control of his generals. This book represents a challenge to the pact of forgetting, examining the many deaths and atrocities associated with the Spanish Civil War, and following the Francoist repression into the early 1950s. The book was criticised by Stanley Payne; while Payne did praise Preston for his depth and breadth. 530.

In Spain today, the civil war triggered three quarters of a century ago is still . Paul Preston will be speaking at the 'Independent' Bath Literature Festival on Wednesday 7 March (bathlitfest.

In Spain today, the civil war triggered three quarters of a century ago is still "the past that has not passed away". Preston's book tells the harrowing story of this "cleansing" war of terror as it unfolded across the entirety of Spain's territory.

Long neglected by European historians, the unspeakable atrocities of Franco’s Spain are finally brought to tragic light in this definitive work.

Evoking such classics as Anne Applebaum’s Gulag and Robert Conquest’s The Great Terror, The Spanish Holocaust sheds light on one of the darkest and most unexamined eras of modern European history. As Spain finally reclaims its historical memory, a full picture can now be drawn of the atrocities of Franco’s Spain―from torture and judicial murders to the abuse of women and children. Paul Preston provides an unforgettable account of the systematic terror carried out by Spain’s fascist government. 16 pages of illustrations
  • Puchock
By many standards, Francisco Franco, the Spanish dictator in power from 1939-1975 is a forgotten murderer and despot. By virtue of his longevity in office and the increasing irrelevancy of Spain as a major international power, his regime seemed to become more of a relic; a lingering curio from another era with a bemedaled, pot-bellied, prancing buffoon in the seat of power. Yet, the catalogue of his crimes is vast and rivals the depredations of Pol Pot and Stalin, but is second to those of his supporters in Nazi Germany, both in terms of scale and mechanization, though perhaps not in brutality.

To refresh and reveal to the annals of history these overlooked and/or submerged murders, Paul Preston has assembled this prodigious record of Francoist regime crimes. The catalogue is so extensive it's oftentimes overwhelming. The utterly gratuitous and generally vengeful murders, usually conducted by feudal landlords and their mercenary minions, adds another revolting dimension to the crimes. Yet, Franco and his fascist paladins reveled in the carnage. True enough that Francoist Spain eventually became a minor pariah on the international scene, yet justice was never administered by the UN or other nations, even including those of the Warsaw Pact.

Because of the encylopedic nature of this history, it's sometimes difficult reading. The book strives for (and succeeds) status as an academic reference. Nonetheless, even a cursory reading is useful, especially as context for the Civil War: Franco's African Army pioneered the methods used domestically overseas, a fact well known to his opponents at the time of his rebellion. Plus, the Nazi and Italian Fascist regimes were able to refine many military techniques (e.g., terror bombing) used to great avail during WW-2 during this conflict.

In the final analysis, the fact that a book like this one is needed is testimony to the fact that, as Dostoevsky once wrote in "The House of the Dead", "Man is a creature that can get used to anything and I think that is the best definition of him". It seems that forgetting is a convenient means of accomplishing that end and Preston's book is a good corrective for those who are determined to remember.
  • Hiylchis
I'm about half way through this after three weeks or so. Truth to tell, it's not easy to read. Oh, it's well written, shows immense research, and is a must-read for those who are interested in the Spanish Civil War, which I have been since reading Orwell and Hugh Thomas in college back in the 60's. But the steady, relentless, accumulation of descriptions of killing makes me put the book down after 20 or 30 minutes. Preston doesn't hide his preference for the Republican side (which I share), but it doesn't really matter since there are 123 pages of notes (plus an index) included which back him up, most of which seem to be from contemporary sources. Lots of fascinating detail. Who knew that Franco and his military colleagues were firm believers in "The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion" and the international Jewish-Semitic-Masonic conspiracy? If you have space on a shelf reserved for books about the Civil War in Spain this should be there. It has photographs, too. It was interesting to compare the photo of Franco and Hitler with the one of Franco and Eisenhower which I saw on a Spanish tv documentary. Eisenhower must have known how many murders Franco was responsible for. Realpolitik.
  • Early Waffle
This is a in detailed history of Spain before and during the Spanish Civil War 1936-39. Very moving account from both sides of the struggle. It is hard to believe the vicious way this war was carried out by both sides. Just about as many people were executed by firing squad as died in combat during the war. Excellent read and well worth the time. A very memorable book. Rick
  • Sti
Too much detail on some things but it is informative.
  • Clever
Preston is not only an excellent historian, but also one who can give perspective and objectivity to his beloved Spain. What a history! So dark and menacing. This wonderful country can't simply walk away from it all, it has to be somehow delivered!
  • Agagamand
WOW very thorough, very confronting and quiet scary. It looks as if history may repeat it's self. That would be a true tragedy for such a beautiful country.
  • Darksinger
My husband love dthis book
GREAT BOOK