Paul Preston

Paul Preston
The London School of Economics and Political Science | LSE · Department of International History

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This book is a compilation of several articles about the Spanish Civil War by different authors each one dealing with a matter.
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Orwell's Homage to Catalonia is included in most lists of important books on the Spanish Civil War despite being simply a vivid eye-witness account of just two fragments of the war. It demonstrates little understanding of Spanish or Catalan politics and does not present a reliable analysis of the broader politics of the war and particularly of its...
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To a large extent, the reaction of foreign powers dictated both the course and the outcome of the Civil War. The policies of four of the five major protagonists, Britain, France, Germany and Italy were substantially influenced by hostility to the fifth, the Soviet Union. Suspicion of the Soviet Union had been a major determinant of the internationa...
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George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia is included in most lists of important books on the Spanish Civil War, despite being simply a vivid eye-witness account of just two fragments of the war. It demonstrates little understanding of Spanish or Catalan politics and does not present a reliable analysis of the broader politics of the war and particularly...
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One of Britain’s greatest historians, the intellectual and literary heir to Richard Ford and Gerald Brenan, died on 19 April 2015. Sir Raymond Carr, born Albert Raymond Maillard Carr on 11 April 1919 in Bath, was the grandson of a blacksmith and the son of Reginald Carr, a village schoolmaster in Dorset, and of Ethel Graham, who worked in the villa...
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The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain's turbulent 20th century. From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party, effectively lead for two decades by Santiago Carrillo, was the most determined opponent of General Franco's Nationalist regime. Admired by many on the left as a revolutionary and...
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Biografía del líder comunista español Santiago Carrillo, figura fundamental del siglo XX. El fallecimiento de Santiago Carrillo el 18 de septiembre de 2012 puso fin a noventa y siete años vividos intensamente y en primera fila de la política. Hijo de Wenceslao Carrillo, dirigente socialista, su primer recuerdo era visitar a su padre en prisión. Aú...
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The leading historian on the Spanish Civil War reveals the truth about one of the most horrifying events of the twentieth century – the destruction of Guernica. Guernica, a quiet market town in the Basque region of northern Spain. On Monday 26 April 1937, as the Spanish Civil War raged, the market square was busy with farmers and townspeople. Just...
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Long neglected by European historians, the unspeakable atrocities of Franco's Spain are finally brought to tragic light in this definitive work. The remains of General Francisco Franco lie in an immense mausoleum near Madrid, built with the blood and sweat of twenty thousand slave laborers. His enemies, however, met less-exalted fates. Besides tho...
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Right-Wing Spain in the Civil War Era explores the lives of the leading Spanish conservatives in the turbulent period 1914-1945. The volume is a collection of biographies of the most important figures of the Spanish Right during the last years of the Restoration, the Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, the Second Republic, the Civil War and the early...
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El autor de esta obra es uno de los grandes hispanistas británicos interesados en dar cuenta de la historia reciente de España, particularmente durante la Segunda República y la Guerra Civil. En esta obra busca ofrecer un perfil desprejuiciado de Francisco Franco, el dictador que derrocó a la república y ejerció el poder por más de treinta años.
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This is a Catalan translation of the book "El gran manipulador. La mentira cotidiana de Franco", ISBN 9788466638296 (Author working on producing an up-to-date version in English to be called The Great Manipulator: The Fictions of Franco)
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Thousands of men and women from all around the world flocked to join the International Brigades believing that to fight for the Spanish Republic was to fight for the very survival of democracy and civilisation against the assault of fascism. And alongside the regular troops sent by Hitler and Mussolini to support Franco and the military rebels, a s...
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This is a Catalan translation of "We saw Spain die: foreign correspondents in the Spanish Civil War", published by Constable, ISBN 9781845298517
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This is a Spanish translation of "We saw Spain die: foreign correspondents in the Spanish Civil War", published by Constable, ISBN 9781845298517
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One of the most impressive, lasting and least known features of the International Brigades was the contribution of their medical services. Impressive, because not all health professionals take their Hippocratic oath seriously, and the doctors and nurses of the International Brigades not only made the same gestures of courage and solidarity as the o...
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"Las fotos que hicieron historia" reúnen por primera vez en el panorama editorial, los mejores documentos gráficos de la Guerra Civil procedentes de todos los archivos españoles e internacionales, y de los fotógrafos más representativos que estuvieron presentes en la contienda. El prestigioso historiador e hispanista Paul Preston es el autor del e...
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Una de las dimensiones más impresionantes, más duraderas y menos conocidas de las Brigadas Internacionales era la aportación de sus servidos médicos. Las aportaciones de los distintos médicos, españoles e internacionales, fueron de una importancia colosal en el desarrollo posterior de la medicina traumatològica, en guerra y en paz. Menos conocida f...
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The role of the Spanish Right in the course of the twentieth-century has been a neglected area of academic study. The Politics of Revenge redresses this providing a succinct and disturbing account.
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Spanish translation of *The Triumph of Democracy in Spain*.
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Spanish translation of "The Coming of the Spanish Civil War: Reform Reaction and Revolution in the Second Spanish Republica 1931-1936".
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An account of the Spanish civil war which portrays the struggles of the war, as well as discussing the wider implications of the revolution in the Republican zone, the emergence of brutal dictatorship on the nationalist side and the extent to which the Spanish war prefigured World War II.
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BOTH during his lifetime, and after his death, General Franco was reviled by his enemies on the left and subjected to the most absurd adulation by his admirers on the right. As the victor in a bloody civil war which inflamed passions throughout the world, that is hardly surprising. Leaving aside his personal political success in remaining in power...
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The Hitler/Franco encounter at Hendaye in October 1940 was a central myth of Francoist propaganda. Allegedly, faced with threats and blandishments to force Spain into war on the Axis side, Franco coolly stood his ground and thereby secured Spanish neutrality. However, there is little evidence that Hitler did threaten Franco. His purpose in travelli...
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Who's Who in the History of Cartography, the International Guide to the Subject (D8). Edited by Mary Alice Lowenthal. Tring: Map Collector Publications for Imago Mundi, 1995. ISBN 0 906430 15 1. Pp. 269. STG£24.00 (paper). The Mapping of California as an Island: An Illustrated Checklist. By Glen McLaughlin with Nancy H. Mayo. California Map Society...
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One of the more bizarre consequences of the Bolshevik revolution was that the years from 1918 to 1939 were an era of virtually uninterrupted working-class defeat. There were innumerable heroic episodes but the overall trend was catastrophic. The crushing of revolution in Germany and Hungary after the First World War was followed by the destruction...
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The adoption of the Popular Front strategy at the Seventh Congress of the Comintern in July and August 1935 ensured that popular frontism would be thereafter inevitably and inextricably associated with the international communist movement. Of the two countries where the strategy had greatest success, the more dramatic and long-lived experiment was...
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Out of the social and economic turmoil of Europe in the 1930s, the Popular Front emerged as the spearhead of the left's bid to stop fascism in its tracks. Fifty years on from the birth of the Popular Front this edited collection assesses the impact of the idea of bourgeois-proletarian alliance on the European left as a whole. It also examines the f...
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On 29 and 30 June 1976, a Conference of Communist and Workers’ Parties was held in East Berlin. Although the meeting had been jointly inspired by the Italian Communist Party and the Polish United Workers’ Party, the dominant note was struck by the Spaniard Santiago Carrillo. The speech made by the Secretary General of the Partido Comunista de Españ...