The Spanish Civil War: reaction, revolution and revenge 9780007370061, 0007370067

A rousing and full-blooded account of the Spanish Civil War and the rise to prominence of General Franco. No modern conf

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The Spanish Civil War: reaction, revolution and revenge
 9780007370061, 0007370067

Table of contents :
Content: Acknowledgements --
List of plates --
Map of Spain --
Preface --
Introduction : the civil war seventy years on --
1. A divided society : Spain before 1931 --
2. The leftist challenge, 1931-1933 --
3. Confrontation and conspiracy, 1934-1936 --
4. "The map of Spain bleeds" : from coup d'état to civil war --
5. "Behind the gentleman's agreement" : the great powers betray Spain --
6. "Madrid is the heart" : the central epic --
7. Politics behind the lines : reaction and terror in the city of God --
8. Politics behind the lines : revolution and terror in the city of the devil --
9. Defeat by instalments --
10. Franco's peace --
Epilogue --
Principal characters --
Glossary --
List of abbreviations --
Biographical essay --
Index.

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