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on 3 May 2014
Baxell's excellent books, "Unlikely Warriors", and and "British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War", and Boyd Haycock's equally engrossing "I am Spain", led me to want to understand better the wider context of the war, and more understanding of the detail of the internal politics that led to this conflict.

This desire was completely met by Beevor's meticulously scholarly and balanced analysis, which is extremely readable and superbly crafted. He gives a clear account of the complex political and historical processes which culminated in this most destructive conflict, which foreshadowed the Second World War, analysing the strategic and political stresses which led to the ultimate downfall of the Republic, as well as the inept handling, by the British and French Governments, of the time of the Non Intervention pact, which allowed German and Italian materiel and forces to determine its outcome.

Superb, and highly recommended.
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on 12 June 2017
It is a very dense and complex story with all the names, organisations and locations bring in Spanish. I have tried reading the book which I found impenetrable, but this audio book makes it much clearer. Really good.
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on 19 January 2014
An incredible story that everyone should read, if only to ensure that nothing like it ever happens again. The large number of factions are difficult to come to terms with at first but fall in to place and reading gets easier as the book proceeds. Any one interested in 20th century history hold read this book and everyone should be interested in that history. This book is not just about Spain!
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on 29 May 2016
Excellent book telling the complicated story of the tragedy of the fall of the republic in an intelligent manner.
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on 30 May 2017
The book gets right into the heart of the battle with ordinary soldiers stories and shows what a living he'll the battle was
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on 3 July 2016
Very good it makes you think how a country can turn on it self and why the rest of the world stood by and did nothing to stop a despot
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on 4 May 2017
Brilliantly written - it must have been hell
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on 24 June 2017
Very enjoyable and informative.
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on 18 March 2017
What a writer.
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on 15 June 2017
Brilliant
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