The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

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  • Title: The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
  • Author: Antony Beevor
  • ISBN: 9780143037651
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback

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  • Antony Beevor

    Antony James Beevor is a British historian, educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst He studied under the famous historian of World War II, John Keegan Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for 5 years before resigning his commission He has published several popular histories on the Second World War and 20th century in general.

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  • He puesto una traducci n espa ola abajo, en el spoiler As the Spanish Civil War proved, the first casualty of war is not truth, but its source the conscience and integrity of the individual.Anthony Beevor is a military historian and his book is mainly a record of armies and battles The forces that destabilized the government and created so much tension within the country are quickly summarized and the aftermath of the war its legacy, its lingering effects in Spanish political life, its wider sig [...]


  • I didn t know anything about the Spanish Civil War until I read this book And what an eye opener it is Spain in the 1930s was a country in transition It had just come out of the departure of King Alfonso XIII and a new republic was trying to get itself established But forces from across the political spectrum took turns weakening the Republic to further their own agenda the political and social conservatives who wanted to retain the status quo of monopoly of power and privilege the socialists, t [...]


  • I found this book nearly unreadable and gave up on it within the first 100 pages As such, take this review with that in mind since I didn t gut through it I had heard great things about Beevor s Stalingrad and may still read it someday The Battle for Spain , however, suffers from a few serious problems its choice to be a straight political history and Beevor s writing style I am not a fan of this kind of history writing It is top down narrative history at its worst It is no doubt invaluable as a [...]


  • An excellent analysis of a conflict in which the Spanish people are the filling in a sandwich, the slices comprising a fight between the extreme right and extreme left To make matters worse, as is well known, the conflict became the testing ground for Hitler and Stalin to play with their toys of war The book is well constructed, and very readable, suffering only from the author s mild tendency to repeat the lessons he wishes the reader to retain, in a schoolmasterish fashion Although the book is [...]


  • Even Antony Beevor Can t Simplify Such a Complicated Topic The Spanish Civil War is a significant 20th century historical event that is logically obscured by the enormity of the Second World War My rudimentary knowledge of the conflict led me to simplify it as a war between the Nazi supported Nationalists vs the Soviet supported Republicans oh how wrong I was My search to expand my knowledge of the Spanish Civil War both started and ended with the discovery Antony Beevor s THE BATTLE FOR SPAIN B [...]


  • Histories of wars, particularly ones involving contested political domains, tend to focus either on the battles, the personalities, the international struggles, or other specific aspects While Beevor s Battle for Spain isn t perfect, I give this book five stars because the mix is just right And for one of the most disputed wars in modern history, that is a major accomplishment.We can find any number of anarchist or Trotskyist reviews of the Spanish Civil War that heap blame on the Russians and t [...]


  • Antony Beevor is probably best known today for his lengthy histories of the battles of Stalingrad and Berlin, but this earlier narrative history of the Spanish Civil War matches both of these later works for grim and gripping detail One might expect a historian of the Second World War to treat the Spanish conflict as a prologue to that larger and deadlier global struggle, but Beevor sees that the civil war had great significance in its own right It was a struggle between ideologies, in which bot [...]


  • The new edition of Beevor s classical account of the Spanish Civil War does not disappoint the author s many fans His narrations of famous battles are outstanding, particularly in the cases of Teruel and Ebro His characterizations remain spot on Franco is wily as he sacrifices thousands of his men for political gains Aza a is decent but weak Largo Caballero is a poor man s Kerensky, whereas Negr n is a would be Stalin Communist leaders L ster and El Campesino quarrel as the front collapses Stali [...]


  • This must be the most balanced account of the Spanish Civil War ever published I say must be because this is the first one that I have read in its entirety up to now, I had only read the first volume of Hugh Thomas book, which was good, but left me a bit cold, to be honest so I don t think I would be fair if I said that it is the best and most balanced, in spite of having read reviews in the Spanish press that point in that direction I thoroughly enjoyed the first part of the book, which explain [...]


  • while having some factual information, so 2 stars rather than the one star the book mostly deserves, this book reaffirmed my decision not to ever read books about Spain written by Englishmen and stick with books written by native Spanish people as the clear anti Spanish bias that has been showing in pretty much all the English books featuring Spain or Spanish characters that I ve been reading for 40 years now shows very clearly herejust avoid


  • I ve been reading Antony Beevor, The Battle for Spain The Spanish Civil War 1936 1939 London Phoenix, 2006 , and just got through the intro and Part I, Old Spain and the Second Republic It s a marvelously clear, though overly concise, account of some of the key events and for this reason will be an excellent starting point for anyone new to the subject and a good refresher for those who already know some of it There is much to praise here but still, it left me unsatisfied It doesn t really expla [...]


  • I ve had this book 5 or 6 years Because I was intimidated by the complexity of the political events in Spain during the 1930s I d put off reading it Many years ago 1967 I read the Hugh Thomas history of the Spanish Civil War and had gotten lost in the mazes and Babel of parties right, center, and left, each accompanied by its own acronym and ideology Beevor does a good job in that regard He does what he can in his account to keep the fog away, to keep the parties and acryoyms tidily arranged and [...]


  • What a depressingly confusing and unmitigated mess human history can be.Overshadowed be the events that followed, you might have heard of WWII, the Spanish Civil War was at least in my education a mere blurb in the text book After having read Beevor s fairly comprehensive account of the war I have to wonder whether part of that oversight was due to the lack of anyone s ability to succinctly explain the events I certainly learned a lot from this book, but I m also certain that I still could not e [...]


  • Well, seven chapters 80 pages in, I have to acknowledge that I find Beevor s book pretty much unreadable It s a combination of poor organization it s hard to figure out at any given point where he is going with things he makes detours from a purely chronological account for no apparent reason and excessive, mind numbing detail in places A typical sentence Between 5 and 12 March he Mola had meetings with other key conspirators Orgaz, Goded, Ponte, Kindelan, Saliquet, Franco, Galarza, Fanjul and R [...]


  • Audio book A masterpiece of history on this depressing subject The 1930 s is a not a good era to look for the best of humanities achievements, and the Spanish civil war is near the nadir of that You have cold calculating dictators, idealists who would not negotiate with the ways of the real world, and revolutionary zealots on all sides It s akin to watching a train heading into the abyss, you know where it s going, you wanted it to change for the better and the rational part of you knows that it [...]



  • Franco did not so much win the war the republican commanders, with the odds already stacked heavily against them, squandered the courage and sacrifice of their troops and lost it Beevor s strength is his weakness He gives a balanced but bloodless account of the Spanish Civil War, 1936 39, which feels trustworthy because he criticizes both sides in equal measure yet, he fails to help the reader understand the volcanic passions that motivated the participants and killed a half million victims Beev [...]



  • History is written by the winners, reflects author, Anthony Beevor Unless the conflict was the Spanish Civil War That assertion made in the prologue haunted the rest of this excellent and detailed historical account of the conflict on the Iberian Peninsular that lasted from 1936 until 1939 The war is often portrayed by modern historian as a proxy war conducted by the Fascist states of Europe and their counterparts in the Second World War, The Allies Beevor tells us that this is only a part of th [...]


  • This book is the revised edition of Beevor s book, first published in the 1980s, about the Spanish Civil War After the fall of the monarchy in the early 1930s and substantial political conflict in the new republic with various left wing groups attempting local uprisings and using inflammatory language, in July of 1936 a number of generals launched a coup attempt against the republic The main instigator was not the eventual leader, Francisco Franco, but another general, Emilo Mola Franco rapidly [...]


  • The Spanish Civil War Brought to you by the same people who gave us the Inquisition Sometimes, everyone is to blame The Battle for Spain, which covers the Spanish Civil War, is a jaw dropping, mind blowing look at a clusterfck in motion War is a sad, sick state of affairs Civil wars are even worse I ve always been interested in the history of this war, though it s often a footnote when one looks at the political environment of Europe at the time This war was caused by a perfect storm of politica [...]


  • Leading up to the events of 1936 1939 the aristocracy, ruling elite and the Roman Catholic Church has become and distanced from the realities of everyday life in Spain Corruption was rife, inequalities profound This produced the ideal grounds for dissent and the setting up of a socialist state, much to the concern of the military of the time However, the form of the socialism was highly diverse ranging from anarchy to social conservatism with a large side order of communism The prospect of Spa [...]


  • 2008 04 12I really enjoyed the intimacy and depth of Beevor s Stalingrad The Siege, and this brought just as much effort to the Ej rcito Popular Republicanos struggle against Nicolas Franco s nacionales the Ej rcito Nacional, Catholic loyalists, fascist allies from Estado Novo, the Luftwaffe s Legion condor and Italy s Corpo Truppe Volontarie, and the bungling farce that was the League of Nations Non Intervention Committee.I read this book because the Spanish Civil War is mentioned all over the [...]


  • Awful, boring book Just like his book about Stalingrad.The introduction is nice, specially delineating the political context, but soon people and cities names are juggled around you, with no introduction, no explanation, no description, no flavour This is specially the case when the civil war proper, with military conflicts, starts.The narration is dry, just imagine general xxx never spoken before in the book went to city yyy never spoken before in the book, and you have no idea how the city is [...]


  • I read the English edition of this book which I understand is an abridged version of the original that was published in Spanish Abridged books often seem longer than the full versions because the author s argument gets mangled as the text gets cut I must say that of all the books that I have read by Beevor this one is most lacking in clarity and impact For a long time, we have regarded the Republicans including the communists who quickly assumed the leadership role who fought against Franco s na [...]



  • This book is a comprehensive and detailed account on the Spanish civil war Before reading it, I thought I knew roughly enough about the war and the role of countries like Germany and Italy on one hand, and the Soviet Union on the other Well, I did not Not to talk about the role of France and the United Kingdom, which did their best not to interfere and by doing so, ended up to taking sides At the end the republic had no one to turn to but the Soviet Union, which did not agree to lend a hand pure [...]


  • In July 1936, a group of generals, fearing socialist radicalization and aided at critical moments by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, rose against the Spanish government, eventually establishing the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, which, through careful realpolitik as lukewarm ally of the Axis and anti communist bulwark during the Cold War, lasted nearly fifty years The nature and origins of this conflict, however, tend to get overshadowed as they are compressed into a much larger and far myth [...]


  • Beevor s narrative is about as fluid as always I think it s just the subject matter itself that doesn t lend itself to straightforward analysis The sheer number of both internal and external political parties, governments, mercenaries, resistance movements, battle fronts makes tackling this topic difficult to begin with Ambivalence is what comes to mind when I think of the Spanish Civil War, mostly because it s very hard for me to reconcile the combatants rhetoric with their behavior Beevor and [...]


  • Fantastic read on a battle that seems to historically be swept under the carpet.Having not known too much about the Spanish Civil War beforehand this book really does put the internal political meat on the bones of the different factions involved As for the numerous external influences which contributed strategy, men and equipment, that would fill another 500 page book.The conflict was deemed a civil war with Spaniard against Spaniard but was also the weapon strategy catwalk for the axis nations [...]


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