1300 187 187
 
The Battle for Spain : The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 - Antony Beevor

The Battle for Spain

The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

Paperback

Published: 1st July 2009
Ships: 10 to 14 business days
10 to 14 business days
RRP $29.99
$24.95
17%
OFF

The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against Franco was one of the most hard-fought and bitterest conflicts of the 20th century: a war of atrocities and political genocide and a military testing ground before WWII for the Russians, Italians and Germans, whose Condor Legion so notoriously destroyed Guernica. Antony Beevor's account narrates the origins of the Civil War and its violent and dramatic course from the coup d'etat in July 1936 through the savage fighting of the next three years which ended in catastrophic defeat for the Republicans in 1939. And he succeeds especially well in unravelling the complex political and regional forces that played such an important part in the origins and history of the war.

exhaustive and admirably clear account. THE SUNDAY TIMES the definitive book on the subject. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

ISBN: 9780753821657
ISBN-10: 0753821656
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 1st July 2009
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.6  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 0.71

Antony Beevor

Antony James Beevor, FRSL (born 14 December 1946) is a British historian, educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. He studied under the famous military historian John Keegan. Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for five years before resigning his commission. He has published several popular histories on World War II and the 20th century in general. Antony holds an Honorary DLitt from the University of Bath, awarded in 2010, and a honorary doctorate from the University of Kent, awarded in 2004. He is also a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Visit Antony Beevor's Booktopia Author Page