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Book Review: The Pretty Sister Of José

The Pretty Sister Of José, by Frances Hodgson Burnett Frances Hodgson Burnett is known for a few books [1], and this is not one of them.  That is not to say that this is a bad book.  On the contrary, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle For Spain

The Battle For Spain:  The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939, by Antony Beevor It seems that almost in spite of himself the author has created a fair-minded if not particularly graciously so account of the Spanish Civil War.  Unless you have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lord Of All The Dead

Lord Of All The Dead:  A Nonfiction Novel, by Javier Cercas At the basis of this book there are two fundamentally flawed premises.  The first, and most germane to the topic of the book, is that the author seems to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hell And Good Company

Hell And Good Company:  The Spanish Civil War And The War It Made, by Richard Rhodes Why was this book made?  It seems as if the author looked at the large number of books that are written about the Spanish … Continue reading

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Book Review: Franco (Profiles In Power)

Franco (Profiles In Power), by Sheelagh Ellwood This book does not really need to exist.  I tend to question the sanity, as well as the wisdom, of someone who writes an obvious hackjob of a biography of someone for whom … Continue reading

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Book Review: Franco: A Biography (Fusi)

Franco:  A Biography, by J. Fusi This book is sort of the middle ground when it comes to biographies that one would expect about a man like Francisco Franco.  Some biographies view Franco as a great man and take his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Francisco Franco (Arraras)

Francisco Franco, by Joaquin Arraras This biography is a fascinating one in large part because it was written and published in 1938 in England while Franco was in the process of leading the Nationalist side to victory in the Spanish … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution, And Revenge

The Spanish Civil War:  Reaction, Revolution, And Revenge, by Paul Preston It is a hard thing to find a good book on the Spanish Civil War.  There is an oft-repeated saw that history is written by the winners, but in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Half Of Spain Died

Half Of Spain Died:  A Reappraisal Of The Spanish Civil War, by Herbert L. Matthews When your title is an obvious and hysterical overstatement of the truth (a lot of people in Spain died, but nowhere near half of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spanish Civil War (Jackson)

The Spanish Civil War, by Gabriel Jackson In some ways, it is nice to know that the New York Times has long had garbage-tier thoughts when it came to political matters.  This book is written by someone whose biases against … Continue reading

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