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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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Book Review: The Spanish Civil War (Ranzato)

The Spanish Civil War, by Gabrielle Ranzato You know a book about the Spanish Civil War is not going to be any good when it is part of a Traveller’s history series and views the rapine and theft and violence … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

The Spanish Civil War:  A Very Short Introduction, by Helen Graham Short introductions certainly have their place.  Despite long having at least some interest in civil wars, I have been surprised to find that some twenty thousand books or more … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spanish Civil War (Purcell)

The Spanish Civil War, by Hugh Percell Before I review this book, I feel it necessary to point out the perspective by which I judge a book on this particular subject.  If a book views the side of anarchists, Communists, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire: How Spain Became A World Power 1492-1763

Empire:  How Spain Became A World Power 1492-1763, by Henry Kamen There are a great many writers, some who fancy themselves historians, who complain about the sorts of biases that histories often have in emphasizing only certain players.  This book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spain: A Unique History

Spain:  A Unique History, Stanley G. Payne What makes this book a unique history is something that will either likely win over or alienate the readers of this book, and that is the author’s personal touch and his replacement of … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Unwanted War

An Unwanted War:  The Diplomacy Of The United States & Spain Over Cuba 1895-1898, by John L. Offner Diplomatic history is one of the more underrated genres of history, and this book is certainly a worthwhile history that examines a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lions Of Al-Rassan

The Lions Of Al-Rassan, by Guy Gavriel Kay One of the patterns that the author has shown in his alternate universe is the way that he looks at hinges in history, where characters have to deal with the consequences of … Continue reading

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