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Franco : a biography

Author: Paul Preston
Publisher: New York, NY : BasicBooks, a division of HarperCollins, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The critically acclaimed, definitive biography of the complex, elusive man credited with saving Spain from both the communists and Hitler as well as orchestrating the Spanish economic miracle of the 1960s.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Preston, Paul, 1946-
Franco.
New York, NY : BasicBooks, a division of HarperCollins, ©1994
(OCoLC)648565297
Named Person: Francisco Franco; Francisco Franco; Francisco Franco; Francisco Franco
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Preston
ISBN: 0465025153 9780465025152
OCLC Number: 30736425
Description: xxi, 1002 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The enigma of General Franco --
The making of a hero : 1892-1922 --
The making of a general : 1922-1931 --
In the cold : Franco and the Second Republic 1931-1933 --
In command : Franco and the Second Republic 1934-1936 --
The making of a conspirator : Franco and the Popular Front 1936 --
The making of a Generalisimo : July-August 1936 --
The making of a Caudillo : August-November 1936 --
Franco and the Siege of Madrid : October 1936-February 1937 --
The Axis connection : Guadalajara & Guernica March-April 1937 --
The making of a dictator : Franco & the unification April 1937 --
Franco's war of annihilation : May 1937-January 1938 --
Total victory : February 1938-April 1939 --
Basking in glory : the Axis partnership April-September 1939 --
The man who would be emperor : the defeat of France 1940 --
The price of empire : Franco and Hitler September-October 1940 --
In the wings : Franco & the Axis November 1940-February 1941 --
Towards a new crusade : February 1941-January 1942 --
Watching the tide turn : January-December 1942 --
The hero as chameleon : January 1943-January 1944 --
'Franco's victory' : January 1944-May 1945 --
The hero besieged : 1945-1946 --
A winning hand : 1947-1950 --
The sentinel of the west : 1950-1953 --
Years of triumph and crisis : 1953-1956 --
Learning to delegate : Homo Ludens 1956-1960 --
Intimations of mortality : 1960-1963 --
Preparing for immortality : 1964-1969 --
The long goodbye : 1969-1975 --
Epilogue: 'No enemies other than the enemies of Spain'.
Responsibility: Paul Preston.

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The critically acclaimed, definitive biography of the complex, elusive man credited with saving Spain from both the communists and Hitler as well as orchestrating the Spanish economic miracle of the 1960s.

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