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Franco : a personal and political biography

Author: Stanley G Payne; Jesús Palacios
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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General Francisco Franco ruled Spain for nearly forty years, as one of the most powerful and controversial leaders in that nation's long history. He has been the subject of many biographies, several of them more than a thousand pages in length, but all the preceding works have tended toward one extreme of interpretation or the other. This is the first comprehensive scholarly biography of Franco in English that is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Francisco Franco; Francisco Franco; Francisco Franco; Francisco Franco
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley G Payne; Jesús Palacios
ISBN: 9780299302108 0299302105
OCLC Number: 872562093
Description: xii, 617 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The making of a Spanish officer (1892-1913) --
2. The youngest general in Europe (1913-1926) --
3. Director of the General Military Academy (1926-1931) --
4. From ostracism to Chief of Staff (1931-1936) --
5. The destruction of Republican democracy (1936) --
6. Franco becomes Generalissimo (1936) --
7. Forging a dictatorship (1936-1939) --
8. Winning the Civil War (1936-1939) --
9. Franco and the Nationlist Repression (1936-1945) --
10. From civil war to world war (1939-1940) --
11. The great temptation (1940-1941) --
12. Surviving World War II (1941-1945) --
13. Franco at bay (1945-1953) --
14. Franco at his zenith (1953-1959) --
15. Franco at home --
16. Development dictator (1959-1964) --
17. Facing the future (1964-1969) --
18. Franco and the modernization of Spain --
19. Twilight years (1969-1974) --
20. The death of Franco (1974-1975) --
Conclusion: Franco in the perspective of history --
Index.
Responsibility: Stanley G. Payne and Jesus Palacios.

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The first comprehensive scholarly biography of Franco in English, presenting an objective and deeply researched account of the Spanish dictator's personal, professional, and political life.  Read more...

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