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The life and death of the Spanish Republic : a witness to the Spanish Civil War

Author: Henry Buckley; Paul Preston
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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"The author combines personal recollections of meetings with the great politicians of the day with reports of the dramatic events he witnessed. Buckley arrived in Spain prior to the outbreak of the war and was one of the few correspondents who had a real understanding of Spain - its people, politics and culture." --Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: Henry Buckley; Henry Buckley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Buckley; Paul Preston
ISBN: 9781780764290 1780764294 9781780769318 1780769318
OCLC Number: 824183185
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 431 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The humane observer: Henry Buckley / Paul Preston --
Foreword --
1. The Spain I found --
2. Death of a dictator --
3. Jaca: a successful failure --
4. Curtain to a régime --
5. A republic is born --
6. The king's record --
7. Trouble in the republic --
8. Words- not deeds --
9. A middle-class republic --
10. August fireworks --
11. Bad days for the republic --
12. Vatican policy in Spain --
13. Lerroux in Spain --
14. Semana santa --
15. Juan march --
16. The storm-clouds gather --
17. To save the republic --
18. No dictatorship --
19. The republic marks time --
20. Azaňa has no answer --
21. Victory --
22. Adrift after victory --
23. Personal reactions --
24. The explosion --
25. Off to the front --
26. Moors in Castile --
27. Franco advances from the south --
28. Toledo in peace and war --
29. The telephone building --
30. Madrid is saved --
31. A count in gaol --
32. Attempts to surround Madrid --
33. The Battle of Guadalajara --
34. New tactics --
35. Coronation interlude --
36. Admiral Raeder shells Almeria --
37. In Caux-sur-Montreux --
38. Prieto as War Minister --
39. Teruel for the republic --
40. Franco wins the Battle of Aragon --
41. Enrique Lister --
42. On Valencia, journalism and other matters --
43. The toll of human suffering --
44. Dr. Juan Negrin --
45. A closed frontier and a crumbling front --
46. Parliament in a dungeon --
47. The end of a republic.
Responsibility: Henry Buckley ; introduction by Paul Preston.
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