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Preston, Paul 1946-

Overview
Works: 251 works in 1,775 publications in 7 languages and 25,064 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Personal narratives  Comic books, strips, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Nonfiction comics 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Other, edc, Performer
Classifications: DP269, 946.081
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Paul Preston
 
Most widely held works by Paul Preston
The coming of the Spanish Civil War : reform, reaction, and revolution in the Second Republic, 1931-1936 by Paul Preston( )

56 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic text is made newly available in a substantially revised and updated second edition
Revolution and war in Spain, 1931-1939 by Paul Preston( )

47 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays constitutes a magnificent monument to recent scholarship on the Second Republic and the Civil War. It is indispensable for a full understanding of the period.' - Raymond Carr
Spain and the great powers in the twentieth century by Sebastian Balfour( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 2,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the Spanish defeat in the Spanish American War of 1898 the contributors survey Spain's posture during World War 1, its foreign policy thereafter, its links with the Nazis, the Cold War and its final emergence into democracy in the 1980s
Franco : a biography by Paul Preston( Book )

89 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Republic besieged : Civil War in Spain 1936-1939 by Paul Preston( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish holocaust : inquisition and extermination in twentieth-century Spain by Paul Preston( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long neglected by European historians, the unspeakable atrocities of Franco's Spain are finally brought to tragic light in this definitive work by Paul Preston, the world's foremost historian of 20th-century Spain
The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 by Paul Preston( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph of democracy in Spain by Paul Preston( Book )

52 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Triumph of Democracy in Spain tells a gripping story of the tortuous creation of Spain's constitutional monarchy. The book provides an authoritative account of the tribulations of the forces of progress, beginning in 1969 with the disintegration of Franco's dictatorship and ending with the remarkable Socialist election victory in 1982
Spain in crisis : the evolution and decline of the Franco régime( Book )

23 editions published in 1976 in English and French and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan Carlos : steering Spain from dictatorship to democracy by Paul Preston( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Juan Carlos, Paul Preston explores the history of twentieth-century Spain through the lens of the royal who would play the key role in Spain's eventual transition to democracy." "Born in 1938, Juan Carlos found himself even as a boy at the center of an epic story, and his life is so deeply entwined with that of Spain's that there is often little distinction between his personal history and his country's. At age seven, he had already been suggested as a possible heir to Francisco Franco. When he was ten, from his Portuguese exile, his father, Don Juan, handed him over to Franco, who educated him according to the strictest authoritarian traditions, thereby hoping to ensure the survival of his dictatorship after his death." "As Juan Carlos grew up, ever greater friction between his father and Franco made him realize that the dictator would never allow his father to be king. The prince became the family's only hope for return to the throne. Juan Carlos's closeness to Caudillo - and their apparent mutual fondness - resulted in widespread suspicion that he would continue to uphold Falangist and authoritarian structures after he came to power. That he made the courageous and personally dangerous decision to pursue democracy testifies to his profound underlying loyalty to his father and to Spain's wider interests."--Jacket
The Spanish Civil War : reaction, revolution and revenge by Paul Preston( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history that recounts the struggles of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and the emergence of Francisco Franco as Spain's fascist dictator
The politics of revenge : fascism and the military in twentieth-century Spain by Paul Preston( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A succinct and disturbing account of the role of the Spanish Right in the course of the twentieth century
A concise history of the Spanish Civil War by Paul Preston( Book )

94 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Concise History of the Spanish Civil War is a full-blooded account of this pivotal period in 20th century European history. Paul Preston recounts the struggles of the war, analysing the wider implications of the revolution in the Republican zone
We saw Spain die : foreign correspondents in the Spanish Civil War by Paul Preston( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1936 to 1939, the eyes of the world were fixed on the devastating Spanish civil war. Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and others wrote eloquently about the horrors they saw firsthand. Preston's exhilarating account illuminates the moment when war correspondence came of age
The Popular front in Europe by Helen Graham( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the social and economic turmoil of Europe in the 1930s, the Popular Front emerged as the spearhead of the left's bid to stop fascism in its tracks. Fifty years on from the birth of the Popular Front this edited collection assesses the impact of the idea of bourgeois-proletarian alliance on the European left as a whole. It also examines the fate of the Popular Front governments, both in France, which remained nominally 'at peace', and in Spain, where the bitter strife over social and economic reform erupted into open civil war
Doves of war : four women of Spain by Paul Preston( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much has been written about the Spanish Civil War's effects on Spain and its citizens, but little attention has been paid to the women involved in the conflict. In this biographical work, Paul Preston tells the forgotten war stories of four exceptional women of different nationalities, backgrounds, and ideologies whose lives were starkly altered by the war." "The portraits in this volume mirror the war itself, with the left pitted against the right. On the left are Margarita Nelken, the revolutionary feminist, writer, and politician who is juggling anxieties for her son and daughter with her frantic efforts to strengthen the Republican war effort against Franco; and Nan Green, the communist nurse who left her children behind in England to fight against fascism alongside her husband in the International Brigades. On the right are Mercedes Sanz-Bachiller, who, devastated by a miscarriage on hearing of her husband's death in battle, entered politics and became the most powerful woman in the Francoist zone; and Priscilla Scott-Ellis, the wealthy English socialite who traveled to Spain with the naive hope of marrying the Spanish prince she so unrequitedly loved, and stayed to help the fascist war effort as a nurse on the front lines." "Drawing on documentary materials, letters, diaries, and memoirs, Preston follows the four from birth to death to show how, as women, wives, and mothers, they were affected by the political struggles of the 1930s, and how their lives were traumatized and forever changed by the Spanish Civil War and its consequences. Despite their different nationalities, social origins, and beliefs, these remarkable women are linked by their courage, determination, intelligence, compassion, and readiness to make personal sacrifices for others."--Jacket
Elites and power in twentieth-century Spain : essays in honor of Sir Raymond Carr by Frances Lannon( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comrades! : portraits from the Spanish Civil War by Paul Preston( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an interpretation of the course, causes and characters of the Spanish Civil War, one of the 20th century's bloodiest internal conflicts
Anarchism, the republic, and civil war in Spain, 1931-1939 by Julián Casanova( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book demonstrates how research on interferon led to new clinical definitions of cancer and a new rationale for therapeutic use of the drug. 'Interferon' provides insight into the development of one of the most controversial drugs of our time. It enhances our understanding of how medicine manufacture and marketing all played a part in pushing back the boundaries of research, from the post-penicillin era to the genetics revolution in medicine" "This study is of particular interest to undergraduates in the fields of History of Medicine, Pharmacology, Medical Genetics and History of Science."--Jacket
The last Stalinist : the life of Santiago Carrillo by Paul Preston( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain's turbulent 20th century. From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party, effectively lead for two decades by Santiago Carrillo, was the most determined opponent of General Franco's Nationalist regime. Admired by many on the left as a revolutionary and a pillar of the anti-Franco struggle, and hated by others as a Stalinist gravedigger of the revolution, Santiago Carrillo was arguably the dictator's most consistent left-wing enemy. For many on the right, Carrillo was a monster to be vilified as a mass murderer for his activities during the Civil War. But his survival owed to certain qualities that he had in abundance - a capacity for hard work, stamina and endurance, writing and oratorical skills, intelligence and cunning - though honesty and loyalty were not among them. One by one he turned on those who helped him in his desire for advancement, revealing the ruthless streak that he shared with Franco, and a zeal for rewriting his past. Drawing on the numerous, continuously revised accounts Carillo created of his life, and contrasting them with those produced by his friends and enemies, Spain's greatest modern historian Paul Preston unravels the legend of a devastating and controversial figure at the heart of 20th-century Spanish politics
 
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The coming of the Spanish Civil War : reform, reaction, and revolution in the Second Republic, 1931-1936
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Revolution and war in Spain, 1931-1939Spain and the great powers in the twentieth centuryFranco : a biographyThe Republic besieged : Civil War in Spain 1936-1939The Spanish holocaust : inquisition and extermination in twentieth-century SpainThe Spanish Civil War, 1936-39The triumph of democracy in SpainJuan Carlos : steering Spain from dictatorship to democracy
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Paul Preston historiador británico

Paul Preston historien britannique

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Languages
English (441)

Spanish (150)

Italian (8)

Catalan (7)

French (2)

Russian (1)

Czech (1)