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Historia de los maquis: entre dos fuegos

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What really occurred in Spain's Forgotten War? Years of research were necessary to dig out long-concealed informat ion about that desperate anti-Franco guerrilla conflict. Though the events recounted in this book occurred more than half a century ago, they have never been more relevant than today as Spain struggles to come to terms with its recent history.
336 pages
Published April 30th 2008 by Almuzara
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Veronica
Today, Frigiliana is a pretty white village with beautiful views over the Mediterranean, not far from the popular resort of Nerja. The hills above it are dotted with immaculately restored cortijos, each with its brilliant blue swimming pool and carefully tended lawns, a Mercedes or BMW in each car port. I'm sure the vast majority of visitors have no idea what this place was like 60 years ago: desperately poor, and riven with violence and hatred.

David Baird, a former journalist, has lived here fo...more
Brett Hetherington
This book is exactly the kind of thing you would hope to find when you are aimlessly looking through the shelves in that slowly dying place called a bookshop.


Focusing mainly on the area around his adopted home town of Frigiliana David Baird has used immaculate research to write in compelling detail about the "people of the sierra" - those who took to the mountains, some to escape, some because they had little choice and some because they had strong political opinions that could then only be expr...more
Jenny Twist
Well- Researched and Deeply Moving.

This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone who is interested in the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath.
The first part is a well-constructed and beautifully-written history of guerrilla warfare in the white village of Frigiliana during the Franco regime.
The second part consists of the first-hand testimony of people who lived in the village of Frigiliana throughout the period.
It must have been incredibly difficult getting them to speak about what happened. It has...more
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