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Franco: A Concise Biography

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General Francisco Franco came to prominence during the days of David Lloyd George and Woodrow Wilson and was able to cling to absolute political power until his death in 1975. Over his fifty-year career, he became one of the four dictators who changed the face of Europe during the twentieth century.

Franco joined the Spanish Army when he was barely fifteen years old. In 192
ebook, 304 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published October 14th 2001)
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Apr 16, 2014 Dm rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler: Franco won the 1936 Spanish "Civil War".

Hodges real skill appears to be the plain history of Franco's regime. Despite her psychoanalysis, it is fair that Hodges claims Franco took great pains to ease his psyche. The dictator was clearly interested in power and pomp much like Napoleon. That comparison aside, Franco had not the military skill of the French dictator, and was quite dull at governing. He cared little for it, leaving it to his ministers, and often with disastrous result. The
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This was presumably a book for the layperson rather than historian/academic but it was still very detailed. Gave me a better idea of the 20th century history of Spain.
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