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The Spanish Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution

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This monumental book offers a comprehensive history and analysis of Republican political life during the Spanish Civil War. Completed by Burnett Bolloten just before his death in 1987, "The Spanish Civil War" is the culmination of fifty years of dedicated and painstaking research. While Bolloten's earlier works -- "The Grand Camouflage" (1961) and "The Spanish Revolution" ...more
Hardcover, 1107 pages
Published February 25th 1991 by University of North Carolina Press
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Apr 04, 2012 Jack rated it it was amazing
I have found no better account of the Popular Front during the Spanish Civil War than this exhaustive and impeccably researched gem of a book, which is really Bolloten's life work.

At the time Bolloten was a journalist sympathetic to the PCE - who he quickly became disillusioned with. The work takes no sides and is scathing, painting a picture of bad leadership, worse organisation, and constant in-fighting between the ideologues of each party. Also gives a very detailed account of Soviet involvem
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