Doves of War

Doves of War

Preston, Paul

Editorial Harper Collins
Fecha de edición junio 2003

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780006386940
3480 páginas
Libro encuadernado en tapa blanda
Dimensiones 198 mm x 128 mm


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Resumen del libro

'Four extraordinary women whose personal histories should dispel any illusions that the Spanish Civil War was an all-male warThe book is full of wonderful stories and acute observations. But above all, these are compelling human dramas in which moral issues, right and wrong, Fascism and Communism melt away.' 'Sunday Telegraph'

The Aristocrat: PIP SCOTT-ELLIS fell in love with a Spanish prince and set off for Madrid in a chauffeur-driven limousine. She ended up nursing in front-line Francoist hospitals.

The Communist: NAN GREEN, by contrast, travelled to war third class. Leaving her children behind in England, she went to fight for the International Brigade.

The Intellectual: MARGARITA NELKEN was an art critic and novelist, who had translated Kafka into Spanish. Denounced as a whore by the Catholic Right, she became a radical politician.

The Fascist: After her husband was killed in the fighting and miscarrying on hearing the news, MERCEDES SANZ-BACHILLER set up a welfare organisation that was to change the face of Spain.

'Preston has harnessed biography to serve history by vividly telling the stories of four very different women whose lives were starkly altered by the conflict'Doves of War' is significant, tragic and remarkable.'
'Irish Times'

'Passionate and deeply movingwhen Preston writes about these women, you feel as if you are in their company.'
'Scotland on Sunday'

'A considerable achievementNewcomers to the Spanish conflict could hardly find a better place to start.'
'Sunday Times'

Biografía del autor

Paul Preston (Liverpool, Reino Unido, 1946) es doctor en Historia por la Universidad de Oxford. Es miembro de la British Academy y director del Cañada Blanch Centre de la London School of Economics, en la que fue profesor de Historia internacional durante muchos años. Especialista en la España contemporánea, ha recibido la Encomienda de la Orden del Mérito Civil y la Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica. Entre sus obras más destacadas están Revolución y guerra en España 1931-1939 (1986), La Guerra Civil española (1987), Franco, caudillo de España (1994), La política de la venganza (1997), Las tres Españas del 36 (1998), Juan Carlos I (2003), El holocausto español (2011), El zorro rojo (2013) y El final de la guerra (2014).




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