Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 / Adam Hochschild.
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- ISBN: 9780547973180
- ISBN: 0547973187
- Physical Description: xxi, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 410-419) and index.
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Far from home -- Chasing moneychangers from the temple -- Promised land, black wings -- "Those who do not think as we do" -- A new heaven and Earth -- "I will destroy Madrid" -- "Don't try to catch me" -- Rifles from the 1860s -- Over the mountains -- Civil War at the 'Times' -- The man who loved dictators -- Devil's bargain -- "I don't think I would write about that if I were you" -- "As good a method of getting married as any other" -- Texaco goes to war -- "In my book you'll be an American" -- "A letter to my Novia" -- "Only a few grains of sand left in the hourglass" -- At the river's edge -- A change of heart? -- Gambling for time -- The taste of tears -- Kaddish.
For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini. Today we're accustomed to remembering the war through Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls and Robert Capa's photographs. But Adam Hochschild has discovered some less familiar yet compelling characters who reveal the full tragedy and importance of the war: a fiery nineteen-year-old Kentucky woman who went to wartime Spain on her honeymoon, a Swarthmore College senior who was the first American casualty in the battle for Madrid, a pair of fiercely partisan, rivalrous New York Times reporters who covered the war from opposites sides, and a swashbuckling Texas oilman with Nazi sympathies who sold Franco almost all his oil -- at reduced prices, and on credit. It was in many ways the opening battle of World War II, and we still have much to learn from it.
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