Recommendation for a history of the Spanish Civil War
May 10, 2012 6:39 AM Subscribe
Recommend a good history on the Spanish Civil War?
posted by molecicco to Society & Culture (14 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I am just finishing The Eitingons
, which I bought used on a whim. The section on Leonid's NKVD activities in Spain, with it's references to Stalin's purge and his general handling of Russia's involvement with the Republicans is absolutely fascinating. (Not to mention the contacts Leonid built at the time that were to be used later in Trotsky's assassination). I've been to Valencia several times and never knew that it was temporarily the capital. I do not wish to romanticize the Republic that could have been, but I find the whole period fascinating, and would love to get a better grasp of the internal goings-on of the Spanish Civil War.