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The Spanish Civil War

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Best-selling author of Stalingrad. A comprehensive history of one of the most fiercely fought ideological wars of modern times. Now in new, updated ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Yaakov C

The Spanish Civil War

by Yaakov C on Dec 27, 2012

Although I generally find Anthony Beevor to be a great author and historian, the use of acronyms in the beginning of the book make it difficult to follow. The copy that I got had many notations, many obscene, from a previous owner. I did not see anything about notations in the sales description.

Ian W

Fantastic

by Ian W on Sep 27, 2012

Quick postage, very good quality, pretty much perfect!

webster246

Invaluable but too dense

by webster246 on Jan 17, 2008

Beevor is a brilliant historian, capable of the most trenchant analysis. His book on Paris after the German occupation had broad sweep and consistent narrative interest. This book gets bogged down in the innumerable details of the political and military drama. If you are an historian looking for the "red letter" sources, you will be delighted by such responsible detail. If you are looking for a less detail-burdened synthesis, you will find it only in parts. With all admiration for Breevor's expertise, I finally was forced to start skimming to keep my interest going.

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