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Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 by Adam Hochschild Online



Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939

Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939

  • Title: Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939
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  • ISBN : 9780547973180
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 464 pages


From the acclaimed, best selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as vo From the acclaimed, best selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed 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 far 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 Swarth 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 Spain in Our Hearts is Adam Hochschild at his very best


Author Adam Hochschild

Hochschild was born in New York City As a college student, he spent a summer working on an anti government newspaper in South Africa and subsequently worked briefly as a civil rights worker in Mississippi in 1964 Both were politically pivotal experiences about which he would later write in his book Finding the Trapdoor He later was part of the movement against the Vietnam War, and, after severa




Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 Reviews (31)

  • Years ago I saw the film, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie about a teacher in a Scottish girl s school who strayed from the school curriculum by praising Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini while romanticizing the Spanish Civil War The arguments she used in her classroom reappear in Adam Hochschild s new [..]

  • This was provocative.in that I was angered or annoyed at Texaco, which gave Franco all the oil he wanted, on credit, in contravention of United States Law and played footsies with Hitler, without remorse and suffered nothing but continued and increased wealth Torkild Rieber, Texaco s chairman, was u [..]

  • Spain in Our Hearts is a well researched book about American volunteers who fought in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade on the side of the Republic during the Spanish Civil War Hochschild relies upon published and unpublished memoirs and the correspondence of soldiers, behind the lines spouses, jo [..]

  • For anyone with an interest in the Spanish Civil War, Hoschild s book is a must I would recommend it highly for a first time approach to the subject It is written with the usual Hoschild flair for combining history with storytelling as it is told through the perspective of a number of American and E [..]

  • This author is a superb historian and storyteller weaving enough personal stories to keep us connected on a human level, while still making sure the numbers, dates, battles are covered I learned a tremendous amount, especially about the conflict within the Republican side between the Soviets and the [..]

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