I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Foreigners Who Went to Fight Fascism #2019

I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Foreigners Who Went to Fight Fascism David Boyd Haycock I Am Spain The Spanish Civil War and the Foreigners Who Went to Fight Fascism George Orwell Ernest Hemingway Martha Gellhorn Robert Capa Gerda Taro John Dos Passos Felicia Browne John Cornford Stephen Spender These were just some of the talented committed and adventure

  • Title: I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Foreigners Who Went to Fight Fascism
  • Author: David Boyd Haycock
  • ISBN: 9781908699107
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Foreigners Who Went to Fight Fascism David Boyd Haycock George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, John Dos Passos, Felicia Browne, John Cornford, Stephen Spender These were just some of the talented, committed and adventure hungry men and women who travelled to Spain to join the struggle against General Franco s fascist rebellion.Through their personal letters, diaries and memoirs, David BoydGeorge Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, John Dos Passos, Felicia Browne, John Cornford, Stephen Spender These were just some of the talented, committed and adventure hungry men and women who travelled to Spain to join the struggle against General Franco s fascist rebellion.Through their personal letters, diaries and memoirs, David Boyd Haycock brings the experiences of these remarkable individuals as well as many less celebrated but equally compelling figures stunningly to life He describes the mingled excitement and trepidation with which they set out for Spain, and their sheer relief that here at last was a chance to do something against the calamitous threat posed by Fascism He evokes the glamour and the terror of wartime Barcelona, as Stalin s security forces lethally stifled dissent and imposed Party orthodoxy And he charts the painful disillusionment of a generation of men and women as they witnessed the triumph of realpolitik over morality, and came to understand their impotence in the face of greater forces.Hemingway described the Spanish Civil War as the dress rehearsal for the inevitable European war I am Spain is at once a compelling, scrupulously researched account of this pivotal 20th century conflict, and a moving, psychologically exact portrait of an extraordinary, passionate and gifted group of men and women whose minds and lives were changed by the experience of war.
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    1. I Am Spain is a wonderful book with which to establish a broader knowledge of the Spanish Civil War from the perspective of a relative newcomer.My only dip into the subject up till now was with George Orwell s Homage to Catalonia , and this title helps fill in a much wider gap in my knowledge.At times, as some of the blurb mentions, it does seem that every journalist and would be author alive in the thirties made it their mission to flood to Spain upon the outbreak of the civil war It must be sa [...]

    2. Many of the world s writers, poets and artists travelled to Spain in support of the democratically elected Republican government fighting against Franco s rebel forces during the Spanish Civil War, 1936 39 They were drawn to Spain either to write or fight for the cause against Fascism David Boyd Haycock s book I am Spain tells the story of this tragic conflict through their eyes Quoting from the likes of Hemingway, Orwell and Dos Passos, words sometimes written under enemy fire in an attempt to [...]

    3. I Am Spain is a wonderful book with which to establish a broader knowledge of the Spanish Civil War from the perspective of a relative newcomer.My only dip into the subject up till now was with George Orwell s Homage to Catalonia , and this title helps fill in a much wider gap in my knowledge.At times, as some of the blurb mentions, it does seem that every journalist and would be author alive in the thirties made it their mission to flood to Spain upon the outbreak of the civil war It must be sa [...]

    4. A wonderfully clear and readable account of the Spanish Civil War The history is related from the point of view of the International Brigades, often focusing in on the experiences of writers such as Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, John Cornford, and Alvah Bessie, which allows for both personal accounts of the horror, chaos and camaraderie as well as a broader view of the international power politics that dictated the reactions of the rest of Europe and America In placing the Spanish conflict ce [...]

    5. Boyd Haycock s follow up to A Crisis of Brilliance is another group biography, this time focusing on the non Spaniards who went to fight for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War Reading the stories of these people, some famous, some obscure, who formed the International Brigade makes it clear how much the Spanish war fore shadowed the greater conflict to come.Richard less

    6. I never thought anyone could make me enjoy reading about warDavid Boyd Haycocks is my new favourite author I hope there s a WW2 book in the pipeline.

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