Auteur: Buckley, Henry
Titel: The life and death of the Spanish Republic
Sub titel: A witness to the Spanish civil war
In 1940, correspondent Henry Buckley published his eyewitness account of the Spanish Civil War. Copies of the book were destroyed during the Blitz and only a handful of copies survived. Now, seventy years later, this exceptional chronicle of the war is republished for this first time and with a new introduction by Paul Preston. Buckley combines personal recollections of meetings with the great politicians of the day with reports of the dramatic events he witnessed. He arrived in Spain prior to the outbreak of the war and was one of the few correspondents who had a real understanding of Spain - its people, politics and culture. As well as being well - acquainted with the major protagonists of the conflict - including Juan Negrin, 'La Pasionaria' Dolores Ibarruri, Valentin Gonzalez and Enrique Lister - Buckley was also a good friend of Ernest Hemingway and the renowned photographer Robert Capa. Providing a fascinating portrait of a crucial decade in Spanish history, and based on an abundance of observational material that only an assiduous journalist could collect, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the Spanish Civil War.
2013, 448 pag., Euro 28,95
I.B. Tauris, London, ISBN 9781780764290
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