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The Resource Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, Adam Hochschild

Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, Adam Hochschild

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Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
Title
Spain in our hearts
Title remainder
Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
Statement of responsibility
Adam Hochschild
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 Swarthmore 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
Biography type
collective biography
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Hochschild, Adam
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Spain
  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
  • Americans
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
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Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, Adam Hochschild
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Contents
Far from home -- Chasing moneychangers from the temple -- Promised land, black wings -- "Those who do not think as we do" -- A new heaven and Earth -- "I will destroy Madrid" -- "Don't try to catch me" -- Rifles from the 1860s -- Over the mountains -- Civil War at the 'Times' -- The man who loved dictators -- Devil's bargain -- "I don't think I would write about that if I were you" -- "As good a method of getting married as any other" -- Texaco goes to war -- "In my book you'll be an American" -- "A letter to my Novia" -- "Only a few grains of sand left in the hourglass" -- At the river's edge -- A change of heart? -- Gambling for time -- The taste of tears -- Kaddish
Control code
p225753241
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509810598
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225753241
  • (Sirsi) p225753241
Label
Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, Adam Hochschild
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Contents
Far from home -- Chasing moneychangers from the temple -- Promised land, black wings -- "Those who do not think as we do" -- A new heaven and Earth -- "I will destroy Madrid" -- "Don't try to catch me" -- Rifles from the 1860s -- Over the mountains -- Civil War at the 'Times' -- The man who loved dictators -- Devil's bargain -- "I don't think I would write about that if I were you" -- "As good a method of getting married as any other" -- Texaco goes to war -- "In my book you'll be an American" -- "A letter to my Novia" -- "Only a few grains of sand left in the hourglass" -- At the river's edge -- A change of heart? -- Gambling for time -- The taste of tears -- Kaddish
Control code
p225753241
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509810598
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225753241
  • (Sirsi) p225753241

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