The Spanish Civil War

  • by Helen Graham
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Amid the many catastrophes of the 20th century, the Spanish Civil War continues to exert a particular fascination among history buffs and the lay listener alike. This Very Short Intoduction integrates the political, social and cultural history of the Spanish Civil War, setting out the domestic and international context of the war. In addition to tracing the course of war, the book locates the war's origins in the cumulative social and cultural anxieties provoked by a process of rapid, uneven and accelerating modernism taking place all over Europe. This shared context is key to the continued sense of the war's importance.The book also examines the myriad of political polemics to which the war has given rise, as well as all of the latest historical debates. It assesses the impact of the war on Spain's transition to democracy and on the country's contemporary political culture.

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A very good very short introduction...

For a "very short" book this gave me a good grounding in a period of history I knew very little about. It taught me a great deal and covered all aspects of the subject in a way that made me want to read another more detailed book on the War. I don't know if this is typical of the series, but I was impressed.
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- John

The reader has a train to catch?

Or did the tech man speed up the recording of his own initiative? When you listen, it helps to mechanically turn down the speed of the narration -and then it sounds weird in a different way but at least you can think about what the author is saying. If you listen at the set speed, you get the impression that the reader doesn't have a clue about the meaning of what he is reading aloud.
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- Primrose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios