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    Read & Download ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ú Paul Preston PDF NEW [Franco a Biography] Paul Preston Ú 9 Free download This was definitely not a biography written like a novel as advertised on the cover It was a long detailed and extremely well researched book about a shadowy figure Francisco Franco who dominated Spanish politics for most of the 20th Century Having visited Spain many times I found it surprising that a fascist dictatorship existed there well i

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    PDF NEW [Franco a Biography] Although a very informative and interesting book its author is clearly from the first pages ill disposed and biased against the subject of this biographyThus the author commits the cardinal sin of the historian and biographer which is tainting clear objective facts with subjective uncalled for damning personal opinions and innuendo about the person portrayed so the reader somehow feels like the author is trying to lead him by t

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    PDF NEW [Franco a Biography] Epic biography of Francisco Franco and the iron fist he controlled Spain with Explores how he maintained SPanish neutrality and the decades after the war I liked the book occassionally it got a little heavy but overall a go

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    PDF NEW [Franco a Biography] Very difficult to rate this my political leanings mean I do not like Franco but Paul Preston is the genius on the Guerra civilIt is too big coming in at just under 1000 a4 pages He just was not that interesting he was a deeply flawed character but so were manyNa overdone overcooked

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    PDF NEW [Franco a Biography] Paul Preston Ú 9 Free download Read & Download ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ú Paul Preston A very interesting read but a bit of a slough at the company of Franco was wearing me down what a mean and 'little' man Noel Coward was absolutely right 'Never trust short people brains too close to their bottoms'

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    PDF NEW [Franco a Biography] This 787 page monster of a book is the definitive one on the Spanish dictator Preston's coverage of the Civil War is topnotch He emphasizes how Franco slowed down Nationalist progress against the wishes of his cohorts in order to secure his own leadership and to thoroughly wipe out Republicans He saw all Republicans as Communists w

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    PDF NEW [Franco a Biography] This book is exhaustive in detail about the life of Mr Franco but very little else can be said about it After finishing it I feel like I had rea

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    PDF NEW [Franco a Biography] Four stars does not really mean really liked it Franco the man is loathsome company and I was glad to finish the book and be done with him Rather it reflects my admiration for Preston's telling of his storyAlthough one of the reviews on the back of the book notes that Preston despises his subject on the whole he does not belabor it

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    PDF NEW [Franco a Biography] An excellent biography though I wouldn't uite concur in the comment uoted on the front cover as engagingly readable as a good novel

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    PDF NEW [Franco a Biography] Few Americans know much about Francisco Franco leader of the winning side in the Spanish Civil War and subseuently dictator of Spain Yet from 1936 until 1975 he was a famous world figure Now he is forgotten—but not by all Franco is and has been for decades a cause célèbre among the global Left seen as the devil incarnate for his successful war against Communist domination of Spain To successfully delay or worse block any Le

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Read & Download ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ú Paul Preston Summary Å Franco a Biography ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Generalissimo Francisco Franco the Caudillo of Spain was the most tenacious and most successful of twentieth century Europe's great dictators He is remembered widely as the astute general under whose leadership the Nationalist cause was victorious in the Spanish Civil War and the Communist threat exterminated and as the head of state who skillfully negotiated safe passage for Spain through World War II played Hitler off against the Allies modernized his country and orchestrated the Spanish economic miracle of the 1960s By the time of his death in 1975 he had steered a unified Spain to worldwide respectability and envy and deftly schooled the young prince Juan Carlos to be his successor To many Franco was Spain incarnate a heroic figure to match his illustrious a heroic figure to match his illustrious predecessors El Cid Charles V and Philip IIThis idealized portrai. Although a very informative and interesting book its author is clearly from the first pages ill disposed and biased against the subject of this biographyThus the author commits the cardinal sin of the historian and biographer which is tainting clear objective facts with subjective uncalled for damning personal opinions and innuendo about the person portrayed so the reader somehow feels like the author is trying to lead him by the nose into sharing his convictions

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Read & Download ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ú Paul Preston Summary Å Franco a Biography ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ll and stifle his country's natural growth How in the final reckoning are his achievements to be judged Preston addresses and resolves often to startling effect these pivotal uestions deploying an enormous uantity of new evidence and fresh insights culled from previously inaccessible sources and unexamined witnesses colleagues and enemies alikePaul Preston's credentials as the biographer of France are incomparable His many books on modern Spain have been acclaimed for their seriousness and their stylishness and this gloriously engaging biography is in many ways the culmination of his work of an intellectual odyssey of twenty five years' duration spent in the company of the Caudillo Paul Preston sits in judgment on this enigmatic dictator and his verdict will be compelling to anyone interested in the history of modern Spain or indeed in the formation of modern Europ. An excellent biography though I wouldn t uite concur in the comment uoted on the front cover as engagingly readable as a good novel It isn t not through any fault of the author s but because of the unremitting mediocrity of the subject a dictator without a single touch of generosity kindness or greatness of spirit

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Read & Download ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ú Paul Preston Summary Å Franco a Biography ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub T still widely accepted today is now subjected to Paul Preston's penetrating scrutiny He has written a magnificent monumental biography that vividly recreates the man and sets before us unclouded by the prejudices or simplifications of apologists or adversaries a definitive portrayal of this complex elusive figureThe controversy about Franco's achievements has raged since his death Just how good a general was he Would he have won the civil war without German and Italian help Can he be blamed for the bombing of Guernica and other atrocities Did he dupe Hitler during World War II Were his self sufficient economic policies directly responsible for ushering in Spain's economic boom Did he deliberately seek to liberalize the regime in his later years or was he perhaps losing his grip on the controls Did Franco preside over another Spanish golden age or did he merely sta. This 787 page monster of a book is the definitive one on the Spanish dictator Preston s coverage of the Civil War is topnotch He emphasizes how Franco slowed down Nationalist progress against the wishes of his cohorts in order to secure his own leadership and to thoroughly wipe out Republicans He saw all Republicans as Communists who like the Moors he fought against in his early military career in Morocco were not part of la patria and therefore expendable He executed the enemy without compunction During WWII he supported the Axis though Hitler uickly gave up any hope that Franco would actually fight but kept the US and Britain s attempts to woo him in play He rightly guessed that the west s view of him and his stand as a bulwark against Communism would change their minds about him Spain was brought into NATO and the UN fairly uickly after the war Franco was a classically insular dictator Surrounded by acolytes and an adoring media he had no clear conception of how poor Spain was in the 1940s and 50s In 1961 an official took him into a Seville slum and he was shocked at what he saw He believed in many odd theories and gimmicks and was a lifelong hater of freemasonry He supposed that all of his enemies belonged to the order From the late 1950s on Spain was run by a group of young technocrats who brought Spain into modern Europe with some sage economic policies which Franco had no understanding of Franco had a fine instinct for survival warding off cadres of generals and groups of monarchists who hoped to overthrow him His end was horrendous He had three heart attacks suppurating ulcers and stomach hemorraghing He was operated on three times and only died when his daughter demanded that life supporting machines be unplugged Other than some lack of social detail and information on the development of the secret police and Guardia Civil I can t think of what the author could have added to this impressive tome

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  • Franco a Biography
  • Paul Preston
  • English
  • 03 February 2020
  • 9780465025169