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James Grissom. Books by James Grissom. Trivia About A Brief History o No trivia or quizzes yet. Gradually, the Nationalist forces commanded by Francisco Franco overwhelmed their outgunned and politically divided adversaries.

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In the spring of , they captured Madrid and established a dictatorship that endured for almost four decades. Adam Hochschild is both a gifted historian and a man of the left. By assembling a well-chosen set of individual narratives, many about figures who are relatively unknown, he captures why so many people thought the fate of the world might be decided by who won the conflict in a poor, mostly rural country on the edge of Europe.

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There were Communist student leaders like George Watt, who had to swim across a freezing river to escape Nationalist troops. There were sons of privilege, like James Neugass, an ambulance driver from a wealthy New Orleans family whose grandfather had owned slaves. Both sides routinely killed their prisoners. Hochschild, the author of eight books, recognizes that the perception of the war back home was probably more significant than what several thousand leftists could do in Spain.

He profiles reporters who were committed either to saving the Republic or destroying it. The New York Times sent a major correspondent to cover each side; neither man made much effort to hide his sympathies.

Herbert L. Matthews, who reported from the Republican zone, raged at the routine bombing of civilians in Madrid and elsewhere. There one learned that men could be brothers. Carney, filled his dispatches with news of Nationalist victories and praise for the officers who led them.

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Carney even did a propaganda broadcast for a pro-Franco radio station. While he traveled around Spain, he had his mail forwarded to the German Embassy. Hochschild narrates such tales with prose that is consistently vivid yet emotionally restrained. The only character who shakes his writerly composure is Torkild Rieber, a Norwegian immigrant who was chief executive of Texaco.