Spain In Our Hearts

Author : Adam Hochschild
ISBN : 9780547974538
Genre : History
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From the acclaimed, best-selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed 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 far more 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. Spain in Our Hearts is Adam Hochschild at his very best.
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This is a Summary of Adam Hochschild's Spain In Our Heart Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936 - 1939 From the acclaimed, best-selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed 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 far more 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. Spain in Our Hearts is Adam Hochschild at his very best. Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all 464 pages. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is intended to be used with reference to the original book.
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Eyes Of The World

Author : Marc Aronson
ISBN : 9781250109675
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” –Robert Capa Robert Capa and Gerda Taro were young Jewish refugees, idealistic and in love. As photographers in the 1930s, they set off to capture their generation's most important struggle—the fight against fascism. Among the first to depict modern warfare, Capa, Taro, and their friend Chim took powerful photographs of the Spanish Civil War that went straight from the action to news magazines. They brought a human face to war with their iconic shots of a loving couple resting, a wary orphan, and, always, more and more refugees—people driven from their homes by bombs, guns, and planes. Today, our screens are flooded with images from around the world. But Capa and Taro were pioneers, bringing home the crises and dramas of their time—and helping give birth to the idea of bearing witness through technology. With a cast of characters ranging from Langston Hughes and George Orwell to Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, and packed with dramatic photos, posters, and cinematic magazine layouts, here is Capa and Taro’s riveting, tragic, and ultimately inspiring story. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.
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Modern Spain

Author : Pamela Beth Radcliff
ISBN : 9781405186797
Genre : History
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"This book will aim to incorporate historical developments from the local to the regional, national and global while making the case that these perspectives add up to the history of modern Spain"--
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News Of War

Author : Rachel Galvin
ISBN : 9780190623920
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From the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War until the end of World War II, many poets around the world felt an obligation to write about the wars of their time. Famed poets like Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, and Ivor Gurney had earned their literary authority because of their experience fighting in the trenches during World War I, but civilian poets who wished to write about warfare doubted their own authority to write about the battles from afar. In News of War, Professor Rachel Galvin argues that this standard is a strongly gendered norm that is problematic for women writers, who were much less likely to have firsthand experience with war. Galvin indicates that the predicament of writing war without witnessing war is exemplified by six of the most prominent poets of the time: a Spanish-language poet, Cesar Vallejo; a French-language poet, Raymond Queneau; and four English-language poets, W. H. Auden, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and Gertrude Stein. Although scholars have previously observed the anxieties of civilian poets writing about war, especially in the literature of World War I, Galvin gives the topic a new emphasis by developing the idea that the poets are in dialogue with journalism of the time and developing a framework within which to see their formal patterns for grappling with war at a distance. Expanding on the work of previous scholars who have written on poetry's relation to the news, News of War develops the idea of a strong tendency toward aesthetic self-reflexivity and ethical self-scrutiny in the poetry of the war.
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Soldaten Von Salamis

Author : Javier Cercas
ISBN : 9783104038094
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Mit ›Soldaten von Salamis‹ wurde Javier Cercas international bekannt, der Roman wurde verfilmt und mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet. In Spanien gilt er mittlerweile als moderner Klassiker. Ein junger Journalist stößt auf eine wenig bekannte Anekdote aus den letzten Tagen der Spanischen Bürgerkriegs: Rafael Sánchez Mazas, Mitbegründer und Chefideologe der spanischen Falange, war einer Einheit republikanischer Truppen in die Hände gefallen und sollte zusammen mit fünfzig anderen Franquisten in einem Kloster erschossen werden. Wie durch ein Wunder gelingt Sánchez Mazas im Moment der Erschießung die Flucht – doch als er kurz darauf von einem seiner Verfolger gestellt wird, legt dieser auf ihn an, dreht sich dann aber ohne ein Wort um und geht davon. Den Journalisten lässt die Geschichte nicht los. Was genau war dort im Wald geschehen? Wieso hatte der Soldat Sánchez Mazas davonkommen lassen, den Mann, der schließlich unter Franco Minister wurde? Im Zuge seiner Recherchen stößt der Journalist auf mehrere Zeitzeugen, nur der rätselhafte Soldat, der Sánchez Mazas laufen ließ, bleibt unauffindbar. Bis er einen wertvollen Hinweis bekommt, der ihn endlich auf die richtige Spur zu bringen scheint. »Ein großartiges Buch, eines der besten, das ich seit langem gelesen habe.« Mario Vargas Llosa
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Madrid 1937

Author : Cary Nelson
ISBN : 0415914086
Genre : History
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Die Ewige Prinzessin

Author : Philippa Gregory
ISBN : 3404164695
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Katharina von Aragón ist erst 14 Jahre alt, als sie den Thronfolger Englands heiraten muss. Sie verlässt ihr Heimatland Spanien, und damit alles, was sie liebt. Am englischen Hof, wo spürbar schroffere Sitten herrschen, sehnt sie sich zurück nach Badekultur und exotischen Früchten, nach luftigen Gewändern und lauen Sommernächten. Katharina wird die erste Frau Heinrichs VIII. Als Erste lernt sie den tyrannischen Herrscher aus nächster Nähe kennen, als Erste leidet sie unter seinen unzähligen Liebschaften, und als Erste erfährt sie, was es bedeutet, ihm keinen Sohn schenken zu können - ein Schicksal, von dem nicht nur ihre Ehe, sondern die Zukunft eines ganzen Landes abhängt.
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