Spain in Our Hearts

Spain in Our Hearts
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-04-12
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781743549735

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From the moment it began in 1936, the Spanish Civil War became the political question of the age. Hitler and Mussolini quickly sent aircraft, troops and supplies to the right-wing generals bent on overthrowing Spain's elected government. Millions of people around the world felt passionately that rapidly advancing fascism must be halted in Spain; if not there, where? More than 35,000 volunteers from dozens of other countries went to help defend the Spanish Republic. Adam Hochschild, the acclaimed author of King Leopold's Ghost, evokes this tumultuous period mainly through the lives of Americans involved in the war. A few are famous, such as Ernest Hemingway, but others are less familiar. They include a nineteen-year-old Kentucky woman, a fiery leftist who came to wartime Spain on her honeymoon; a young man who ran away from his Pennsylvania college and became the first American casualty in the battle for Madrid; and a swashbuckling Texas oilman who covertly violated US law and sold Generalissimo Francisco Franco most of the fuel for his army. Two New York Times reporters, fierce rivals, covered the war from opposite sides, with opposite sympathies. There are Britons in Hochschild's cast of characters as well: one, a London sculptor, fought with the American battalion; another, who had just gone down from Cambridge, joined Franco's army and found himself fighting against the Americans; and a third is someone whose experience of combat in Spain had a profound effect on his life, George Orwell. PRAISE FOR ADAM HOCHSCHILD "[An] excellent portrait of the war and of the men and women drawn to Spain ... It is Hochschild's vivid account of what these people witnessed that gives his book its edge. Many other writers have described the Americans who went to Spain, but few have brought to their accounts such an enjoyable and balanced mixture of history and personal narrative ... Hochschild is good at conveying the barbarity on both sides without letting it swamp the story ... fascinating." Literary Review "Hochschild tells nuanced tales of political awakenings and disillusionments, but also steadfast ethical commitment. He never descends into easy moralising . . . Spanish Civil War history is a minefield but Hochschild has entered it sure-footedly, with great respect for those whose lives where marked indelibly." BBC History Magazine

Spain in Our Hearts

Spain in Our Hearts
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-04-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781509810611

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From the moment it began in 1936, the Spanish Civil War became the political question of the age. Hitler and Mussolini quickly sent aircraft, troops and supplies to the right-wing generals bent on overthrowing Spain's elected government. Millions of people around the world felt passionately that rapidly advancing fascism must be halted in Spain; if not there, where? More than 35,000 volunteers from dozens of other countries went to help defend the Spanish Republic. Adam Hochschild, the acclaimed author of King Leopold's Ghost, evokes this tumultuous period mainly through the lives of Americans involved in the war. A few are famous, such as Ernest Hemingway, but others are less familiar. They include a nineteen-year-old Kentucky woman, a fiery leftist who came to wartime Spain on her honeymoon; a young man who ran away from his Pennsylvania college and became the first American casualty in the battle for Madrid; and a swashbuckling Texas oilman who covertly violated US law and sold Generalissimo Francisco Franco most of the fuel for his army. Two New York Times reporters, fierce rivals, covered the war from opposite sides, with opposite sympathies. There are Britons in Hochschild's cast of characters as well: one, a London sculptor, fought with the American battalion; another, who had just gone down from Cambridge, joined Franco's army and found himself fighting against the Americans; and a third is someone whose experience of combat in Spain had a profound effect on his life, George Orwell.

Spain In Our Hearts

Spain In Our Hearts
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-03-29
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780547974538

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including 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. “With all due respect to Orwell, Spain in Our Hearts should supplant Homage to Catalonia as the best introduction to the conflict written in English. A humane and moving book."—New Republic “Excellent and involving . . . What makes [Hochschild’s] book so intimate and moving is its human scale.” — Dwight Garner, New York Times

Espa a en el coraz n

Espa  a en el coraz  n
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 131
Release: 1997
Genre: History
ISBN: 1885214146

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"Spain in the Heart is a book that comes back to haunt us every time that the pentagons of the world start the motors of their death machines and proceed to invade, massacre and burn an innocent people. Now we open it once again, and discover that it hasn't changed, that it is still unyielding, ample, made of multiple voices gloriously singing as the milicianos march on". -- Fernanco Alegria"My book, Spain in the Heart was printed (during the Spanish Civil War) in a unique way. I believe few books, in the extraordinary history of so many books, have had such a curious birth and destiny.The soldiers learned to set type. But there was no paper. They found an old paper mill and decided to make it there. A strange mixture was concocted, in the midst of falling bombs, in the midst of battle. They threw everything they could get their hands on into the mill, from an enemy flag to a bloody tunic of a Moorish soldier. And in spite of the unusual materials used and the total inexperience of its manufacturers, the paper turned out to be very beautiful...My book was the pride of those men who had worked to bring out my poetry in defiance of death, and I learned that many carried copies of the book in their knapsacks, instead of their own food and clothing. With their knapsacks over their shoulders, they set out on the long march to France. The endless column walking to exile was bombed hundreds of times. Soldiers fell and the books were strewn over the road...The last copies of this impassioned book that was born and perished in the midst of fierce fighting were burned in a bonfire". -- Pablo Neruda, from Memoirs

Hell and Good Company

Hell and Good Company
Author: Richard Rhodes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-02-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781451696226

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"The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional atrists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Martha Gelhorn, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and John Dos Passos. It spurred breakthroughs in military and medical technology. New aircraft, weapons, tactics, and strategy all emerged in the intense Spanish conflict. Progress also arose from the horror: doctors and nurses who volunteered to serve with the Spanish defenders devised major advances in battlefield surgery and frontline blood tansfusion. Rhodes takes us into the battlefields, bomb shelters, and hospitals; into the studios of artists; and into the hearts and minds of a rich cast of characters, showing how the ideological, aesthetic, and technological developments that emerged in Spain changed the world forever." --

Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-01-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780198838418

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Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's account of the Spanish Civil War. It was the last and most mature of Orwell's documentary books.

My Cat My Dog

My Cat  My Dog
Author: Katrina Streza
Publsiher: Xist Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-04-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781623954529

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A child compares pets in this silly look at cats and dogs. "My cat can sleep. My dog can sleep. My cat can sleep on top of my dog." Simple sentences and whimsical illustrations are ideal for toddlers, preschoolers, and beginning readers.

According to Our Hearts

According to Our Hearts
Author: Angela Onwuachi-Willig
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-06-18
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780300166880

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DIV This landmark book looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today. According to Our Hearts begins with a look back at a 1925 case in which a two-month marriage ends with a man suing his wife for misrepresentation of her race, and shows how our society has yet to come to terms with interracial marriage. Angela Onwuachi-Willig examines the issue by drawing from a variety of sources, including her own experiences. She argues that housing law, family law, and employment law fail, in important ways, to protect multiracial couples. In a society in which marriage is used to give, withhold, and take away status—in the workplace and elsewhere—she says interracial couples are at a disadvantage, which is only exacerbated by current law. /div

Madrid 1937

Madrid 1937
Author: Cary Nelson,Jefferson Hendricks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2014-02-04
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781136666315

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Bury the Chains

Bury the Chains
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2006
Genre: History
ISBN: 0618619070

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Offers an account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world.

Atlas of the Heart

Atlas of the Heart
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-11-30
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780399592577

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her latest book, Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.” In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection. Over the past two decades, Brown’s extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown’s singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn’t give the experience more power—it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice. Brown shares, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.”

Between the Bullet and the Lie

Between the Bullet and the Lie
Author: Cecil D. Eby
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1969
Genre: Spain
ISBN: UOM:39015020747757

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An American Diplomat in Franco Spain

An American Diplomat in Franco Spain
Author: Michael Aaron Rockland
Publsiher: Hansen Publishing Group LLC
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1601823045

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An American Diplomat in Franco Spain is filled with Michael Aaron Rockland's experiences as a cultural attache at the United States embassy in Madrid, Spain in the 1960s. He captures episodes of historical and cultural significance as he goes about doing his country's business. Some of his stories are quite poignant while others are quite amusing. He shares with his readers how he avoided shaking Francisco Franco's hand, how he spent a day with Martin Luther King in Madrid, how his son was selected to be in the movie Dr. Zhivago, how he came to know several Kennedys, including Senator Edward Kennedy, Pat Lawford Kennedy, and Jackie Kennedy, and how the U.S. accidentally dropped four unarmed hydrogen bombs on Spain. Throughout these stories, Rockland explains Spanish culture, past and present, with his experiences involving bull fighting, being a Jew in a very Catholic Spain, his love affair with Spanish food, and what is lost in translation.

Blood of Spain

Blood of Spain
Author: Ronald Fraser
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1979
Genre: History
ISBN: UOM:49015000274887

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Conversations taped between June 1973 and May 1975 with more than three hundred survivors of the Spanish Civil War provide a chronological account of the fratricidal struggle, which brought violence and desperation to every family in Spain

Study Abroad

Study Abroad
Author: Mateo Warsteiner
Publsiher: Study Abroad: A Semester in Spain
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2014-12-20
Genre: Foreign study
ISBN: 0692232257

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Got study abroad on the brain? Curious as to what the experience is all about and how it can benefit your future? Take it from someone who has lived, volunteered and worked in study abroad for years. Not only will you get a first hand look at a student's entire semester abroad, but you'll also get an insiders glance at the step by step process in preparing to make it a reality, as well as how you can use the experience to your benefit once you return home. Along the way you'll pick up over 100 tips dealing with foreign languages, cultures, travel, food, romance, music and the many nuances of a semester overseas. If you're ready, step inside and live out a semester in Valencia, Spain, before ever stepping foot off campus. Get ready for action and adventure, passion and dancing and the mystical energy known to the Spanish, as el Duende. Be warned though, you will study abroad after you finish this book!