Spanish Fighters: An Oral History of Civil War and Exile by Neil MacMaster available soon at the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: This book is based on extensive recorded interviews with two Spaniards who grew up in peasant villages of Asturias during the 1930s. Their account provides an unusual grassroots insight into the poverty and social tensions of local life which eventually led to civil war. The dramatic years of the war itself are followed by an account of the terrible experience of exile in French concentration camps after 1939, of their participation in the Resistance, the post-1945 opposition to the Franco regime and the eventual return to their home villages and a society transformed by decades of dictatorship. This stoical and often moving account of the experience of war and exile by two ordinary combatants provides a fascinating insight into the dynamics and long-term implications of the Spanish Civil War.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper now protected in a removable mylar sleeve. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 250 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5½”.