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Oved it A brilliant introduction to the Spanish Civil War with much on how the war is seen today Very well writtenI write this whilst on War with much on how the war is seen today Very well writtenI write this whilst on way to Toledo at the beginning of a tour by the author After having read some of Brenan s work it was great that there was information about the death of Lorca Likewise the information about Badajoz and Paracuellos was great Really njoyed this book If like me you know next to nothing about the Spanish Civil War this is an intelligent and not too complicated overview with present day reflections to break it up Very interesting The author

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Webster is American living in Spain for 12 years at the time of the publication of this book He is a travel writer and has written several books on different aspects of life in Spain and also several crime novels Guerra however gives an account of the Spanish Civil War the build up to it and its ffects which are still felt today in Spanish society sometimes under the surface but they are always thereThe author alternates between visiting important sites and cities from the civil war in the present day and xamining the history and significance of these places in the past He provides an accessible and fascinating account of this period in Spain s history and mentions many well known people who in some way got caught up in the war Ernest Hemingway fought on the side of the republicans before having to Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America escape to safety in France Federico Garcia Lorca one of Spain s greatest poets was shot in the hills of Granada for speaking out against the Nationalists and Picasso s most famous painting Guernica was inspired by the Basue town of the same nameFor anyone interested in Spain and its culture and history this book is a really great findMore book reviews from library staff on our blog BALLYROAN READS. Simmering under the surface and is it possible they couldrupt again From the Hardcover dition. ,

Guerra AUTHOR Jason WebsterI would have liked to give this book 5 stars butdespite it S Honest And Innocent honest and innocent into Spain s turbulent past and it s present xpressions a lot of the history reflected the standard approach to the civil war Popular Front couldn t hold together a fragile democracy Anarchist disruption tc Despite this the rest of it couldn t hold together a fragile democracy Anarchist disruption tc Despite this the rest of it up well and Websters xploration of contemporary Spain than makes up for the inevitably subjective account of the war This was alright had wanted to know about the Spanish civil war for a while so readable and informative account of this was less interested about the author s travels I ve picked up Duende many times while in book shops but have never been convinced nough to buy it However while helping my brother redecorate his house he offered me a few books he was getting rid of including Guerra and Sacred Sierra by Jason Webster the author of DuendeA chance Obsession encounter with his neighbour in the mountains Guerra comes after Sacred Sierra leads Webster to look into the Spanish Civil war and Guerra is his recounting of thevents intersped with his travels around his adoptive country investigating the Cabaret: A Roman Riddle events of 70 years ago only some of which seemntirely relevantAnd that is events of 70 years ago only some of which seem ntirely relevantAnd that is main reason I struggled with Guerra Webster himself His retelling of the civil war is detailed and uncluttered giving great background into the vents and their significance However his own travelling parts are both hackneyed and seemingly bland fantasy Webster sets the scene up and when the inevitable happens there is no surprise or concern or ven interest just a feeling that it all seems made up While there are no reasons to doubt the veracity of the book the retelling makes Webster seem incredibly ither naive or All Roads Lead Home extremely unlucky From the mistaken arrest the aban. As in his acclaimed Duende and Andalus Jason Webster journeys across Spain this time toxplore

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Donment by the taxi driver to the text book theft in the train station it seems as if he has pulled out text book theft in the train station it seems as if he has *pulled out cliche for a travel book to make his own story as interesting as the war *out cliche for a travel book to make his own story as interesting as the war is writing about When he meets a jogger outside Castuera where a concentration camp had once stood the jogger tells him that someone in the nearby village saw a ghost right where he was standing I couldn t make up my mind if it was ludicrous I couldn t make up my mind if it was ludicrous just badly writtenThe book picks up when he reaches Madrid and stays with his friend Kiki who is by far the most interesting person in the book and despite Webster claiming you can t xplain Kiki he spends a great deal of time trying to do so But Kiki is much ngaging and thought provoking than Webster The scene where Pio Moa gave a speech to a room full of old litist and students and whipped them into a frenzy was fascinating to read and Webster s favour for Javier at the The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis end was genuinely touching but it wasn tnough to rescue the book from a complete lack of interestblog review here A book about the spanish civil war told from the perspective of an obsessed nglish man He gives the history of the war in a series of very well told stories whilst trying to address and comprehend the worsts horrors of the war by visiting the sites across Spain Whilst having little sympathy for the facists he also documents the share of atrocities committed by the republicans A good book to read to have an overview of the politics and personalities but by its nature a depressing and sad view of the xcesses of cruelty to which intelligent and civilised people can descend very good goes uite in depth on what happened in Spanish civil war and had a few adventures himself in getting individual stories about it Brilliantly vocative amazing imagery conjured throughout I He lasting ffects of the Spanish Civil War Could the divisions that led to the conflict still be. ,

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