El lado oscuro y menos conocido de la Guerra Civil, a través de diversos testimonios de los horrores y excesos cometidos por ambos bandos en la retaguardia. Este libro no dejará indiferente a nadie. A partir de más de doscientos testimonios y vivencias estremecedoras de los dos bandos, Los horrores de la Guerra Civil propone una lectura de la historia que atiende a aquellos que normalmente no tienen lugar en los libros. Sus protagonistas son personas con nombres y apellidos que no murieron en el frente, sino vilmente asesinadas en las retaguardias nacional y republicana. Los horrores de la trágica Guerra Civil, reunidos por primera vez en una impresionante obra, en la que el lector hallará también un completo diccionario de la represión, así como la biografía de los principales políticos y militares de aquel terrible enfrentamiento, y una extensa bibliografía y una rigurosa cronología de los acontecimientos más destacados. Un trabajo exhaustivo y ecuánime, en suma, que, dejando a un lado los intereses partidistas y las disputas de los historiadores por dirimir cuál de los dos bandos asesinó más, se ocupa de los auténticos protagonistas: las víctimas. Reseña: «Una obra original y de gran envergadura, recomendable por su objetividad y ausencia de espíritu partidista.» Stanley G. Payne
El delito y la delincuencia ha sido un tema que siempre ha despertado fascinación en la sociedad en general y entre los estudiosos en particular, sin embargo es palpable el olvido generalizado de la criminalidad femenina en las investigaciones científicas, la piedra angular en el estudio siempre ha sido el hombre y en la mayoría de los casos sólo servían para reafirmar el status imperante en la sociedad, igualando a la mujer delincuente con un ser inmoral y deshonesto que necesitaba de un férreo control social para que no abandonaran su rol establecido de esposa y madre.
Chicago. 2005. En el transcurso de una exposición de objetos sagrados en la iglesia de St. Agnes tiene lugar un suceso extraordinario que deja sobrecogidos a todos los presentes. Archivo de Simancas, Valladolid. 2010. Carla Molina, una estudiante de doctorado, descubre por azar un viejo manuscrito que contiene el testamento de Santa Teresa de Jesús. Su vida no volverá a ser la misma. El testamento de Santa Teresa es un thriller histórico que se adentra en el apasionante mundo de las reliquias. Partiendo de la fascinación que quinientos años después aún ejerce la figura de Santa Teresa de Jesús, el lector viajará a la Castilla del siglo XVI para asistir a los últimos días de la religiosa y se sumergirá en los episodios bélicos de 1936 tras los pasos de la Santa Mano incorrupta, que el general Franco que Francisco Franco conservó toda su vida. Un apasionante viaje por la historia y el legado de Santa Teresa, con un desenlace tan sorprendente como inesperado.
Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The turbulent romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is shaped by the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
No Pasaran Vol. 2
Author: Vittorio Giardino
The leftist forces are retreating north as Franco's army advances with the help of German and Italian aviation. Max Friedman approaches the front, posing as a photographer in a small group of foreign journalists. He flashes back to battles fought with his old comrade Guido Treves, who has gone missing and is the object of his mission. Amidst the ruin of war, Claire, the pretty Belgian reporter who got Max his press credentials, is developing a strong attraction to him, arousing the jealousy of her fellow reporter and would-be-boyfriend, Phil Lester. Caught in the middle of a retreat, Max and Claire get separated from the rest of their group. They have to cross a mountain pass and take shelter in a hut -- the romantic tension builds, but gets snuffed by the urgent need to press onward.
At the time of its occurrence, the Spanish Civil War epitomized for the Western world the confrontation of democracy, fascism, and communism. An entire generation of Englishmen and Americans felt a deeper emotional involvement in that war than in any other world event of their lifetimes, including the Second World War. On the Continent, its "lessons," as interpreted by participants of many nationalities, have played an important role in the politics of both Western Europe and the People's Democracies. Everywhere in the Western world, readers of history have noted parallels between the Spanish Republic of 1931 and the revolutionary governments which existed in France and Central Europe during the year 1848. The Austrian revolt of October 1934, reminded participants and observers alike of the Paris Commune of 1871, and even the most politically unsophisticated observers could see in the Spain of 1936 all the ideological and class conflicts which had characterized revolutionary France of 1789 and revolutionary Russia of 1917. It is not surprising, therefore, that the worthwhile books on the Spanish Civil War have almost all emphasized its international ramifications and have discussed its political crises entirely in the vocabulary of the French and Russian revolutions. Relatively few of the foreign participants realized that the Civil War had arisen out of specifically Spanish circumstances. Few of them knew the history of the Second Spanish Republic, which for five years prior to the war had been grappling with the problems of what we now call an "underdeveloped nation." In Spanish Republic and the Civil War, Gabriel Jackson expounds the history of the Second Republic and the Civil War primarily as seen from within Spain.
A brilliant, clear-eyed new consideration of the visual representation of violence in our culture--its ubiquity, meanings, and effects Watching the evening news offers constant evidence of atrocity--a daily commonplace in our "society of spectacle." But are viewers inured -or incited--to violence by the daily depiction of cruelty and horror? Is the viewer's perception of reality eroded by the universal availability of imagery intended to shock? In her first full-scale investigation of the role of imagery in our culture since her now-classic book On Photography defined the terms of the debate twenty-five years ago, Susan Sontag cuts through circular arguments about how pictures can inspire dissent or foster violence as she takes a fresh look at the representation of atrocity--from Goya's The Disasters of War to photographs of the American Civil War, lynchings of blacks in the South, and Dachau and Auschwitz to contemporary horrific images of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and New York City on September 11, 2001. As John Berger wrote when On Photography was first published, "All future discussions or analysis of the role of photography in the affluent mass-media societies is now bound to begin with her book." Sontag's new book, a startling reappraisal of the intersection of "information", "news," "art," and politics in the contemporary depiction of war and disaster, will be equally essential. It will forever alter our thinking about the uses and meanings of images in our world.
Love Goes to Press
Author: Martha Gellhorn
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Written immediately after the war, Love Goes to Press opened in London in June 1946 and in New York in January 1947. Then a relief for the survivors of Blitzkrieg and ration cards, it is now a devilishly entertaining portrayal of the Battle of the Sexes. This romantic farce, published here for the first time, is set on the Italian front in World War II, where two women war correspondents—smart, sexy, and famous for scooping their male competitors—struggle to balance their professional lives with their love lives. The American literary tradition is rife with stories of “men without women,” but in Love Goes to Press Gellhorn and Cowles have created a world of “women without men.” The plot focuses on a pair of daring, quick-witted female buddies in bold pursuit of accomplishment and adventure while narrowly eluding the entanglements of marriage and domesticity. In her six-decade career as a war correspondent, Martha Gellhorn has covered the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and wars in Vietnam, the Middle East, and Central America. (In 1990, at the age of 81, she interrupted a snorkeling trip to Belize to witness the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Panama; her report appeared in Granta.) Gellhorn has published fifteen books, including eight novels, short fiction, and two collections of journalistic articles.
The hope of the universe
Author: Simón Bolívar, José Luis Salcedo-Bastardo
Publisher: United Nations Educational
Author: Michael Petrou
Publisher: UBC Press
Between 1936 and 1939, almost 1,700 Canadians defied their government and volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War. They left behind punishing lives in Canadian relief camps, mines, and urban flophouses to confront fascism in a country few knew much about. Michael Petrou has drawn on recently declassified archival material, interviewed surviving Canadian veterans, and visited the battlefields of Spain to write the definitive account of Canadians in the Spanish Civil War. Renegades is an intimate and unflinching story of idealism and courage, duplicity and defeat.
Doves of War
Author: Paul Preston
This beautifully written biographical work depicts the lives of four extraordinary women to paint a vivid, dramatic, and poignant portrait of the ideologies, horrific realities, and long-lasting emotional costs of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).