"A civil war is not a war but a sickness", wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
The thing is every time I go to Chapters I buy a book. In this case about the Spanish Civil War. It´s said that if you want to read a good book about the Spanish Civil War you have to choose English authors. Why? Because it´s supposed they can remain more objetive than the Spanish historians, who could be moved by political interest or suffer lack of neutrality.
The point is this book has good reviews from El Pais, El mundo, ABC.. so I guess it is worth it. The first version of this work was published in 1982 and this new edition has been improved with new documents from the Russian and German archives. I´ve only read the Introduction but I can´t help it quoting this:
" Yet the Spanish Civil War remains one of the few moderm conflicts whose history had been written more effectively by the losers than by the winners"
And if you take into account that the truth is always the first victim of war... Well, as I said before this book can be worth it.
PD: Tambien, manda narices el comprarme un libro de la Guerra Civil en inglés ;-)