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The Sacred Dead

Helen Graham: Franco

5 March 2015
Franco: A Personal and Political Biography 
by Stanley Payne and Jesús Palacios.
Wisconsin, 632 pp., £27.95, November 2014, 978 0 299 30210 8
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... t need to take any notice of the discomfiting world of change both inside Spain and beyond its borders. It is for such a readership – and its equivalents outside Spain – that Stanley Payne and JesúsPalacios appear to be writing. For them, the killing and repression of the decade that began in 1936 were just an operational side effect of Franco’s ‘conventional’ war, and were soon over. The ...

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