Into the Net

Neal Ascherson

  • Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 by Adam Hochschild
    Macmillan, 438 pp, £25.00, April 2016, ISBN 978 1 5098 1054 3
  • ¡No Pasarán! Writings from the Spanish Civil War edited by Pete Ayrton
    Serpent’s Tail, 393 pp, £20.00, April 2016, ISBN 978 1 84668 997 0
  • The Last Days of the Spanish Republic by Paul Preston
    William Collins, 390 pp, £25.00, February 2016, ISBN 978 0 00 816340 2
  • A Distant Heartbeat: A War, a Disappearance and a Family’s Secrets by Eunice Lipton
    New Mexico, 165 pp, £18.50, April 2016, ISBN 978 0 8263 5658 1

Eighty years have gone by. But there’s still no agreement on how the Spanish Civil War should be remembered. Nor should there be. The real tribute to the force of that human firestorm is the contest of judgments and feelings which still smoulders and still causes pain.

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