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The Resource Hell and good company : the Spanish Civil War and the world it made, Richard Rhodes

Hell and good company : the Spanish Civil War and the world it made, Richard Rhodes

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Hell and good company : the Spanish Civil War and the world it made
Title
Hell and good company
Title remainder
the Spanish Civil War and the world it made
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rhodes
Title variation
Spanish Civil War and the world it made
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author Richard Rhodes relates the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Martha Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and John Dos Passos. The idealism of the cause--defending democracy from fascism at a time when Europe was darkening toward another world war--and the brutality of the conflict drew from them some of their best work: Guernica, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Homage to Catalonia, The Spanish Earth. The war spurred breakthroughs in military and medical technology as well. New aircraft, new weapons, new tactics and strategy all emerged in the intense Spanish conflict. Indiscriminate destruction raining from the sky became a dreaded reality for the first time. Progress also arose from the horror: the doctors and nurses who volunteered to serve with the Spanish defenders devised major advances in battlefield surgery and front-line blood transfusion. In those ways, and in many others, the Spanish Civil War served as a test bed for World War II, and for the entire twentieth century" --
Summary
From the life of John James Audubon to the invention of the atomic bomb, readers have long relied on Richard Rhodes to explain, distill, and dramatize crucial moments in history. Now, he takes us into battlefields and bomb shelters, into the studios of artists, into the crowded wards of war hospitals, and into the hearts and minds of a rich cast of characters to show how the ideological, aesthetic, and technological developments that emerged in Spain changed the world forever
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Tone
Writing style
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from publisher's web site
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10395938
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
946.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DP269
LC item number
.R48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the Spanish Civil War and the world It made
Label
Hell and good company : the Spanish Civil War and the world it made, Richard Rhodes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-286) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The overthrown past. News arrives of the deaths of others ; Today the burning city lights itself ; The hero's red flag is laid across his eyes ; Bombs falling like black pears -- Dream and lie of Franco. Fandangos of shivering owls ; A valley in Spain called Jarama ; The old homestead ; Not everybody's daily life ; A sea of suffering and death ; Cuckoo idealists ; Heads down and hope -- The thing that is trying to ruin the world. Only the Devil knows ; History to the defeated -- The fall of the curtain
Control code
ocn883147932
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451696219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883147932
  • (Sirsi) a1792953
Label
Hell and good company : the Spanish Civil War and the world it made, Richard Rhodes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The overthrown past. News arrives of the deaths of others ; Today the burning city lights itself ; The hero's red flag is laid across his eyes ; Bombs falling like black pears -- Dream and lie of Franco. Fandangos of shivering owls ; A valley in Spain called Jarama ; The old homestead ; Not everybody's daily life ; A sea of suffering and death ; Cuckoo idealists ; Heads down and hope -- The thing that is trying to ruin the world. Only the Devil knows ; History to the defeated -- The fall of the curtain
Control code
ocn883147932
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451696219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883147932
  • (Sirsi) a1792953

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