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Inhaltsangabe: Before becoming one of the longest-ruling dictators of the twentieth century, Francisco Franco commanded troops in the kinds of wars that have since become all too familiar. He not only waged vicious counterinsurgency campaigns against Muslim warlords and defiant tribes in Morocco, but he also led a multinational force to victory in Europe?s ?dress rehearsal? for World War II?the Spanish Civil War.
Born into a military family in 1892, Francisco Franco first made a name for himself leading attacks against rebellious Moroccan warlords and tribesmen and by 1926 was promoted to brigadier general. His role in the ruthless suppression of the 1934 revolution by coal miners in Asturias sealed his reputation for brutality, although Franco saw it as simply carrying out an order in the most efficient manner possible. In 1936, as head of Spain's formidable Army of Africa, Franco joined a military revolt against the Popular Front government of the republic. He quickly secured the support of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, touching off more than two years of bloody civil war. Within months of the wars outbreak he became generalissimo and head of state of the rebel camp, and in 1939 Britain and France recognized him as the legitimate ruler of Spain.
He then outlasted fellow dictators Hitler and Stalin by decades, dying in 1975 at the helm of the same regime he had established in Spain before the Second World War. In this engaging and concise introduction to the generalissimo?s life on and off the battlefield, Geoffrey Jensen makes clear how Franco?s military experiences helped shape the character of his dictatorship and its repressive policies.
Über den Autor: Geoffrey Jensen holds the John C. Biggs '30 Chair in Military History at the Virginia Military Institute and is a leading authority on the Spanish military. His publications include Irrational Triumph: Cultural Despair, Military Nationalism, and the Ideological Origins of Franco's Spain. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.
Buchbeschreibung Potomac Books Inc., 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. This book is in excellent condition with no significant damage. The jacket is in matching condition and is now protected by a mylar cdover. A handsome copy, with a new feel. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 901438
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Buchbeschreibung Potomac Books, 2005. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Fine. First Edition. (1st edition, 1st printing) Smaller, sturdy book, red covers, very bright gilt lettering on spine, dark red inside covers and adjacent end papers, 135 pages plus brief biographical note plus list of other books in Military Profiles series. Remainder mark at pages' bottom edge. DJ glossy with dark red spine, white front and back with photo portrait of Franco at front right, praise on back. Very Fine DJ/Fine book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 50554
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Buchbeschreibung Potomac Books Inc., 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111574886444