Philip, Prince of Greece by John Carr, Constantinos Lagos

Philip, Prince of Greece by John Carr, Constantinos Lagos

Philip, Prince of Greece by John Carr, Constantinos Lagos* has the subtitle The Duke of Edinburgh’s Early Life and the Greek Succession. Today would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday and so I mark this occasion by sharing my thoughts on this book, published very…

The Spanish Civil War by Helen Graham

The Spanish Civil War by Helen Graham

I read The Spanish Civil War by Helen Graham – A Very Short Introduction – for revision. It is a short book, perfect size to remember what I studied a few months ago. That is before I went deeper into the notes I made and…

Nazi Concentration Camp Overseers by Ian Baxter

Nazi Concentration Camp Overseers by Ian Baxter

Nazi Concentration Camp Overseers by Ian Baxter* – Sonderkommandos, Kapos & Trawniki – Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives is a must read for everybody. It’s a fantastic book with clearly presented details and horrifying pictures. The difference between the Nazi and Trawniki (collaborators) smiling at…

Free Women of Spain by Martha Ackelsberg

Free Women of Spain by Martha Ackelsberg

Free Women of Spain by Martha Ackelsberg – Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women – is a book I read for my studies regarding the Spanish civil war, but this book is focused on anarchism as a movement and less so on…

Milicianas by Lisa Margaret Lines

Milicianas by Lisa Margaret Lines

Milicianas by Lisa Margaret Lines – Women in Combat in the Spanish Civil War. It was a very good book, short, but filled with fascinating details. It wasn’t perfect, hence my 4 stars. Even so, the book is worth reading for many reasons. At the…

Memories of Resistance by Shirley Mangini González

Memories of Resistance by Shirley Mangini González

Memories of Resistance by Shirley Mangini González – Women’s Voices from the Spanish Civil War – is another book I read for my studies. Well, the book promised a lot, with lots of quotes from biographies, letters, diaries, and oral testimonies. It was a huge…

Women and Spanish Fascism by Kathleen Richmond

Women and Spanish Fascism by Kathleen Richmond

Women and Spanish Fascism by Kathleen Richmond – The Women’s Section of the Falange, 1934-59 is a short but really interesting book on fascist women in the war. She took a lot of interviews and presents them in an unbiased way. I really enjoyed reading…

Defying Male Civilization by Mary Nash

Defying Male Civilization by Mary Nash

I am reviewing today Defying Male Civilization by Mary Nash – Women in the Spanish Civil War. She doesn’t make any kind of analysis on the Nationalist women. I would have given 5 stars if the book had the subtitle: Republican Women in the Spanish…

Unlikely Warriors by Richard Baxell

Unlikely Warriors by Richard Baxell

Unlikely Warriors by Richard Baxell* – The Extraordinary Story Of The Britons Who Fought In The Spanish Civil War is the latest book I read on the Spanish Civil War. Last week I had my seminar and lecture on the International Brigades, so this was…

The Spanish Civil War by Stanley Payne

The Spanish Civil War by Stanley Payne

The Spanish Civil War by Stanley Payne is part of the Cambridge Essential Histories and it offers a different perspective about the Spanish Civil War. Unlike the others historians who have a left-wing bias, he is, as far as I know, the only right-wing biased…

Fighting for Spain by Alexander Clifford

Fighting for Spain by Alexander Clifford

I usually start reading a book and after that I search for the author on youtube to watch lectures, talks, or interviews. But Fighting for Spain by Alexander Clifford* was different. I saw on twitter that the author will have a virtual book launch and…

Images of the Spanish Civil War by Raymond Carr

Images of the Spanish Civil War by Raymond Carr

I had no idea that Images of the Spanish Civil War by Raymond Carr would be such an interesting book. It shows a different perspective of war through imagines. The imagines are from both sides of the war and show the horrors of fighting, but…

A short history of the Spanish Civil War by Julian Casanova

A short history of the Spanish Civil War by Julian Casanova

A book with the title A short history of the Spanish Civil War by Julian Casanova might not be everyone’s cup of tea and that is a shame, because this one is a really great book. First of all this is an unbiased book. Just…

A concise history of the Spanish Civil War by Paul Preston

A concise history of the Spanish Civil War by Paul Preston

A concise history of the Spanish Civil War by Paul Preston is the second book I read by him. The first one I read, Doves of War, was published more recently and it’s not as biased as this one. The [left-wing, if it matters] bias…

Famous Faces of the Spanish Civil War by Steve Hurst

Famous Faces of the Spanish Civil War by Steve Hurst

Famous Faces of the Spanish Civil War by Steve Hurst* is a book on, as the subtitle suggests, writers and artists in the conflict of 1936-1939. I will start with the good parts, which were many, hence the 4 stars. The book deals with the…

Doves of War by Paul Preston

Doves of War by Paul Preston

Doves of War by Paul Preston is a book about four women who fought in the Spanish Civil War. Even if you are not interested in the subject, reading about them might be very interesting. There are some war-related details, they are there to create…