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Preston, Paul 1946-

Overview
Works: 230 works in 1,664 publications in 7 languages and 25,198 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Conference papers and proceedings  Comic books, strips, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, edc, Performer
Classifications: DP269, 946.081
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Most widely held works about Paul Preston
 
Most widely held works by Paul Preston
Franco : a biography by Paul Preston( Book )

83 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critically acclaimed, definitive biography of the complex, elusive man credited with saving Spain from both the communists and Hitler as well as orchestrating the Spanish economic miracle of the 1960s
The Spanish holocaust : inquisition and extermination in twentieth-century Spain by Paul Preston( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long neglected by European historians, the unspeakable atrocities of Franco's Spain are finally brought to tragic light in this definitive work by Paul Preston, the world's foremost historian of 20th-century Spain
The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 by Paul Preston( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph of democracy in Spain by Paul Preston( Book )

47 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T̀his book is essential reading for whoever wants to understand Spain today and its protagonists, both individual and collective. In the best British tradition, recent politics here becomes history.' - TLS
Revolution and war in Spain, 1931-1939 by Paul Preston( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays constitutes a magnificent monument to recent scholarship on the Second Republic and the Civil War. It is indispensable for a full understanding of the period.' - Raymond Carr
The coming of the Spanish Civil War : reform, reaction, and revolution in the Second Republic, 1931-1936 by Paul Preston( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish Civil War was fought from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939 between the Republicans, who were loyal to the established Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Francisco Franco. The Nationalists prevailed, and Franco ruled Spain for the next 36 years, from 1939 until his death in 1975."--Wikipedia
Juan Carlos : steering Spain from dictatorship to democracy by Paul Preston( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Juan Carlos, Paul Preston explores the history of twentieth-century Spain through the lens of the royal who would play the key role in Spain's eventual transition to democracy." "Born in 1938, Juan Carlos found himself even as a boy at the center of an epic story, and his life is so deeply entwined with that of Spain's that there is often little distinction between his personal history and his country's. At age seven, he had already been suggested as a possible heir to Francisco Franco. When he was ten, from his Portuguese exile, his father, Don Juan, handed him over to Franco, who educated him according to the strictest authoritarian traditions, thereby hoping to ensure the survival of his dictatorship after his death." "As Juan Carlos grew up, ever greater friction between his father and Franco made him realize that the dictator would never allow his father to be king. The prince became the family's only hope for return to the throne. Juan Carlos's closeness to Caudillo - and their apparent mutual fondness - resulted in widespread suspicion that he would continue to uphold Falangist and authoritarian structures after he came to power. That he made the courageous and personally dangerous decision to pursue democracy testifies to his profound underlying loyalty to his father and to Spain's wider interests."--Jacket
The Spanish Civil War : reaction, revolution and revenge by Paul Preston( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history that recounts the struggles of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and the emergence of Francisco Franco as Spain's fascist dictator
Spain in crisis : the evolution and decline of the Franco régime( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We saw Spain die : foreign correspondents in the Spanish Civil War by Paul Preston( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1936 to 1939, the eyes of the world were fixed on the devastating Spanish civil war. Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and others wrote eloquently about the horrors they saw firsthand. Preston's exhilarating account illuminates the moment when war correspondence came of age
The politics of revenge : fascism and the military in twentieth-century Spain by Paul Preston( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A succinct and disturbing account of the role of the Spanish Right in the course of the twentieth century
A concise history of the Spanish Civil War by Paul Preston( Book )

74 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Concise History of the Spanish Civil War is a full-blooded account of this pivotal period in 20th century European history. Paul Preston recounts the struggles of the war, analysing the wider implications of the revolution in the Republican zone
The Popular front in Europe by Helen Graham( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the social and economic turmoil of Europe in the 1930s, the Popular Front emerged as the spearhead of the left's bid to stop fascism in its tracks. Fifty years on from the birth of the Popular Front this edited collection assesses the impact of the idea of bourgeois-proletarian alliance on the European left as a whole. It also examines the fate of the Popular Front governments, both in France, which remained nominally 'at peace', and in Spain, where the bitter strife over social and economic reform erupted into open civil war
Doves of war : four women of Spain by Paul Preston( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much has been written about the Spanish Civil War's effects on Spain and its citizens, but little attention has been paid to the women involved in the conflict. In this biographical work, Paul Preston tells the forgotten war stories of four exceptional women of different nationalities, backgrounds, and ideologies whose lives were starkly altered by the war." "The portraits in this volume mirror the war itself, with the left pitted against the right. On the left are Margarita Nelken, the revolutionary feminist, writer, and politician who is juggling anxieties for her son and daughter with her frantic efforts to strengthen the Republican war effort against Franco; and Nan Green, the communist nurse who left her children behind in England to fight against fascism alongside her husband in the International Brigades. On the right are Mercedes Sanz-Bachiller, who, devastated by a miscarriage on hearing of her husband's death in battle, entered politics and became the most powerful woman in the Francoist zone; and Priscilla Scott-Ellis, the wealthy English socialite who traveled to Spain with the naive hope of marrying the Spanish prince she so unrequitedly loved, and stayed to help the fascist war effort as a nurse on the front lines." "Drawing on documentary materials, letters, diaries, and memoirs, Preston follows the four from birth to death to show how, as women, wives, and mothers, they were affected by the political struggles of the 1930s, and how their lives were traumatized and forever changed by the Spanish Civil War and its consequences. Despite their different nationalities, social origins, and beliefs, these remarkable women are linked by their courage, determination, intelligence, compassion, and readiness to make personal sacrifices for others."--Jacket
The coming of the Spanish Civil War : reform, reaction, and revolution in the Second Republic by Paul Preston( Book )

21 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic text is made newly available in a substantially revised and updated second edition
Spain in crisis : the evolution and decline of the Franco régime( Book )

21 editions published in 1976 in English and French and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain and the great powers in the twentieth century by Sebastian Balfour( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the Spanish defeat in the Spanish American War of 1898 the contributors survey Spain's posture during World War 1, its foreign policy thereafter, its links with the Nazis, the Cold War and its final emergence into democracy in the 1980s
Elites and power in twentieth-century Spain : essays in honor of Sir Raymond Carr by Frances Lannon( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republic besieged : Civil War in Spain 1936-1939 by Paul Preston( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anarchism, the republic, and civil war in Spain, 1931-1939 by Julián Casanova( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book demonstrates how research on interferon led to new clinical definitions of cancer and a new rationale for therapeutic use of the drug. 'Interferon' provides insight into the development of one of the most controversial drugs of our time. It enhances our understanding of how medicine manufacture and marketing all played a part in pushing back the boundaries of research, from the post-penicillin era to the genetics revolution in medicine" "This study is of particular interest to undergraduates in the fields of History of Medicine, Pharmacology, Medical Genetics and History of Science."--Jacket
 
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Franco : a biography
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English (386)

Spanish (129)

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The Spanish holocaust : inquisition and extermination in twentieth-century SpainThe Spanish Civil War, 1936-39The triumph of democracy in SpainRevolution and war in Spain, 1931-1939Juan Carlos : steering Spain from dictatorship to democracyThe Spanish Civil War : reaction, revolution and revengeWe saw Spain die : foreign correspondents in the Spanish Civil WarThe politics of revenge : fascism and the military in twentieth-century Spain