Author Archive for Richard Baxell

London Gallery Reprises 1937 Spanish Pavilion

March 6, 2017
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London Gallery Reprises 1937 Spanish Pavilion

A lovingly curated exhibition goes to great lengths to re-create the impression of the original Spanish Republic’s Pavilion in the famous Paris Exposition of 1937.
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Book Review: Hochschild’s Spain in Our Hearts

December 3, 2016
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<em>Book Review:</em> Hochschild’s <b></b>Spain in Our Hearts

Adam Hochschild, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


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Stan Hilton (1918-2016)

December 3, 2016
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Stan Hilton (1918-2016)

Sadly, we have now reached the end of an era. With the death of 98-year old Stan Hilton, there are no longer any British veterans of the International Brigades who fought in the Spanish Civil war of 1936-1939 alive to tell their tale.
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Book Review: Pitch Battles

September 10, 2014
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<i>Book Review:</i> Pitch Battles

“Fear and Loathing in La Liga by Sid Lowe (New York: Nation Books, 2014).
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Book Review:Henry Buckley: The inside story

March 22, 2014
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<em>Book Review:</em>Henry Buckley: The inside story

The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic: A Witness to the Spanish Civil War. By Henry Buckley (London: Tauris, 2013).
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Book Review: In Spain with Orwell

September 15, 2013
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<i>Book Review:</i> In Spain with Orwell

In Spain with Orwell: George Orwell and the Independent Labour Party Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, by Christopher Hall (Tippermuir Books, Perth, 2013) £12.50
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Presidential Politics in Republican Spain

March 4, 2011
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Presidential Politics in Republican Spain

Juan Negrín y López, the “enigmatic” leader of the Spanish Republic from May 1937 until its defeat in March 1939, has not been treated kindly in many histories of the Civil War. Some attacks have been personal, with critics scoffing at his “lavish spending…his delight in pretty women and his gargantuan eating and drinking.”...
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