Introduction. The Humane Observer: Henry Buckley, Paul Preston (London School of Economics, UK) Foreword 1. The Spain I Found 2. Death of a Dictator 3. Jaca: A Successful Failure 4. Curtain to a Regime 5. A Republic is Born 6. The King's Record 7. Trouble in the Republic 8. Words - not Deeds 9. A Middle-Class Republic 10. August Fireworks 11. Bad Days for the Republic 12. Vatican Policy in Spain 13. Lerroux in Charge 14. Semana Santa 15. Juan March 16. The Storm-Clouds Gather 17. To Save the Republic 18. No Dictatorship 19. The Republic Marks Times 20. Azana has the Answer 21. Victory 22. Adrift After Victory 23. Personal Reactions 24. The Explosion 25. Off to the Front 26. Moors in Castile 27. Franco Advances from the South 28. Toledo in Peace and War 29. The Telephone Building 30. Madrid is Saved 31. A Count in Gaol 32. Attempts to Surround Madrid 33. The Battle of Guadalajara 34. New Tactics 35. Coronation Interlude 36. Admiral Raeder Shells Almeria 37. In Caux-sur-Montreux 38. Prieto as War Minister 39. Teruel for the Republic 40. Franco wins the Battle of Aragon 41. Enrique Lister 42. On Valencia, Journalism and Other Matters 43. The Toll of Human Suffering 44. Dr Juan Negrin 45. A Closed Frontier and a Crumbling Front 46. Parliament in a Dungeon 47. The End of a Republic Index
A unique eye-witness accounts of Spanish politics through the Second Republic.
Henry Buckley was the Daily Telegraph's correspondent in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. He arrived in Spain in 1929, six years before the outbreak of the conflict, and left Spain with the remnants of the Republican forces following their defeat by Franco in 1939. Paul Preston is Professor of Contemporary Spanish Studies at London School of Economics, UK. He is one of the world's leading historians of the Spanish Civil War.