Hugh Thomas is the author of numerous works of history, including Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes, and the Fall of Old Mexico and Cuba, or The Pursuit of Freedom. He lives in London.
"Mr. Thomas has understood [the Spanish Civil War] incredibly well and has written it superbly. A full, vivid and deeply serious treatment of a great subject."--Vincent Sheean, The New York Times Book Review
"Stands without rivals as the most balanced and comprehensive book on the subject."--American Historical Review