February 25, 2021
Giles Tremlett , a contributing Editor at the Guardian, has lived in, and written extensively about Spain almost continuously since graduating from Oxford University thirty years ago.He is the author of GHOSTS OF SPAIN: Travels Through , and biographies of CATHERINE OF ARAGON and ISABELLA OF CASTILE
Richard Baxell is a British historian and the author of three books on the Spanish Civil War. Between 2015 and 2018 he was the Chair of the International Brigade Memorial Trust. As of 2020 he is a research fellow at the London School of Economics.
Sir Paul Preston CBE is an English historian and Hispanist, biographer of Franco and King Juan Carlos, specialist in Spanish modern history. He is the winner of multiple awards for his books on the Spanish Civil War.
The Spanish Civil War drew over 35,000 foreign volunteers from around the world to fight for the Spanish Republic against the nationalist uprising. Ill-equipped and disorderly, yet fuelled by a shared sense of purpose and potential glory, disparate groups of idealistic young men and women banded together to form a volunteer army known as the International Brigades. Were they heroes or fools? Saints or bloodthirsty adventurers? And what exactly did they achieve? It is the subject of Giles Tremlett’s widely praised new book.
“A deeply impressive work of scholarship that captures the universal drama of the Spanish Civil War … Tremlett brings literary verve to what is the definitive global account of the Brigaders and a moving epic of fraternity in combat” – New Statesman
“Meticulously researched and engagingly written. Tremlett resurrects an extraordinary cast of characters … The Brigaders remain heroes of the left for their internationalism and self-sacrifice. Tremlett has done them proud” – Economist
“This is a fine, massively detailed monument to a lost cause … Tremlett has accomplished a tremendous feat” – Jonathan Meades, Telegraph
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