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Review: Franco and The Spanish Civil War – by Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses

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This book is a nice, concise look at the Spanish Civil War. I used it for revision purposes, to remind myself of some of the details of heavier tomes that I have encountered on this subject. The author’s analysis of the causes of the War are precise and factual, without noticeable bias. The account of the war itself focuses on the political changes and has an underlying reasoned account of why events transpired and their implications on the outcome of the wider conflict. There is an inevitable tragedy to the Spanish Republic, with bitter infighting plaguing all their attempts at retaining democracy. The lurch to the left from within is seen as an inevitable result of the lack of full international support and the Republicans’ heavy reliance on Soviet Aid. Franco’s luck and expert conciliation of his own individual powers can be seen as gifted by not only the over Italian and German military aid but also the insistence on non-intervention by the Allied powers of Britain and France. The different policies of either side, especially in relation to the peasants and working classes and the depth of internal conflict and terror is a shock to any reader’s system. This book covers the principal details of the gruesome conflict that was the Spanish Civil War very well and is a good guide to the key events and a nice summary of the causes, conflict and its outcomes.

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Review: Franco and The Spanish Civil War

franco and the spanish civil war

This book is a nice, concise look at the Spanish Civil War. I used it for revision purposes, to remind myself of some of the details of heavier tomes that I have encountered on this subject. The author’s analysis of the causes of the War are precise and factual, without noticeable bias. The account of the war itself focuses on the political changes and has an underlying reasoned account of why events transpired and their implications on the outcome of the wider conflict. There is an inevitable tragedy to the Spanish Republic, with bitter infighting plaguing all their attempts at retaining democracy. The lurch to the left from within is seen as an inevitable result of the lack of full international support and the Republicans’ heavy reliance on Soviet Aid. Franco’s luck and expert conciliation of his own individual powers can be seen as gifted by not only the over Italian and German military aid but also the insistence on non-intervention by the Allied powers of Britain and France. The different policies of either side, especially in relation to the peasants and working classes and the depth of internal conflict and terror is a shock to any reader’s system. This book covers the principal details of the gruesome conflict that was the Spanish Civil War very well and is a good guide to the key events and a nice summary of the causes, conflict and its outcomes.

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Disco Dappers

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I was feeling the NuDisco and Indie Dance department of Beatport and always being a bit of a funkmeister I thought I’d spin some disco grooves. Yes, there’s a little cheese within the mix, but also a lot of deep funky beats and grooves, uplifting for the approaching summer…. :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Majestique – Renegades feat. Lakshmi (Original Mix) [Eskimo Recordings] 2. Frey – Someone To Count On (Original Mix) [Erase Records] 3. Lou Van – Every Second (Original Mix) [Spirit Soul Records] 4. Thee Cool Cats, Lika Morgan – Thee Worst (Club Mix) [Enormous Tunes] 5. Croatia Squad, Me & My Toothbrush – Scream for Pleasure (Original Mix) [Enormous Tunes] 6. Doozie, illusionize – Destruction (Original Mix) [Sleazy G] 7. Kasper Bjorke – Rush (feat. Tobias Buch) (Pink Skull Remix) [Hafendisko] 8. Gorkiz, Sugar Hill, Marri-Anna – Work Me Out (Maxim Kurtys Remix) [Tobus Limited] 9. Calippo – Owe You Something (Me & My Toothbrush Remix) [Enormous Tunes] 10. 303Bastard – Nightingale (Giom Remix) [Monotonik Records] 11.Soul Clap – Misty (feat. Robert Owens) feat. Robert Owens (Louie Vega Roots NYC Mix) [Soul Clap Records] 12. Dirty Vegas – Save a Prayer (Lesonic Remix) [d:vision] 13. Westbam, Nena – Oldschool Baby (Piano Mix) [KNM] 14.Nora En Pure – True (Mark Lower Remix) [Enormous Tunes] 15. Mason – Papapapa (Original Mix) [LouLou Records] 16. Andrey Exx, Diva Vocal, Troitski – Here Comes The Rain (Original Mix) [Tiger Records] 17. The Love Symphony Orchestra – Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Disco Dubb Edit) [WHITE] Wez G – Disco Dappers by Wez G on Mixcloud

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Review : Chávez: Venezuela and the New Latin America – by Aleida Guevara

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This book is based on a series of interviews given by Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, to the daughter of Che Guevara, Aleida. Although the book doesn’t cover the entire period of Chavez’ rule up until his demise, it presents a wonderful tale and grasps fundamental insight into the way the mind works of one of the most popular Latin American leaders of the modern era. Chavez, a man of military background, discusses his rise to power in Venezuela, his roots and also the wider world of South America. His relationship with Fidel Castro is striking and his leftist tendencies are very apparent. His goals for the Venezuelan people and socialist objectives cover the first part of the story and he moves onto topics as diverse as the Gulf War and his family in the second, more broken series of short interview chapters. The book concludes with appendices of a TV interview with Hugo and Aleida and also with some of the insider details of the attempted military coup d’etat that took place against Chavez. I found the book to be very insightful and interesting on a subject that I previously understood very little.

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