By José Luis Olaizola,Richard Goodyear
"The most sensible Spanish novel in regards to the Spanish Civil War."
— Álvaro Mutis, Author, The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll, winner of the Neustadt overseas Prize for Literature
Winner of Spain's prestigious Planeta Prize for fiction, this ancient novel takes the shape of an imagined diary by way of common Antonio Escobar, the highest-ranking officer of the Republican military closing in Spain on the finish of the Spanish Civil conflict, whereas he awaited trial and execution.
Besides being a vibrant reminder of the way harmful political passions can be, General Escobar's War is additionally a profoundly intimate portrait of an inspiring guy. via his decisive motion on July 19, 1936, Escobar, then a Civil shield colonel and a guy of profound spiritual conviction, succeeded in thwarting the army rebellion in Barcelona.
Although his father used to be a hero of the Spanish-American struggle in Cuba, his daughter was once a nun, and one in all his sons was once a Falangist fighter, Escobar freely selected to safeguard the Republic according to his oath to aid the legally constituted government.
The writer offers an extraordinary point of view of the Spanish Civil battle, freed from partisanship and beliefs, via a soldier who, in Spain's nice historical schism, selected to take a deeply uncomfortable stance simply because he believed his responsibility referred to as him to do so.
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General Escobar's War: A Novel of the Spanish Civil War by José Luis Olaizola,Richard Goodyear