The Last Stalinist

3.59 avg rating
( 22 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780007558407: The Last Stalinist

The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain’s turbulent 20th century.

From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party, effectively lead for two decades by Santiago Carrillo, was the most determined opponent of General Franco’s Nationalist regime. Admired by many on the left as a revolutionary and a pillar of the anti-Franco struggle, and hated by others as a Stalinist gravedigger of the revolution, Santiago Carrillo was arguably the dictator’s most consistent left-wing enemy.

For many on the right, Carrillo was a monster to be vilified as a mass murderer for his activities during the Civil War. But his survival owed to certain qualities that he had in abundance – a capacity for hard work, stamina and endurance, writing and oratorical skills, intelligence and cunning – though honesty and loyalty were not among them.

One by one he turned on those who helped him in his desire for advancement, revealing the ruthless streak that he shared with Franco, and a zeal for rewriting his past. Drawing on the numerous, continuously revised accounts Carillo created of his life, and contrasting them with those produced by his friends and enemies, Spain’s greatest modern historian Paul Preston unravels the legend of a devastating and controversial figure at the heart of 20th-century Spanish politics.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Paul Preston CBE is Príncipe de Asturias Professor of Contemporary Spanish History and Director of the Cañada Blanch Centre of Contemporary Spanish Studies at LSE. He was lecturer at the University of Reading and Professor of History at Queen Mary University. In 2006 he was awarded the International Ramon Llull Prize by the Catalan Government. Among his many works are 'The Triumph of Democracy in Spain' (1986), 'Franco: A Biography' (1993), 'A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War' (1996), 'Comrades' (1999), 'Doves of War: Four Women in Spain' (2002), 'Juan Carlos' (2004) and 'The Spanish Civil War' (2006). He was decorated by Spanish King Juan Carlos a 'Comendador de la Orden de Mérito Civil' and in 2007, the 'Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica'.

About the Author:

Paul Preston is Principe de Asturias Professor of Iberian History at the LSE, and was head of the International History Department there for several years. He is regarded as the leading historian of twentieth-century Spain alive.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Preston, Paul
Published by William Collins
ISBN 10: 0007558406 ISBN 13: 9780007558407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Paseo Books
(Mesa, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0007558406 New. Bookseller Inventory # Z0007558406ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

PAUL PRESTON
ISBN 10: 0007558406 ISBN 13: 9780007558407
New Quantity Available: 15
Seller
Bibliophile
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 79947

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Paul Preston
Published by William Collins (2014)
ISBN 10: 0007558406 ISBN 13: 9780007558407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Collins, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007558406

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Paul Preston
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0007558406 ISBN 13: 9780007558407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain s turbulent 20th century. From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party, effectively lead for two decades by Santiago Carrillo, was the most determined opponent of General Franco s Nationalist regime. Admired by many on the left as a revolutionary and a pillar of the anti-Franco struggle, and hated by others as a Stalinist gravedigger of the revolution, Santiago Carrillo was arguably the dictator s most consistent left-wing enemy. For many on the right, Carrillo was a monster to be vilified as a mass murderer for his activities during the Civil War. But his survival owed to certain qualities that he had in abundance - a capacity for hard work, stamina and endurance, writing and oratorical skills, intelligence and cunning - though honesty and loyalty were not among them. One by one he turned on those who helped him in his desire for advancement, revealing the ruthless streak that he shared with Franco, and a zeal for rewriting his past. Drawing on the numerous, continuously revised accounts Carillo created of his life, and contrasting them with those produced by his friends and enemies, Spain s greatest modern historian Paul Preston unravels the legend of a devastating and controversial figure at the heart of 20th-century Spanish politics. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780007558407

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Paul Preston
Published by William Collins 2014-08-14 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0007558406 ISBN 13: 9780007558407
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Collins 2014-08-14, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LBR-01347733

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Paul Preston
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0007558406 ISBN 13: 9780007558407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain s turbulent 20th century. From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party, effectively lead for two decades by Santiago Carrillo, was the most determined opponent of General Franco s Nationalist regime. Admired by many on the left as a revolutionary and a pillar of the anti-Franco struggle, and hated by others as a Stalinist gravedigger of the revolution, Santiago Carrillo was arguably the dictator s most consistent left-wing enemy. For many on the right, Carrillo was a monster to be vilified as a mass murderer for his activities during the Civil War. But his survival owed to certain qualities that he had in abundance - a capacity for hard work, stamina and endurance, writing and oratorical skills, intelligence and cunning - though honesty and loyalty were not among them. One by one he turned on those who helped him in his desire for advancement, revealing the ruthless streak that he shared with Franco, and a zeal for rewriting his past. Drawing on the numerous, continuously revised accounts Carillo created of his life, and contrasting them with those produced by his friends and enemies, Spain s greatest modern historian Paul Preston unravels the legend of a devastating and controversial figure at the heart of 20th-century Spanish politics. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780007558407

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Paul Preston
ISBN 10: 0007558406 ISBN 13: 9780007558407
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800075584070000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Paul Preston
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 2014-08-14, London (2014)
ISBN 10: 0007558406 ISBN 13: 9780007558407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers 2014-08-14, London, 2014. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007558407

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Paul Preston
ISBN 10: 0007558406 ISBN 13: 9780007558407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain's turbulent 20th century. From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party, effectively lead for two decades by Santiago Carrillo, was the most determined opponent of General Franco's Nationalist regime. Ad. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007558407_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Preston, Paul
Published by William Collins (2014)
ISBN 10: 0007558406 ISBN 13: 9780007558407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Collins, 2014. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # L9780007558407

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.05
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book