By: BARBIERI, PIERPAOLO.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015.:
Seller ID: 95634X1
Condition: Softcover. Brand new book.
Pitting fascists and communists in a showdown for supremacy, the Spanish Civil War has long been seen as a grim dress rehearsal for World War II. Francisco Franco's Nationalists prevailed with German and Italian military assistancea clear instance, it seemed, of like-minded regimes joining forces in the fight against global Bolshevism. In Hitler's Shadow Empire Pierpaolo Barbieri revises this standard account of Axis intervention in the Spanish Civil War, arguing that economic ambitionsnot ideologydrove Hitler's Iberian intervention. The Nazis hoped to establish an economic empire in Europe, a... View More...