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Hell and Good Company - The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made-logo

Hell and Good Company - The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made

Richard Rhodes

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Genres:

History

Description:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb-the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Martha Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and John Dos Passos. The idealism of the cause-defending democracy from fascism at a time when Europe was darkening toward another world war-and the brutality of the conflict drew from them some of their best work: Guernica, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Homage to Catalonia, The Spanish Earth. The war spurred breakthroughs in military and medical technology as well. New aircraft, new weapons, new tactics and strategy all emerged in the intense Spanish conflict. Indiscriminate destruction raining from the sky became a dreaded reality for the first time. Progress also arose from the horror: the doctors and nurses who volunteered to serve with the Spanish defenders devised major advances in battlefield surgery and front-line blood transfusion. In those ways, and in many others, the Spanish Civil War served as a test bed for World War II, and for the entire twentieth century. From the life of John James Audubon to the invention of the atomic bomb, readers have long relied on Richard Rhodes to explain, distill, and dramatize crucial moments in history. Now, he takes us into battlefields and bomb shelters, into the studios of artists, into the crowded wards of war hospitals, and into the hearts and minds of a rich cast of characters to show how the ideological, aesthetic, and technological developments that emerged in Spain changed the world forever.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christian Coulson

Length:

8h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:05