Franco: a personal and political biography ЧЕЛОВЕК
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ЧЕЛОВЕК Franco: a personal and political biography . The coauthors, both renowned historians of Spain, present a deeply researched account that has made extensive use of the Franco Archive (long inaccessible to historians). He has been the subject of many biographies, several of them more than a thousand pages in length, but all the preceding works have tended toward one extreme of interpretation or the other. Payne and Jesú-s Palacios examine in detail how Franco became dictator and how his leadership led to victory in the Spanish Civil War that consolidated his regime! Stanley G. They have also conducted in-depth interviews with his only daughter to explain better his family background, personal life, and marital environment, as well as his military and political career.Franco: A Personal and Political Biography depicts his early life, explains his career and rise to prominence as an army officer who became Europes youngest interwar brigadier general in 1926, and then discusses his role in the affairs of the troubled Second Spanish Republic (1931–36). This is the first comprehensive scholarly biography of Franco in English that is objective and balanced in its coverage, treating all three major aspects of his life—personal, military, and political. General Francisco Franco ruled Spain for nearly forty years, as one of the most powerful and controversial leaders in that nations long history. They also explore Francos role in the great repression that accompanied the Civil War—resulting in tens of thousands of executions—and examine at length his controversial role in World War II. This masterful biography highlights Francos metamorphoses and adaptations to retain power as politics, culture, and economics shifted in the four decades of his dictatorship.