American historian Stanley G. Payne writes about the regime of Franco, from the Nationalist uprising to Franco’s death. Payne answers the great question about Franco’s dictatorship: how was Franco able to outsmart everyone else and die in his bed, unlike other dictators like Hitler or Mussolini. It’s an accessible account to the rule of Franco, a period marked by authoritarianism, repression, economic growth and social changes. Very recommended if you want to read a work that is not clearly pro or anti-Franco, but one that recognized the complexities of that period and Franco as an individual.
- Paperback: 677 pages
- Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (September 27, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0299110745
- ISBN-13: 978-0299110741
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.5 inches