Spain in Our Hearts
Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Hochschild, Adam
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date Written:  29/03/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Pages:  464pp   Price:  $30.00   ISBN:  978-0-547-97318-0
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19118

Hochschild shares tales of some of the roughly 2,800 Americans who participated in the Spanish Civil War. He shows how the war was a brutal, cruel mismatch from the beginning, with Franco's fascist forces strengthened by 80,000 Italian troops supplied by Mussolini, as well as weapons and airplanes provided by Hitler in exchange for war-related minerals. Additionally, Hochschild uncovers the story of how Texaco, headed by an admirer of Hitler, Torkild Rieber, provided Franco with unlimited oil on credit, shipped it for free, and supplied invaluable intelligence on tankers carrying oil to the Republican forces.