The Last Stalinist (by Paul Preston). Publishers: William Collier, London, UK, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. Book is in very good condition. Cover, in red boards with black titling to spine, is in very good condition. Dust jacket is in good condition with only minor signs of wear and is unclipped.
The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain’s turbulent 20th century. From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party, effectively lead for two decades by Santiago Carrillo, was the most determined opponent of General Franco’s Nationalist regime. Admired by many on the left as a revolutionary and a pillar of the anti-Franco struggle, and hated by others as a Stalinist gravedigger of the revolution, Santiago Carrillo was arguably the dictator’s most consistent left-wing enemy. Spain’s greatest modern historian Paul Preston unravels the legend of a devastating and controversial figure at the heart of 20th-century Spanish politics.