Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2nd ed., 2006. Xxxiv + 526 pp., photo-plates + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. When the first version of this book was published in 1982 under the title, The Spanish Civil War, Gerald Brenan described it as 'by a long way the best, and fairest and the most accurate book upon it.' Over the intervening years, a huge amount of new material has appeared in Spain and from documents finally emerging from Russian, German and other archives. This edition takes advantage of the new information and reinforces it with new research. The author charts not only the course of the war in a fresh light, but illuminates the vicious infighting on both sides. Illustrated with photographs and maps.