Roosevelt and Franco During the Second World War: From the Spanish Civil War to Pearl Harbor

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This book examines the internal controversies of the Roosevelt Administration in connection with Spain during World War II, the role of the President in these controversies, and the foundations of the policy that was followed from the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War until the launching of Operation Torch in 1942.

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Overview

This book examines the internal controversies of the Roosevelt Administration in connection with Spain during World War II, the role of the President in these controversies, and the foundations of the policy that was followed from the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War until the launching of Operation Torch in 1942.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a thorough, objective and insightful treatment of a complex relationship that constitutes a major contribution to the diplomatic history of World War II. It will become the standard account."
—Stanley Payne, University of Wisconsin

"Yet another indication of a resurgnece of interest in Franco's Spain, this study of relations between the Roosevelt administration and the Franco regime in the two years prior to US intervention in WWII offers studious research coupled with astute analysis."
—B.T. Browne, Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230604506
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Series: World of the Roosevelts Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Joan Maria Thomàs
is Professor of Contemporary History at the Universidad Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain.

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Table of Contents


Pt. I Background: From the Spanish Civil War to the Second World War
1 Roosevelt and Franco during the Spanish Civil War (18 July 1936-1 April 1939) 3
2 Between Two Wars: From the Spanish Civil War to the Second World War (1 April-1 September 1939) 25 Pt. II The United States and Spain from the Second World War to Operation Torch
3 The First Stage of Alexander W. Weddell's Embassy (May 1939-August 1940) 47
4 The Second Stage of Alexander W. Weddell's Embassy (August 1940-March 1942) 103 Conclusion 215 Notes 219 Sources and Bibliography 255 Index 265
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