Politically exiled in Mexico, this former Minister of War and Foreign Minister of the Loyalist Government in Spain, is well equipped to present the first comprehensive, authoritative history of the Spanish Civil War. Chronological history with all its implications; the breadth of the problem beyond the civil war; the part played by dictatorships, the Soviet; interpretation of world propaganda and the truth behind it. The defeat, not only of democracy in Spain, but of all democracies failing to recognize what was at stake. Industry, agriculture, education in the past and conditions today under Franco. Spain's part, now and in the future, in European affairs. Important.