Readers unfamiliar with the spanish civil war will discover the tragicomic experiences and human costs of europes first war against fascism library journal hell and good company is characteristically pacy vivid and emotive it reliably conveys the conflicts broad outlines for those who know nothing about the bloody 1936 39 . I found hell and good company the spanish civil war and the world it made a fascinating read richard rhodes chose to look at the impact the war had on the world ernest hemingway wrote dispatches about the fighting george orwell served with a peoples militia on the republican side. Read an excerpt hell and good company barcelona 25 july 1936 in the glare of spanish summer the first witnesses to the igniting civil war are leaving to tell the world. Hell and good company the spanish civil war and the world it made audiobook by richard rhodes the spanish civil war served as a test bed for world war ii and for the entire twentieth century. The civil war that ensued like most civil wars was nasty thanks to its admittedly simplified fascism democracy black and white protagonists it has taken on a near mythic romantic air not in little part from the fine fiction and nonfiction it has spawned
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