COLODNY, Robert Garland
Title: The Struggle for Madrid : The Central Epic of the Spanish Conflict (1936-37). First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Paine-Whitman Publishers, New York, 1958, 1958
Seller ID: 115516
COLODNY, Robert Garland. The Struggle for Madrid : The Central Epic of the Spanish Conflict (1936-37). New York : Paine-Whitman Publishers, 1958. First Edition. Pp (8),9-256. Maps. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
Robert Garland Colodny (b. August 5, 1915, Phoenix, Arizona - d. March 17, 1997, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
"This a study of the battles that were waged between the armies of the Spanish Republic and the armies of General Francisco Franco for the city of Madrid. It was this struggle, beginning with the collapse of Republican arms at Toledo in September, 1936, and ending with the victory of the Madrid armies at Guadalajara in March, 1937, that determined the duration and characteristics of the rest of the conflict. Hence, it was the central episode of the Spanish War, its focal point for six months. The crucible in which was formed the Ejercito Popular, the People's Army, was the front of Madrid. Here were created the myths which plague the historian. Here, due to international intervention, the Spanish struggle lost its purely national character and became at once a civil war of a profoundly Spanish type, a war of independence waged by a section of the Spanish people against German, Italian, and Moroccan armies, and a clash of supranational ideologies that aroused the deepest passions of peoples far removed from the immediate Spanish interests at stake." (from the Foreword).
I. The Road From Toledo.
II. The Storming of Madrid.
III. The Battle of Encirclement.
Notes; Bibliography; Index; Maps.
1. The Stabilized Front of Madrid
2. University City Sector.
3. Somosierra - Guadarrama Front
4. The Guadalajara Campaign.
5. Coruņa Highway
6. Plan of Advance to Madrid
7. Battle of Jarama
8. The Advance into Action of the XVth Brigade
Waterstaining spine and lower margins of both boards (and coresponding dustjacket), else very good in chipped, edgeworn, price-clipped dutjacket. Internally tight and clean. . 35.00