In factand as I wrote at the timelike Generalissimo Francisco Franco
before him, al-Mabhouh is still dead.
The novel begins with a pregnant mother's confused apprehension of the city on March 17, 1937, during the bombing of the city by the Nationalist-Fascist forces under Generalissimo Francisco Franco
The doctor concluded that the man, like Generalissimo Francisco Franco
, was still dead.
When Spain went after Pinochet, who later died of natural causes at age 91 without ever standing trial, it could no longer ignore its own dictator, Generalissimo Francisco Franco
, writes Omar G.
Eby, Comrades and Commissars: The Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War is a fascinating history of 2,800 American fighters who formed a Battalion to fight for Generalissimo Francisco Franco
and his right-wing nationalists against the Republican government of Spain during the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930's.
Claribel's letters were truly letters, written on green silk paper (real paper), stuffed in airmail envelopes (real envelopes) with sepia, green, or gray postage stamps (also the real thing), from which eyed me the austere, retouched, groomed, mustachioed face--not at all realistic--of Generalissimo Francisco Franco
, supreme leader of obscurantist and ultra-Catholic Spain.
During the height of the sexual revolution in the United States and other parts of Europe, Spain was only just beginning to emerge from decades of dictatorship under Generalissimo Francisco Franco
and a legal system that did not recognize rights for women.