PRLog - Jan. 4, 2012 - FRIGILIANA, Spain -- Praised by historians and readers around the world, Between Two Fires — Guerrilla war in the Spanish sierras is a poignant account how a Spanish village was trapped in a brutal guerrilla conflict.
Between Two Fires
Maroma Press is pleased to announce publication of a new edition of this highly praised documentary, which details a war that for years was unreported because of the strict censorship of the Franco regime.
“A masterful job!" comments Mark Williams, author of A History of Spain. "Every kid growing up in southern Spain should be required to read this book to place his/her life in perspective. When all the travel articles and books are forgotten this book will be author David Baird’s ultimate legacy."
Paul Preston, respected author of The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 and many other books on recent Spanish history, says: "This superbly written book could not be more timely."
Ian Gibson, author of acclaimed biographies of Lorca and Dalí, comments in his prologue: "There could be nobody better suited to tell this story than David Baird, and he has done so magnificently."
Other tributes from writers and critics around the world include:
“Absolutely rivetting… a wonderfully evocative footnote to history presumably experienced in many parts of Spain. I can’t put it down…. a great piece of research, and a story beautifully told. It’s a joy to read.” —Phillip Grenard (Sydney)
“A great work. It should make a big contribution to the history of the Franco rule.” — Charles Snyder (Washington)
“Profoundly researched, deeply sympathetic to the subject and compellingly written.” — Perrott Phillips (London)
“I am deeply impressed… There’s an interesting contrast made between the Spanish and French resistance, the one abandoned by the world while the other is idealised… It would be good if more people read this book to remind them how lucky they are to be alive now and not then. — Nicholas Inman (France)
The new edition of Between Two Fires - Guerrilla war in the Spanish sierras is published by Maroma Press (http://maromapress.wordpress.com/
Or order directly from the publisher by emailing: maroma.press@
The Spanish edition in hardback, Historia de los maquis - Entre dos fuegos (published by Editorial Almuzara, Córdoba), can be ordered from any Spanish bookshop.
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Maroma Press is a Malaga-based book publisher. It specialises in fiction and non-fiction related to Spain, its history and its people.