US$14.99, US$18.62 Giles Tremlett’s new book on the International Brigades weaves archival material with colourful ­first-hand accounts. He has created a dazzling mosaic of vignettes and sources, of lives lived and lost, of acts of heroism, solidarity, betrayal and futility, that builds to a grand picture of a conflict that drew idealists from across the world. Please try again","bd_saving_percent_off":"{0}%
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