The July Revolution
- While the events in Spain in July 1909 are frequently alluded to in English-language histories, the treatments have been largely schematic, functioning either to set the stage for later events like the dictatorship and the Spanish Civil War or as a backdrop for the biography of its most famous participant, Francisco Ferrer.
- This book tells the whole story, from immediate precursors to and causes of the uprising to the political aftermath. Ferrer has his place, in several chapters, but this is the first full history in English.
- The history itself—eye-witness and impassioned, originally published in 1910—and Yeoman’s lengthy and measured Introduction make for a wonderful combination. A stirring read with academic rigor.