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Between Two Fires by David Baird
Between Two Fires
Guerrilla war in the Spanish sierras, a poignant account of how this area suffered a brutal conflict for years after the Spanish Civil War, ignored by the rest of Europe. Historian Paul Preston says: “A tragic yet heroic story. This superbly written book could not be more timely. As exciting as any thriller, yet deeply moving.”
Authors Profile - David BairdBorn in Shropshire, David Baird worked for publications around the world, from Britain and Australia to Hong Kong and Canada, before basing himself in Spain. As a foreign correspondent, he has contributed articles to The Economist, The Guardian, the New York Times, Maclean’s Magazine, and many other publications.
His non-fiction books include Between Two Fires, a poignant account of the impact of the guerrilla war which raged in southern Spain in the 1940s. It won praise from historians Ian Gibson and Paul Preston.
His humorous account of life in an Andalusian village, Sunny Side Up - The 21st century hits a Spanish village, was selected for study in Granada and Málaga schools.
He has also written several guidebooks and two works of fiction. He has twice been awarded Spain’s national prize for non-Spanish travel writers.