When fascist troops staged a coup in Spain in 1936, 40,000 foreign volunteers flocked to the country to defend its fledgling republican government. Among those volunteers was the Lincoln Brigade -- a loose coalition of almost 3,000 Americans, a third of whom died in the conflict. Adam Hochschild's new book, "Spain in Our Hearts," examines what drew these men to volunteer and whether their ideals cost them the war. Hochschild joins us in studio to discuss the role of Americans in the Spanish Civil War.
Adam Hochschild Examines the Role of Americans in the Spanish Civil War
Adam Hochschild, journalist; author of "Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1938"