Connie: Biography of Constancia de la Mora
Constancia de la Mora is one of the most paradoxical and enigmatic Spanish figures of the 1930s. Born into a privileged and conservative environment, destined to marry well, have children and be part of the elite of "old Spain", she broke with the canons of the time by becoming a militant Republican, getting divorced, and sending her only daughter to the Soviet Union.
A passionate defender of Spanish democracy, she became one of the most important propagandists for the Republican cause. Her work would take her from Madrid to the Kremlin, and from the White House to exile in Mexico; and to sign a memoir, In Place of Splendor, published in New York that would make her an internationally famous figure.
This biography gathers documentation from archives in Spain, the United States, Holland and Russia, including those of the FBI and the Comintern, to analyze the events of an unusual life from her childhood in Madrid to her premature and tragic death in Guatemala.