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  • The Confident Hope of a Miracleby Neil Hanson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    The real story of the Spanish Armada. In the winter of 1587 the Spanish Armada, the largest force of warships ever assembled, set sail to crush the English navy. This breathtaking overview of one of the most fascinating campaigns in European history begins with the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, the event that precipitated the launching of the... more...

  • English Captainby Thomas Wintringham

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03

    'Barcelona is colour, noise, heat, dust, violent traffic and quick-moving people. Many of the men carry rifles slung on their backs...' Tom Wintringham (1898-1949) was a pioneer of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War, and commander of the British Battalion in the bloody Battle of Jarama in February 1937, at which he was wounded.... more...

  • Lisbonby Neill Lochery

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 15.99

    Lisbon had a pivotal role in the history of World War II, though not a gun was fired there. The only European city in which both the Allies and the Axis power operated openly, it was temporary home to much of Europe?s exiled royalty, over one million refugees seeking passage to the U.S., and a host of spies, secret police, captains of industry, bankers,... more...

  • A Drizzle of Honeyby David M. Gitlitz; Linda Kay Davidson

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    When Iberian Jews were converted to Catholicism under duress during the Inquisition, many struggled to retain their Jewish identity in private while projecting Christian conformity in the public sphere. To root out these heretics, the courts of the Inquisition published checklists of koshering practices and "grilled" the servants, neighbors, and even... more...

  • The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)by Rene Chartrand; Bill Younghusband

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    Osprey are confident in boasting that this remarkable three-part study will transform the research material available to the English-speaking student of the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Most know that Wellington's Portuguese troops were praised as the 'fighting cocks' of his army; fewer appreciate that they represented between half and one-third of... more...

  • Spanish Seaborne Empireby John Horace Parry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 40.00

    The Spanish empire in America was the first of the great seaborne empires of western Europe; it was for long the richest and the most formidable, the focus of envy, fear, and hatred. Its haphazard beginning dates from 1492; it was to last more than three hundred years before breaking up in the early nineteenth century in civil wars between rival generals... more...

  • Rivers of Goldby Hugh Thomas

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 20.00

    From one of the greatest historians of the Spanish world, here is a fresh and fascinating account of Spain?s early conquests in the Americas. Hugh Thomas?s magisterial narrative of Spain in the New World has all the characteristics of great historical literature: amazing discoveries, ambition, greed, religious fanaticism, court intrigue, and a battle... more...

  • Ready for Revolutionby Agustín Guillamón; Paul Sharkey

    AK Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    An armed, clandestine, union committee evolves into the revolutionary vanguard. more...

  • The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (1)by Alejandro Quesada; Stephen Walsh

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and... more...

  • Hell and Good Companyby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 30.00

    From the Pulitzer Prize?winning and bestselling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb ?the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. The Spanish Civil War (1936?1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional artists and writers, including... more...