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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...

  • The Portugal Storyby John Dos Passos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00

    This selective history of Portugal reflects the author?s fascination with his own Portuguese/Madeiran heritage. The work tracks the nation?s rise and fall as a world power, drawing from the author?s travels and archival research. ?Dos Passos,? writes historian J. H. Plumb, ?brings to his material a novelist?s acute eye for human character and a narrative... more...

  • The Making of the Basque Nationby Marianne Heiberg

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 55.00

    Set against the historical background of Spain's unification as a modern state, this book is a study of Basque nationalism. more...

  • Sammy and Juliana in Hollywoodby Benjamin Alire Saenz

    Cinco Puntos Press 2011; US$ 11.95

    A YA novel Latino-style--it's 1969 and Hollywood is a dirt-poor barrio in small town America. more...

  • Franco's Cryptby Jeremy Treglown

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 11.20

    An open-minded and clear-eyed reexamination of the cultural artifacts of Franco's Spain True, false, or both? Spain's 1939-75 dictator, Francisco Franco, was a pioneer of water conservation and sustainable energy. Pedro Almodóvar is only the most recent in a line of great antiestablishment film directors who have worked continuously in Spain... more...

  • The Spanish Armadasby Winston Graham

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 7.41

    The story of the Spanish Armada, sent crashing to destruction in stormy seas by English battleships, is one of the most famous and popular of British history. Philip II of Spain?s crusade to conquer Protestant England was the culmination of an undeclared war between the two nations which had simmered for years. The dramatic destruction of the Spanish... more...

  • The Eighteenth-Century Theatre in Spainby Philip B. Thomason; Ceri Byrne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Previously published as a special issue of The Bulletin of Spanish Studies, The Eighteenth-Century Theatre in Spain  is the second in a series of research bibliographies on the Theatre in Spain. Representing ten years of searches and compilation by its specialist authors, this volume draws together data on more than 1,500 books, articles and documents... more...

  • Lending to the Borrower from Hellby Mauricio Drelichman; Hans-Joachim Voth

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    Why do lenders time and again loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? As the United States and many European nations struggle with mountains of debt, historical precedents can offer valuable insights. Lending to the Borrower from Hell looks at one famous case--the debts and defaults of Philip... more...

  • Death in the Afternoonby Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner 2014; US$ 19.00

    Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting was more than mere sport and reveals a rich source of inspiration for his art. The unrivaled drama of bullfighting, with its rigorous... more...

  • Skylightby Jose Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    Called ?the book lost and found in time? by its author, Skylight is one of Saramago?s earliest novels. The manuscript was lost in the publishers? offices in Lisbon for decades, and is only now being published in English. Lisbon, late-1940s. The inhabitants of an old apartment block are struggling to make ends meet. There?s the elderly shoemaker... more...