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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 26.94
A sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through nine American and British characters including Hemingway and George Orwell. It was a war between fascism, communism, and democracy that preceeded World War II, and a tale of idealism and a noble cause that failed. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...