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  • The Revolution before the Revolutionby Guya Accornero

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 90.00

    Histories of Portugal's transition to democracy have long focused on the 1974 military coup that toppled the authoritarian Estado Novo regime and set in motion the divestment of the nation's colonial holdings. However, the events of this "Carnation Revolution" were in many ways the culmination of a much longer process of resistance and protest originating... 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...

  • Skylightby Jose Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.38

    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...

  • The Spanish Armadasby Winston Graham

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 4.82

    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 Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (2)by Alejandro de Quesada; Stephen Walsh

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 13.95

    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...

  • Swords of El Cidby Tom Hill

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99

    Swords, combat, ransom, siege, battle, rape, starvation, revenge, bloodshed, justice, honour and death. The life of the famous El Cid as he wages medieval warfare to seize Valencia. A thousand years ago the Christian Knights of the Kings of Leon fight the ruling Muslim Moors and the dreaded Almoravids of the Sahara for the right to rule Spain. more...

  • Talavera 1809by Rene Chartrand; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The battle of Talavera in 1809 was one of the major battles of the Peninsular War and Arthur Wellesley's first victory in Spain itself, following which he was created Viscount Wellington of Talavera and Wellington. Although Wellesely's forces were outnumbered, and a sizeable contingent of the Spanish ran away, he had chosen a superb defensive position... more...

  • War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898by John Lawrence Tone

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    From 1895 to 1898, Cuban insurgents fought to free their homeland from Spanish rule. Though often overshadowed by the "Splendid Little War" of the Americans in 1898, according to John Tone, the longer Spanish-Cuban conflict was in fact more remarkable, foreshadowing the wars of decolonization in the twentieth century. Employing newly released evidence--including... more...

  • The 'Civilising Mission' of Portuguese Colonialism, 1870-1930by Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book provides an historical, critical analysis of the doctrine of 'civilising mission' in Portuguese colonialism in the crucial period from 1870 to 1930. Exploring international contexts and transnational connections, this 'civilising mission' is analysed and assessed by examining the employment and distribution of African manpower. more...

  • After the Civil Warby Michael Richards

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    A fascinating study of how the memory of Spain's bloody civil war has been contested from 1939 to the present. more...