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  • 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...

  • After the Civil Warby Michael Richards

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

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

  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Spanishby Drew Launay

    Oval Guides 2010; US$ 4.36

    A guide to understanding the Spanish that views them with the same light-hearted attitude that they themselves display in life. more...

  • Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil Warby Amanda Vaill

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War Madrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe?a conflict one writer will call ?the decisive thing of the century??six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage... more...

  • Homage to Cataloniaby George Orwell

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1969; US$ 14.95

    In 1936 Orwell went to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists. This famous account describes the war and Orwell?s experiences. Introduction by Lionel Trilling. more...

  • The Spanish Civil Warby Hugh Thomas

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95

    A masterpiece of the historian?s art, Hugh Thomas?s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised and updated with significant new material, including new revelations about atrocities perpetrated against civilians by both sides in this epic... more...

  • The Anatomy of a Momentby Javier Cercas

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 17.99

    In February 1981, Spain was still emerging from Franco's shadow, holding a democratic vote for the new prime minister. On the day of the vote in Parliament, while the session was being filmed by TV cameras, a band of right-wing soldiers burst in with automatic weapons, ordering everyone to get down. Only three men defied the order. For thirty-five... more...

  • Travels into Spainby Madame D'Aulnoy; R. Foulché-Delbosc

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    'Of all literary fakes this is surely the most impudent, ingenious, and successful. The Comtesse D'Aulnoy was never in Spain (but) she was a born traveller. Not without reason have the editors of The Broadway Travellers included her fiction in their library of fact. For, despite its falseness, it is intellectually the real thing.' Saturday Review... more...

  • 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...

  • Tales of Seductionby Sarah Wright

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 37.00

    Don Juan is one of the intriguing creations of Western literature. A legendary seducer of women, trickster and transgressor of sacred boundaries, he has been the object of countless revisions over the centuries. The twentieth-century has viewed the figure afresh through the prism of its own cultural terms of reference and social concerns. Using an... more...