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Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809
Bernard Cornwell
0060566701
March 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Sharpe fans who may have worried that Cornwell's popular series was drawing to a close can heave a sigh of relief-the 19th entry (after 2002's Sharpe's Prey) brings the up-from-the-ranks rifleman back to the Peninsular War where the series began, among such familiar comrades-in-arms as Sergeant Harper and the "old poacher" Dan Hagman. In the treacherous villain role without which no Sharpe adventure would be complete, the Shakespeare-quoting Colonel Christopher plays both sides of the fence in an effort to contrive a peace between the warring parties that will leave him a rich man. But Christopher hasn't reckoned with the new British commander, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, who arrives in time to catch Marshal Soult's invading army by surprise. Meanwhile, Sharpe and his men, cut off in a...


Commander of the Armada : The Seventh Duke of Medina Sidonia

0300044089


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Dogs of God
James Reston
0385508484
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Veteran journalist and author Reston brings to life three key elements of Spanish history that intertwined in 1492. Columbus takes a back seat to the Inquisition and the defeat of Islamic Granada, but plays a key role in demonstrating their relationship to the rise of empire and the modern state. Reston (Warriors of God; Galileo) has done tremendous research, though the shadows of his mostly older sources tend to show in stereotypes of the treasure-hungry, Machiavellian Ferdinand and the handsome adventurer Columbus charming Isabella. While he reduces the order of Dominicans to their role as inquisitors, he generally does justice to the complexities of his subject, examining the worlds of Christians, Muslims and Jews with sympathy and irony, and incorporating portraits of several lesser-known figures. The...


Michelin Spain and Portugal Map
Manufactured by Michelin Travel Publications
2061006329
December 2003
Other Format
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Let's Go Spain and Portugal 2006
Let's Go Inc.
0312348932
November 2005
Paperback
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Review
"For independent travelers on a budget, with an emphasis on whatever's hip, fun, or free."--Associated Press


Portugal (Countries of the World)

0836823265


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Rick Steves' Spain
Rick Steves
1566919428
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to see Barcelona, the Basque Region, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Salamanca, Andalucia, Sevilla, Arcos, Jerez, Granada, The Costa del Sol, Tarifa, Gibraltar, and Morocco? With Rick Steves’ Spain 2006, travelers can experience the best of everything Spain has to offer, including tapas-hopping and cathedral visits — economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves’ Spain 2006 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick’s newest "back door" discoveries. America’s #1 authority on travel to Europe, Rick’s time-tested...


Rick Steves' Portugal 2006
Rick Steves
1566919649
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to visit Lisbon, The Algarve, Salema, Évora, Coimbra, Nazare, and Obidos? With Rick Steves’ Portugal 2006, travelers can experience the best of everything Portugal has to offer — economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves’ Portugal 2006 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick’s newest "back door" discoveries. America’s #1 authority on travel to Europe, Rick’s time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique European...


Lonely Planet Spain
Lonely Planet Publications
1740597001
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.

Here is an imagination-fueling guide on how to experience the best Spain has to offer. With...



Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day (10 Minutes a Day)
Kristine K. Kershul
0944502598
November 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
A fun, engaging, 132-page complete language learning workbook. Includes 150 sticky labels, flash cards, a cut out menu, a crossword puzzle and more. Original art and an open format are just two of the many reasons why this is one of the bestselling language series in print.

Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish

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Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture
Jos¿ Saramago
0156007134
February 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1979, 19 years before he won the Nobel Prize for literature, Portuguese novelist Saramago (Blindness) journeyed across his homeland, hoping "to write a book on Portugal that [would be] capable of offering a fresh way of looking, a new way of feeling" about the country's history and culture. Out of that personal quest comes this monumental work, a literary hybrid that intermingles an intimate portrait of a nation with aspects of a novel, travel log and guide book. From the outset, a deep sense of Portuguese and European history pervades Saramago's descriptions, which evince a longing for the past whose fragments lie in every crevice, niche and portico. For example, upon seeing "traces of ancient anti-Spanish rancor in the form of obscene graffiti scored into good 15th-century stone" in Miranda do Douro, he...


Spain
DK Publishing
0789493888
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look.


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal: With Madeira and the Azores (Anniversary)
Martin Symington
078949423X
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look.


The Alhambra
Robert Irwin
0674015681
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Built mostly in the mid- to late fourteenth century atop a hill overlooking Granada, Spain, the Alhambra stands as a stunning example of Moorish architecture, the only Muslim palace to have survived since the Middle Ages. Its inordinate artistic detailing and disorderly layout--"underpinned," Irwin suggests, "by a geometry that [has] mystical resonance"--attract thousands of tourists every day. But the Alhambra has a complicated and often unclear history; it has served as a jail for debtors, invalid soldiers, and gypsies, and in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries was "a monument to murder, slavery, poverty, and fear." In addition, as the site of the Moors' last stand before being driven from Spain by the Christian Reconquista in 1492, it has come to symbolize, for many Arabs and Muslims, everything they have lost in...


Fodor's Portugal, 2005
Fodors Travel Publications
1400014522
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Storm the ramparts of a Moorish castle, stand on the westernmost point of continental Europe, sip espresso with locals at one of Porto's old-style coffeehouses or please your palate with more than 300 types of port—Fodor's Portugal, 7th Edition offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout this country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best —"Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

-New compact trim size make these guides even more portable
-Two-color interior design makes it easier to find the information...


Empires of the Atlantic World : Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830
John H. Elliott
0300114311
May 8, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In a masterful account, Oxford don Elliott explores the simultaneous development of Spanish and English colonies in the so-called New World. Though colonists tried to recreate traditional institutions on American soil, there were inevitable differences between colonial life and life in the mother countries: familial roles, for example, were reconfigured across the ocean. In addition to differing from Europe, Spanish and British settlements differed from one another, says Elliott. Whereas Spain determined to prevent Jews and Moors from entering its territories, Britain's grudging acceptance of religious diversity was evidenced in the Crown's allowing, and in some cases encouraging, persecuted minorities to join colonial ventures. The English colonies' fractious Protestantism made Spain's...


Homage to Catalonia
George Orwell
0156421178
Oct 1969
Paperback
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Book Review
"I wonder what is the appropriate first action when you come from a country at war and set foot on peaceful soil. Mine was to rush to the tobacco-kiosk and buy as many cigars and cigarettes as I could stuff into my pockets." Most war correspondents observe wars and then tell stories about the battles, the soldiers and the civilians. George Orwell--novelist, journalist, sometime socialist--actually traded his press pass for a uniform and fought against Franco's Fascists in the Spanish Civil War during 1936 and 1937. He put his politics and his formidable conscience to the toughest tests during those days in the trenches in the Catalan section of Spain. Then, after nearly getting killed, he went back to England and wrote a gripping account of his experiences, as well as a complex analysis of the political machinations that led...


Frommer's Portugal
Danforth Prince
0471771244
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Come along with Frommer’s as we explore the highlights and hidden pleasures of Portugal, one of Europe’s best bargain destinations. We’ll show you the best of Lisbon, including the winding alleyways of the Alfama, before heading off into the countryside, where you’ll stay in historic pousadas and enjoy pristine beaches, golf by the sea, castles, ceramics, port wine, fado clubs, medieval villages, and more. Frommer's makes it easy to explore Portugal as an independent traveler, always knowing that you have good advice, complete information, and helpful maps at your fingertips.

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Come along with Frommer’s as we explore the highlights and hidden pleasures of Portugal, one of Europe’s best bargain destinations....


The Basque History of the World
Mark Kurlansky
0140298517
Feb 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The buzz about the Guggenheim Bilbão aside, the Basques seldom get good press--from the 12th-century Codex of Calixtus ("A Basque or Navarrese would do in a French man for a copper coin") to current news items about ETA, the Basque nationalist group. Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod, sets out to change all that in The Basque History of the World.

"The singular remarkable fact about the Basques is that they still exist," Kurlansky asserts. Without a defined country (other than Euskadi, otherwise known as "Basqueland"), with no known related ethnic groups, the Basques are an anomaly in Europe. What unites the Basques, above all, is their language--Euskera. According to ETA, "Euskera is the quintessence of Euskadi. So long as Euskera is alive, Euskadi will live." To help provide a complete picture of the Basques,...



A Small Death in Lisbon
Robert Wilson
0425184234
Mar 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Penzler Pick, August 2000: Winner of the prestigious Gold Dagger Award in the U.K. for the best mystery of 1999, this complex literary thriller may be one of the most satisfying suspense novels to come along in some time. Robert Wilson has written several political thrillers, most of which are set in West Africa, but they are, alas, largely unavailable in the U.S.

In A Small Death in Lisbon, the narrative switches back and forth between 1941 and 1999, and Wilson's wide knowledge of history and keen sense of place make the eras equally vibrant. In 1941 Germany, Klaus Felsen, an industrialist, is approached by the SS high command in a none-too-friendly manner and is "persuaded" to go to Lisbon and oversee the sale--or smuggling--of wolfram (also known as tungsten, used in the manufacture of tanks and airplanes). World War...



Portuguese in 10 Minutes a Day¿ (10 Minutes a Day)
Kristine K. Kershul
0944502377
May 2002
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Portugese


Sharpe's Enemy: Richard Sharpe and the Defense of Portugal, Christmas 1812
Bernard Cornwell
0140294341
April 2001
Paperback
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From AudioFile
The fifth book in the military adventure series about Richard Sharpe, this novel concerns a band of deserters who hold Lady Farthingale (wife of Sharpe's superior) and other women hostage along the Spanish-Portuguese border during the winter of 1812. Frederick Davidson performs superbly. The hardness and hauteur of his syllable-precise delivery render well the rigid hierarchies and varied personalities of military life. For fans of the series, Davidson's readings may be definitive. G.H. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


Rick Steves' Portugal
Rick Steves
1566918812
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Who but Rick Steves can tell you the best way to visit Lisbon, The Algarve, Salema, Evora, Coimbra, Nazare, and Obidos? With Rick Steves' Portugal 2005, you can experience the best of everything Portugal has to offer-economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves' Portugal 2005 includes color maps and photographs, opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick's newest "back door" discoveries. In addition, valuable information on the Salema Beach Burns Quickie Tour is featured as well as an orientation to each region with suggestions on day trips and time management. America's number one authority on travel to...


The Rough Guide to Spain 11
Mark Ellingham
1843532611
May 2004
Paperback
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The Story of Spain: The Dramatic History of Europe's Most Fascinating Country
Mark R. Williams
0970696922
April 30, 2004
Paperback
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Paul Smith, Professor Emeritus, Department of Spanish, U.C.L.A.
"By far the best introduction for students in English to Spain's history and culture..."

David Baird, Lookout Magazine
"A vivid account of the country's origins and development as a nation..."

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Madrid (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
Jane Ewart (Editor), Tom Prentice (Editor)
0789495678
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Includes sections on: Old Madrid, Bourbon Madrid, La Castellana, and several other sites beyond the city.

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