Year of publication: 2006
Anthony Beevor The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 For Gonzalo Pontn with all my gratitude for all his help MAPS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This book has had a curious life. I began work on what can now be called the prototype version in 1976, not long after the death of General Franco. It was finally published in 1982 under the title The Spanish Civil War, soon after Colonel Tejero held the Cortes hostage at gunpoint in an attempt to overthrow the democracy which had emerged under King ...
Keywords: Europe General History Military Other Revolutionary Spain Spain & Portugal Spain - History - Civil War; 1936-1939
Year of publication: 1994
Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi INTRODUCTION PEREIRA TRANSFORM I am sometimes asked to name my favourite books. The list changes, depending on my mood, the year, tricks played by memory. I might mention novels by Nabokov and Calvino and Tolkien on one occasion, by Fitzgerald and Baldwin and E.B. White on another. Camus often features, as do Tolstoy, Borges, Morrison, and Manto. And then I have my wild card, the one I tend to show last and with most pleasure, because it feels like revealing ...
Keywords: & Bereavement death Family Fiction General grief Married People Newspaper Editors Portugal Relationships Suspense Suspense fiction Translators
Year of publication: 2001
THE SNARE By Rafael Sabatini CHAPTER I. THE AFFAIR AT TAVORA It is established beyond doubt that Mr. Butler was drunk at the time. This rests upon the evidence of Sergeant Flanagan and the troopers who accompanied him, and it rests upon Mr. Butlers own word, as we shall see. And let me add here and now that however wild and irresponsible a rascal he may have been, yet by his own lights he was a man of honour, incapable of falsehood, even though it were calculated to save his skin. I do not deny ...
Keywords: 1837-1901 -- Fiction Great Britain -- History -- Victoria Portugal -- History