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  • A Long Petal of the Sea

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    The Sunday Times bestseller'One of the strongest and most affecting works in Allende's long career' New York Times Book Review'A defiantly warm and funny novel, by somebody who has earned the right to argue that love and optimism can survive whatever history might throw at us' Daily TelegraphSeptember 3, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World W... ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Battle for Spain

    The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

    by Antony Beevor ...
    The bestselling author of STALINGRAD and BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL on the Spanish Civil War, drawing on masses of newly discovered material from the Spanish, Russian and German archives.The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against Franco was one of the most hard-fought and bitterest conflicts of the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Homage To Catalonia

    by George Orwell ...
    At the height of the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell served from 1936-1937 as a private for the POUM, the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification, an anti-Stalinist communist party. Seriously wounded in action and betrayed by the Communist Party, Orwell and his wife, Eileen, narrowly escaped arrest and returned to England in early summer 1937. Homage to Catalonia is Orwell’s moving account of his ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Spain: A History

    Out of the division and strife of the Middle Ages, Spain emerged from behind the Pyrenees to straddle the stage of European politics like some new colossus. Discoverer of a New World, it became the greatest power on earth and created a Golden Age of culture breathtaking in its quality and achievement. Within 150 years, Spain was in a state of decay and fast being left behind by more progressive ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Red Sky at Sunrise

    Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, A Moment of War

    by Laurie Lee ...
    British poet Laurie Lee's celebrated autobiographical trilogy: Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War'I was set down from the carrier's cart at the age of three; and there with a sense of bewilderment and terror my life in the village began.''This trilogy is a sequence of early recollections, beginning with the dazzling lights and sounds of my first footings on ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past

    Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past

    The Spanish are reputed to be amongst Europe's most voluble people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of the Spanish Civil War and the rule of dictator Generalísimo Francisco Franco? The appearance - sixty years after that war ended - of mass graves containing victims of Franco's death squads has finally broken what Spaniards call "the pact of forgetting". At this charged moment, ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Echoes from Afar

    A powerful story of love and loss from the beloved internationally bestselling author, Tamara McKinley, who also writes as Sunday Times bestseller Ellie Dean. For fans of Lesley Pearse and Susan Lewis.So this is Paris, she thought in awe. Spread out before her beneath a clear blue sky, it was like a precious gift after the smog and filth of London. No wonder it was called the city of love . . ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ferdinand and Isabella

    King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain are most often remembered for the epochal voyage of Christopher Columbus. But the historic landfall of October 1492 was only a secondary event of the year. The preceding January, they had accepted the surrender of Muslim Granada, ending centuries of Islamic rule in their peninsula. And later that year, they had ordered the expulsion or forced baptism of ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Spanish Armada

    by Jay Williams ...
    In the summer of 1588, a great body of ships sailed from Spain on a Crusade: to restore England to Catholicism. The ensuing events brought a Spanish word, armada, into the English language and created a host of legends. Intrepid English sea dogs in tiny ships, it was said, had bravely faced down towering Spanish galleons. Finally, a storm sent by a vengeful God wrecked most of that proud fleet on ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Death in the Afternoon

    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 combination of athleticism and artistry, and its ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Cortés and the Aztec Conquest

    In three years, the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, leading a few hundred Spanish soldiers, overcame a centuries-old empire that could put tens of thousands of warriors on the field. Even after his god-like reputation had been shattered, and his horses and cannons were no longer regarded as supernatural, his ruthless daring took him on to victory. Yet in the end, his prize was not the gold ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge (Text Only)

    by Paul Preston ...
    A rousing and full-blooded account of the Spanish Civil War and the rise to prominence of General Franco.No modern conflict has inflamed the passions of both civilians and intellectuals as much as the Spanish Civil War of 1936–39. Burned into our collective historical consciousness, it not only prefigured the imminent Second World War but also ushered in a new and horrific form of warfare that ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Homage to Catalonia

    by George Orwell ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery of civil war' Antony BeevorEvery line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism as I understand it'. Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, chronicled in Homage to Catalonia. Here he brings ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • No Way But This

    in search of Paul Robeson

    by Jeff Sparrow ...
    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.Paul Robeson was a prize-winning scholar and the greatest footballer of his era, even before he ascended to global superstardom as a singer, Hollywood actor, and activist. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson stunned audiences with ‘Ol’ Man River’ and Othello, as his passion for social justice led him from Jazz Age Harlem to the mining towns of Wales, from the ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Spain

    by Jan Morris ...
    Spain is one of the absolutes. Nothing is more compelling than the drama, at once dark and dazzling, of that theatre over the hills - the vast splendour of the Spanish landscape, the intensity of Spain's pride and misery, the adventurous glory of a history that set its seal upon half the world . . .Passionate, evocative and beautifully written, Spain is a companion to the country: its people, its ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • The History of the Conquest of Peru

    series Bybliotech Discovery
    The story of the fall of the Inca civilisation in Peru is one of the most astonishing episodes ever to occur in history; and in the skilful hands of William H. Prescott, one of America's greatest historians, it takes on a new dimension. The narrative positively seethes with detail, drama, as the astonishing achievements of Pizarro and his small band of Spanish Conquistadors are vividly described. ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Homage to Catalonia

    Orwell and the Spanish Civil War

    by George Orwell ...
    Homage to Catalonia is political journalist and novelist George Orwell's personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War. The first edition was published in 1938.Orwell served as a private, a corporal, or cabo and— when the informal command structure of the militia gave way to a conventional hierarchy in May 1937— as a lieutenant, on a provisional basis, in Catalonia ... Read more

    $2.90 AUD

  • El Escorial

    by Mary Cable ...
    El Escorial is more than a monument to the zeal of Spain's Catholicism; it is also a symbol of Spain at its imperial apogee. This imposing, granite edifice was built by King Philip II to celebrate Spain's victory over the French at Saint-Quentin on August 10, 1557. Paid for with New-World gold, this sprawling monastery-palace is laid out in a vast grid of corridors and courtyards. At its heart is ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Moment of War

    by Laurie Lee ...
    ‘A Moment of War’ is the magnificent conclusion to Laurie Lee’s autobiographical trilogy begun in ‘Cider with Rosie’ and ‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’.It was December 1937 when the young Laurie Lee crossed the Pyrenees and walked into the bitter winter of the Spanish Civil War. With great vividness and poignancy, Lee portrays the brave defeat of youthful idealism in Auden’s ‘low ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Conquest of New Spain

    Bernal Diaz was an eyewitness to one of history's most remarkable events - the conquest of the Empire of the Aztecs, and the defeat of their Emperor Montezuma.The indomitable Diaz delivers his chronicle first-hand, vividly describing the ruthless battles, the brilliant Machiavellian strategies of Cortes, and the superstitions vacillations of Montezuma that lead to the momentous overthrow of the ... Read more

    $1.49 AUD

  • The New Spaniards

    by John Hooper ...
    A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of this masterly portrayal of contemporary Spain.The restoration of democracy in 1977 heralded a period of intense change that continues today. Spain has become a land of extraordinary paradoxes in which traditional attitudes and contemporary preoccupations exist side by side. Focussing on issues which affect ordinary Spaniards, from housing to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Peninsular War

    A New History

    For centuries Spain had been the most feared and predatory power in Europe - it had the largest empire and one of the world's great navies to defend it. Nothing could have prepared the Spanish for the devastating implosion of 1805-14. Trafalgar destroyed its navy and the country degenerated into a brutalized shambles with French and British armies marching across it at will. The result was a war ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • A Short History of Europe

    From Pericles to Putin

    by Simon Jenkins ...
    The first short, single-volume history of the continent - from the Dark Ages to present day - by the author of the bestselling A Short History of EnglandEurope is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom.From Greece and Rome, through the Reformation ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A British Rifleman - the Journals and Correspondence of Major George Simmons, Rifle Brigade, during the Peninsular war and the campaign of Waterloo

    The journals and correspondence of George Simmons add a further lustre to the excellent memoirs and books that men of the 95th Rifles left of the adventures, hard fought actions and grim experiences of the Peninsular War and the Waterloo Campaign. Simmons was commissioned into the 1st Battalion 95th Rifles, a fellow officer of Sir John Kincaid and Sir Harry Smith both of whom left valuable memoirs ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus