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Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War
The telling of the story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of several characters, including Ernest Hemingway, his girlfriend Martha Gellhorn and others - all of whom stayed at Madrid's Hotel Florida.
Ghosts of Spain
Tremlett captures the Spanish character, history and modern politics in this masterful portrait, interweaving the story of his love for the country (where he has lived for 20 years) with interview, anecdote and observation.
Antonio Gaudi, Master Architect
This lavish little collection of Gaudi's work captures the evolution, imagination and exuberance of one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.
This big, thoroughly enjoyable cultural history of the city touches on architecture, art, religion and literature from Roman outpost to the present.
The Arts in Spain, From Prehistory to Modernism
From the cave painting at Altimira through the Golden Age, to the works of Picasso and Miro, this book documents the course of art in Spain, with 150 illustrations.
The Hive presents a panoramic view of the degradation and sufferings of the lower-middle class in post-civil war Spain.
Love and Revolutionary Greetings: An Ohio Boy in the Spanish Civil War
Follow the story of a boy name Sam Levinger who travels to Spain in 1937 to join the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Based off of letters home to his mother, this story will captivate and educate it's readers of the American involvement during the Spanish Civil War.
Food and Wines of Spain
A classic collection of 400 recipes, interwoven with cultural commentary and the culinary history of Spain
Cadogan Guide Barcelona & Catalonia
This savvy guide combines practical details and maps with illuminating background on history, culture and sightseeing.
Homage to Catalonia
Orwell's portrait of the Barcelona uprising and the spirit of a city at war is a classic, an observant and heartfelt report from the streets.
Winter in Madrid
A vivid and haunting historical novel, depicting post-Civil War Spain
The Shadow of the Wind
Set in the brooding atmosphere of post-WW II Barcelona, this gripping story-within-a-story has it all: murder, doomed love and a mysterious book which draws the young hero, Daniel Sempere, into the city’s dangerous underworld.
Spain, A History
An authoritative overview of Spain through the ages by one of the world's leading authorities on the history of Spain, Sir Raymond Carr.
A swashbuckling adventure set in 17th Century Spain during the reign of Philip IV and the Golden Age of Spanish power.
Gaudi, A Biography
A vivid account of the architect and his work.
A detailed city map, laminated and folded for easy reference.