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A Traveller's Companion to Madrid

Published by Interlink Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

Hugh Thomas, best known for his authoritative analysis of the Spanish Civil War, has chosen from diaries, letters, memoirs and novels ranging across five centuries of Madrid's history. The anthology brilliantly evokes the drama and personalities of the past by drawing on eyewitness accounts and commentaries from both visitors and inhabitants including Beaumarchais, Beckford, Alexandre Dumas, Goya, Victor Hugo, Hemingway, Napoleon and scores of others.

About The Author

Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War is considered a classic work. His other books include a study of Goya’s painting 2 May 1808, The Cuban Revolution, An Unfinished History of the World, Armed Truce, and The Conquest of Mexico.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Interlink Books (September 1, 2013)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781566565912

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“All the essential spirit of Madrid – somber, aristocratic and tinged with violence.”

“Outstanding . . . a tour de force.”

“A fascinating companion.”

"Ideal for the cultured tourist . . . a vivid portrait."

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