Ghosts of Spain

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Sixty years after the Spanish Civil War ended, the appearance of mass graves containing victims of Franco’s death squads broke what Spaniards call ‘the pact of forgetting’. This book questions the cause of the Civil War, why Basque terrorists kill and why the Catalans hate Madrid.

Weight0.378 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.6 × 2.9 cm
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Publisher

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Cover

Paperback

Pages

468

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

946.08 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

SKU: 9780571279395 Category: Tags: ,

Description

Spaniards are reputed to be amongst Europe’s most forthright people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of their Civil War and the rule of General Franco? This apparent ‘pact of forgetting’ inspired writer Giles Tremlett to embark on a journey around Spain and its history. He found the ghosts of Spain everywhere, almost always arguing. Who caused the Civil War? Why do Basque terrorists kill? Why do Catalans hate Madrid? Did the Islamist bombers who killed 190 people in 2004 dream of a return to Spain’s Moorish past? Tremlett’s curiosity led him down some strange and colourful byroads, and brought him unexpected insights into the Spanish character.

Additional information

Weight0.378 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.6 × 2.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

468

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

946.08 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K