Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain

Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain


  • Author : Hugh Thomas
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780300142464


Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain Book Description :

A dramatic biography of the extraordinary Spanish industrialist and entrepreneur Eduardo Barreiros Born in an impoverished region of Galicia, possessed of little education and less money, Eduardo Barreiros (1919-1992) rose to become an immensely successful entrepreneur and one of Spain's most prominent industrialists. In this engaging biography, the first on a Spanish entrepreneur in English, Hugh Thomas recounts Barreiros's origins as an auto mechanic, his success in the motor industry, his tragic alliance with the Chrysler Corporation, and his little-known role as a motor industry founder in 1980s Cuba. Drawing on an unrivaled knowledge of Spanish history, Lord Thomas also brings to light Barreiros's critical role in the modernization of the Spanis...

The  Red Terror  and the Spanish Civil War

The Red Terror and the Spanish Civil War


  • Author : Julius Ruiz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-30
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781107054547


The Red Terror and the Spanish Civil War Book Description :

This book deals with one of most controversial issues of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): the "Red Terror." Approximately 50,000 Spaniards were extrajudically executed in Republican Spain following the failure of the military rebellion in July 1936. This mass killing of "fascists" seriously undermined attempts by the legally constituted Republican government to present itself in foreign quarters as fighting a war for democracy. This study, based on a wealth of scholarship and archival sources, challenges the common view that executions were the work of criminal or anarchist "uncontrollables." Its focus is on Madrid, which witnessed at least 8,000 executions in 1936. It shows that the terror was organized and was carried out with the complicity of t...

Modern Spain

Modern Spain


  • Author : Enrique Ávila López
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-12-07
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781610696012


Modern Spain Book Description :

Fulfilling the need for English-source material on contemporary Spain, this book supplies readers with an in-depth, interdisciplinary guide to the country of Spain and its intricate, diverse culture. • Serves as a general reference guide to Spain that presents historical information as well as details about everyday life in modern-day Spain • Covers a huge variety of topics ranging from sports and literature to gastronomy and geography • Addresses virtually every issue and concern related to 21st-century Spain • Provides the most up-to-date facts in a fair, unprejudiced manner • Connects relevant aspects of Spain with those of other countries, giving readers perspective into the obvious differences and subtle nuances between unfamiliar cult...

Truman  Franco s Spain  and the Cold War

Truman Franco s Spain and the Cold War


  • Author : Wayne H. Bowen
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-30
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780826273840


Truman Franco s Spain and the Cold War Book Description :

Well-deployed primary sources and brisk writing by Wayne H. Bowen make this an excellent framework for understanding the evolution of U.S. policy toward Spain, and thus how a nation facing a global threat develops strategic relationships over time. President Harry S. Truman harbored an abiding disdain for Spain and its government. During his presidency (1945–1953), the State Department and the Department of Defense lobbied Truman to form an alliance with Spain to leverage that nation’s geostrategic position, despite Francisco Franco’s authoritarian dictatorship. The eventual alliance between the two countries came only after years of argument for such a shift by nearly the entire U.S. diplomatic and military establishment. This delay increased ...

The Golden Empire

The Golden Empire


  • Author : Hugh Thomas
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-08-23
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781588369048


The Golden Empire Book Description :

From a master chronicler of Spanish history comes a magnificent work about the pivotal years from 1522 to 1566, when Spain was the greatest European power. Hugh Thomas has written a rich and riveting narrative of exploration, progress, and plunder. At its center is the unforgettable ruler who fought the French and expanded the Spanish empire, and the bold conquistadors who were his agents. Thomas brings to life King Charles V—first as a gangly and easygoing youth, then as a liberal statesman who exceeded all his predecessors in his ambitions for conquest (while making sure to maintain the humanity of his new subjects in the Americas), and finally as a besieged Catholic leader obsessed with Protestant heresy and interested only in profiting from tho...

Octavia  Daughter of God

Octavia Daughter of God


  • Author : Jane Shaw
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780300176155


Octavia Daughter of God Book Description :

DIVThe little-known story of the charismatic, utopian leader Octavia and her devoted followers in the interwar years/div...

King Hussein of Jordan

King Hussein of Jordan


  • Author : Nigel Ashton
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780300142518


King Hussein of Jordan Book Description :

A towering figure in the history of Jordan, King Hussein reigned for nearly half a century, from his grandfather's assassination in 1953 to his own death in 1999. In this fascinating biography, Nigel Ashton recounts the eventful life of the king who not only survived but flourished amidst crisis after crisis as ruler of a poor desert nation surrounded by powerful and hostile neighbors. Hussein skillfully navigated complicated relationships with the British, his fellow Arab leaders, the new bordering state of Israel, masses of dispossessed Palestinians within his kingdom, every U.S. president from Eisenhower to Clinton, and every British prime minister from Churchill to Blair. This book illuminates the private man, his key relationships, and his achie...

Irish Voices from the Spanish Inquisition

Irish Voices from the Spanish Inquisition


  • Author : T. O'Connor
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781137465900


Irish Voices from the Spanish Inquisition Book Description :

This book explores the activities of early modern Irish migrants in Spain, particularly their rather surprising association with the Spanish Inquisition. Pushed from home by political, economic and religious instability, and attracted to Spain by the wealth and opportunities of its burgeoning economy and empire, the incoming Irish fell prey to the Spanish Inquisition. For the inquisitors, the Irish, as vassals of Elizabeth I, were initially viewed as a heretical threat and suffered prosecution for Protestant heresy. However, for most Irish migrants, their dual status as English vassals and loyal Catholics permitted them to adapt quickly to provide brokerage and intermediary services to the Spanish state, mediating informally between it and Protestant...

The Mathematics of the Uncertain

The Mathematics of the Uncertain


  • Author : Eduardo Gil
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-02-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783319738482


The Mathematics of the Uncertain Book Description :

This book is a tribute to Professor Pedro Gil, who created the Department of Statistics, OR and TM at the University of Oviedo, and a former President of the Spanish Society of Statistics and OR (SEIO). In more than eighty original contributions, it illustrates the extent to which Mathematics can help manage uncertainty, a factor that is inherent to real life. Today it goes without saying that, in order to model experiments and systems and to analyze related outcomes and data, it is necessary to consider formal ideas and develop scientific approaches and techniques for dealing with uncertainty. Mathematics is crucial in this endeavor, as this book demonstrates. As Professor Pedro Gil highlighted twenty years ago, there are several well-known mathemat...

Spanish Agriculture

Spanish Agriculture


  • Author : James Simpson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-11-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 0521525160


Spanish Agriculture Book Description :

A detailed analysis of Spanish agricultural history, explaining why it changed so slowly....