Books I read on Spain and Portugal

A Listmania! list by Frank van der Zee "Frank van der Zee" (Delft, Nederland)
 
A Concise History of Portugal (Cambridge Concise Histories)
1.  A Concise History of Portugal (Cambridge Concise Histories) by David Birmingham
The list author says:
  ""a good concise introduction to Portuguese history""
£17.99   Used & New from: £9.71
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Portugal: A Companion History (Aspects of Portugal)
2.  Portugal: A Companion History (Aspects of Portugal) by Jose Hermano Saraiva
The list author says:
  ""another good concise introduction to Portuguese history""
Used & New from: £12.35
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The Portuguese: The Land and Its People (Aspects of Portugal)
3.  The Portuguese: The Land and Its People (Aspects of Portugal) by Marion Kaplan
The list author says:
  ""a lovely account of Portuguese culture and history""
£12.66   Used & New from: £0.94
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Peninsular War, 1807-1814: A Concise Military History (Penguin Classic Military History)
4.  The Peninsular War, 1807-1814: A Concise Military History (Penguin Classic Military History) by Michael Glover
The list author says:
  ""detailed descriptions of battles, glued together by page-turning interludes - a thrilling episode in the history of the Peninsula""
Used & New from: £3.08
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The New Spaniards
5.  The New Spaniards by John Hooper
The list author says:
  ""a stunning account of (modern) Spanish culture, complementary to #14""
£7.69   Used & New from: £2.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Spanish Civil War
6.  The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas
The list author says:
  ""a comprehensive, well-balanced, account of the Spanish civil war""
£17.60   Used & New from: £10.74
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Franco: A Biography
7.  Franco: A Biography by Paul Preston
The list author says:
  ""much more than just a marvelous biography""
£25.00   Used & New from: £9.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Juan Carlos: Steering Spain from Dictatorship to Democracy
8.  Juan Carlos: Steering Spain from Dictatorship to Democracy by Paul Preston
The list author says:
  ""much more than just a marvelous biography""
£12.99   Used & New from: £0.89
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Spain, 1808-1975 (Oxford History of Modern Europe)
9.  Spain, 1808-1975 (Oxford History of Modern Europe) by Raymond Carr
The list author says:
  ""a masterpiece, but not an easy read""
£74.00   Used & New from: £11.98

De omweg naar Santiago
10.  De omweg naar Santiago by Cees Nooteboom
The list author says:
  ""goed geschreven impressies van Spanje, flarden""
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Roads to Santiago: A Modern Day Pilgrimage through Spain
11.  Roads to Santiago: A Modern Day Pilgrimage through Spain by Cees Nooteboom
The list author says:
  ""English translation of #10, well-written impressions of Spain, no coherent structure""
Used & New from: £3.13
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Heretic (EI Hereje): A Novel of the Inquisition
12.  The Heretic (EI Hereje): A Novel of the Inquisition by Miguel Delibes
The list author says:
  ""a splendid historical novel - 16th century Spain" (I read it in Dutch translation)"
£9.86   Used & New from: £0.04
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Making of Portuguese Democracy
13.  The Making of Portuguese Democracy by Kenneth Maxwell
The list author says:
  ""a vivid account of a very interesting episode in the history of Portugal""
£23.05   Used & New from: £12.51
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
14.  Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past by Giles Tremlett
The list author says:
  ""about modern Spain and its roots, a marvellous composition that reads like a train; complementary to #5,""
Used & New from: £4.55
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

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Dirty War, Clean Hands: Eta, the Gal and Spanish Democracy (Yale Nota Bene)
15.  Dirty War, Clean Hands: Eta, the Gal and Spanish Democracy (Yale Nota Bene) by Paddy Woodworth
The list author says:
  ""from one embarrassing amazement to the next: thrilling and page-turning""
Used & New from: £7.49
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Empire Adrift: The Portuguese Court in Rio De Janeiro, 1808-1821
16.  Empire Adrift: The Portuguese Court in Rio De Janeiro, 1808-1821 by Patrick Wilcken
The list author says:
  ""a soap opera? one of the best written narrative history books I ever read""
Used & New from: £6.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Barcelona (Panther)
17.  Barcelona (Panther) by Robert Hughes
The list author says:
  ""THE cultural history of this extraordinary Catalan city""
£11.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

A Load Of Bull: An Englishman's Adventures In Madrid
18.  A Load Of Bull: An Englishman's Adventures In Madrid by Tim Parfitt
The list author says:
  ""a vivid personal account of living as a guiri in Madrid""
Used & New from: £0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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