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5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfectly pitched, 13 Sept. 2013
I was looking for a comprehensive introduction to Portuguese modern history; unsurprisingly I found this book at the beginning of my search. It's perfectly pitched for those looking for an insight in to how Portugal has changed since the middle of the last century.
What I didn't expect was the depth of insight this book provided in to the Portuguese national character. Having visited Portugal several times I can testify to having experienced some of the elements of the Portuguese psyche which Hatton explores with acumen and insight. That's what sets this book apart from other books on the same subject.
It left me fascinated to find out more about Portugal and that's a testament to Hatton as an author. Five stars.