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on 7 September 2017
This is a good read to get a whirlwind history of the Basques and the world they have occupied. There are still some unanswered questions (the origin of their language, for example) as well as a lot of interesting new information for me (their great history of whaling, steelworks, Catholicism, etc.)
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on 30 April 2018
quick delivery for a very acceptable book considering the low price
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on 13 October 2017
I've read it 15 years ago and always wanted my own copy. Having it on kindle is perfect. I am Basque and therefore was very interested to see how Basque history is written.
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on 8 May 2016
Brilliant book. possibly a bit tongue in cheek.
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on 15 April 2012
As a basque, I bought this book full of curiosity. It is great to look at our history from an outsider's point of view.
I think it is very well written and very nicely documented and that it is based in facts rather than in historical points of view.

I find it very interesting for basques and also for foreigners indeed.
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on 11 September 2016
Superb introduction to Basque history and culture. If you have friends visiting Basque territory, gift this book to them. They will thank you greatly.
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on 7 October 2014
Fantastic book about a fascinating subject. Hard to find fault.
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on 10 April 2016
Cracking read, although could do with an updated chapter on the dissolving of ETA and the consequences this has had.
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on 22 January 2016
Not as good as COD by the same author
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on 2 March 2013
The basques have a fascinating history - I thought I knew that before reading the book - but Mark Kurlansky adds to that with many links to other country's history such as Spain and France. And he adds a lot of extra bits such as Basque recipes.
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