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Spain: Andalucia & Basque Country

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Basque Country, Navarra and La Rioja

SPN204
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2003
1
2061007570
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Spain covering the Basque Country, Navarra and La Rioja at a scale of 1:250,000.
$12.95

Cadogan Bilbao & the Basque Lands

SPN207
Michael Pauls
Cadogan Books
2012
312
1566568803
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
With good maps as well as introductory chapters on the history and culture of the Basques, this guide covers Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona and Biarritz in detail.
$21.95

Cadogan Guide Granada, Seville & Cordoba

SPN14
Dana Facaros
Cadogan Books
2011
208
1860113893
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Cadogan's expert authors focus on the three great cities of al-Andalus, covering the history, culture and arts of the region along with the best places to eat and stay, suggested excursions and other travel information.
$17.95

Culture Smart! Spain

SPN342
Marian Meaney
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338383
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture provides a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$11.99

Eyewitness Guide Northern Spain

SPN315
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
272
1465457305
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A literate, visually rich guide to northern Spain from Galicia across Asturbias and the Basque Country to La Rioja to the Pyrenees.
$25.00

Food and Wines of Spain

SPN100
Penelope Casas
Random House
1982
457
0394513487
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This classic collection of 400 recipes, interwoven with cultural commentary and culinary history, is a pleasure to read, but prepare to become hungry.
$37.50

The Basque Table, Passionate Home Cooking from One of Europe's Great Regional Cuisines

SPN218
Teresa Barrenechea
Houghton Mifflin
2006
232
1558323279
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A collection of 130 traditional recipes from the owner and chef of New York's Marichu. Barrenechea, who was raised in Bilbao, includes plenty of asides on Basque history, traditions and culture.
$18.95

A Traveller's History of Spain

SPN06
Juan Lalaguna
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
304
1566564069
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This survey of Spanish history features a useful chronology, historical gazetteer and a long section on contemporary life. It covers early settlements through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present.
$14.95

Ghosts of Spain

SPN323
Giles Tremlett
Bloomsbury USA
2007
396
0802716741
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Tremlett captures the Spanish character, history and modern politics in this masterful portrait, interweaving the story of his love for the country (where he has lived for 20 years) with interviews, anecdotes and observation.
$20.00

Moorish Spain

SPN110
Richard Fletcher
University of California Press
2006
189
0520248406
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This book on the history and culture of Islam in Spain is detailed but readable.
$34.95

Spain, The Root and the Flower

SPN13
John A. Crow
University of California Press
2005
455
0520244966
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in Spain.
$29.95

The Story of the Moors in Spain

SPN12
Stanley Lane-Poole
Black Classic Press
2010
285
0933121199
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable, sweeping tale of splendor and tragedy, first published in 1866.
$18.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Alhambra

SPN395
Michael Jacobs, Francisco Fernandez (Photographer)
Frances Lincoln
2009
192
0711225184
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A magnificent full color tribute to the palace complex with text by Michael Jacobs, a frequent writer on things Spanish, featuring hundreds of illuminating color photographs. Highly recommended.
$29.95

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia

SPN135
Chris Stewart
Vintage Books
2000
256
0375709150
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Stewart's memoir about moving with his wife to a farm in Alpujarras is charming and insightful. Unlike many expatriates, Stewart manages to ground himself far enough into the community to make lasting friends -- as well as a home for his young daughter.
$15.95

Homage to Catalonia

SPN03
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
2015
256
0544382048
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
5/9/2015
0
1
0
0
Orwell's portrait of the Barcelona uprising and the spirit of a city at war is a classic, an observant and heartfelt report from the streets.
$14.95

Iberia, Spanish Travels & Reflections

SPN16
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
960
0812969804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this best-selling travelogue, Michener presents a compulsively readable and well-observed account of his love affair with Spain and all things Spanish. It has achieved the status of a classic, rich in detail and insightful.
$18.00

Don Quixote

SPN23
Miguel de Cervantes, John Rutherford (Translator)
Penguin
2003
1072
0142437239
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The most famous work in Spanish literature, rendered in a lively, modern translation. It is the picaresque tale of a romantic, mad gentleman who imagines himself a knight errant.
$17.00

Spain in Mind

SPN290
Alice Powers (Editor)
Vintage Books
2007
372
1400076765
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This literary A-to-Z includes selections by Auden, Hemingway, Michener, Twain, Orwell, Trollope, Wharton and other luminaries.
$16.95

Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SPN173
Peter R. Bush (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
242
188351312X
PAPER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A collection of 30 stories from a who’s who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona.
$14.95

The Arabian Nights

ARB10
Husain Haddawy
W. W. Norton & Company
2008
518
0393331660
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Translator Husain Haddawy grew up hearing his grandmother's friends re-tell these tales on winter nights in Baghdad. A wonderful introduction to Islamic Andalucia, the tales, translated from the oldest remaining Arabic version, bring to life the culture and society of the Islamic world at its height.
$17.95

The Sun Also Rises

SPN33
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
256
0743297334
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel, which encapsulates the angst of the post-WWI "Lost Generation," is the story of unmoored American and British expats travelling from Paris to Pamplona.
$16.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

More Books

Marks of Identity

SPN25
Juan Goytisolo, Gregory Rabassa (Translator)
Serpent's Tail
2003
352
1852427671
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Banned under Franco, this is the story of a man struggling to get along without love for his country or himself. The author has written a number of novels concerning Spain on the periphery of the Western and Islamic worlds.
$15.00

The Land of My Fathers, A Son's Return to the Basque Country

FRN162
Robert Laxalt, Joyce Laxalt (Photographer)
University of Nevada Press
1999
136
0874173388
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A portrait of the Basque culture and people through the eyes of Robert Laxalt, who traveled through Basque country in the 60s. This book is based on Laxalt's journals and complemented by his wife's photographs.
$21.00

Life and Food in the Basque Country

SPN125
Maria Jose Sevilla
Ivan Dee
1992
170
1561310352
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Basque life as seen through the people who practice its culinary traditions. Each chapter profiles the traditions and histories of the Basque butcher, fisherman, housewife, kaiku-maker (or society cook), with some traditional recipes.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook

SPN182
Izaskun Arretxe
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214421
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$9.99

Painting in Spain 1500-1700

SPN183
Jonathan Brown
Yale University Press
1998
283
0300064748
PAPER
Art & Architecture
7/1/2017
0
0
0
0
Velazquez and El Greco are but a few of the Spanish artists discussed in this in-depth study of the art produced during Spain's golden age.
$45.00

Platero and I

SPN214
Juan Ramon Jimenez, Eloise Roach (Translator)
University of Texas Press
1983
218
0292764790
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This lyric portrait of life -- and the little donkey, Platero -- in a remote Andalusian village is the masterpiece of Juan Ramon Jimenez, the Spanish poet awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize for Literature.
$22.95

The Basque Country, A Cultural History

SPN325
Paddy Woodworth
Oxford University Press
2007
256
0195328000
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A literary, cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of the Basque Country.
$28.95

A Late Dinner, Discovering the Food of Spain

SPN344
Paul Richardson
Scribner
2009
288
0743284933
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A resident of Spain for the last 15 years, Richardson searches out the diversity and delight of Spain and its food in this engaging account of travels in search of a meal.
$18.99

For Kids

The Cricket Sings: Poems and Songs for Children

SPN97
Federico García Lorca
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1980
96
081120734X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This brief collection of folk songs and poems by Garcia Lorca (with English and Spanish on facing pages) will delight little ones and parents alike.
$10.95

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

I, Juan de Pareja

SPN155
Elizabeth De Trevino
Macmillan
1984
180
0374435251
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Award-winning children's novel, based on a true story, chronicles the evolution of the friendship between the Spanish painter Velazquez and his African slave. Ages 9-12.
$7.99

Shadow of a Bull

SPN160
Maia Wojciechowska
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
151
1416933956
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this compelling award-winning, young-adult novel, everyone expects Manolo to become a bullfighter like his father. Not surprisingly, it features vivid descriptions of bullfights.
$6.99

If You Were There in 1492, Everyday Life in the Time of Columbus

SPN164
Barbara Brenner
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1998
112
0689822413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A "you-were-there" history of medieval Spain, written for middle-schoolers and fun for the family. This clever illustrated history gives the facts of life in the cities and countryside from a child's point of view.
$8.99

Spain, The People

SPN165
Tara Steele, Noa Lior
Aa Balkema
2001
32
0778797333
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A pictorial and factual introduction to the people of Spain, geared for middle-schoolers. Chapters cover traditions, history, city and village life, homes, school, entertainment and food.
$7.95

Isabel, Jewel of Castille: Spain, 1466

SPN187
Carolyn Meyer
Scholastic Inc.
2000
202
0439078059
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The imagined diary of Isabella when she was still a youngster, written for middle schoolers. The book is designed to feel like a real princess's diary, with gold-embossed pages and a sturdy binding.
$10.95

Secrets in the House of Delgado

SPN188
Gloria Miklowitz
Aa Balkema
2002
182
0802852106
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Set in Spain in 1492 in the thick of the Inquisition, this historical novel tells of what happens when a Catholic orphan, taken in by a Catholic family of Jewish ancestry, agrees to spy on her protectors. For ages 9-12.
$8.00

The Story of Ferdinand

SPN212
Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Puffin
1936
72
0140502343
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This beloved story of a bull who loved to smell flowers has lost none of its enchantment over the decades. Simple pen-and-ink drawings beautifully evoke the wildlife, landscapes and people of Spain.
$7.99

Spain or Shine

SPN304
Michelle Jellen
Puffin
2005
224
0142403687
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Elena goes to Spain to strike out on her own, but the 16 year-old must first overcome her insecurities. The third book in the SASS (Students Across the Seven Seas) series.
$7.99