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Posted April 5, 2004
In a direct, accessible and critical way, the author takes his reader to the heart of Spain: Her people. He artfully pierces through the image that most readers may have of that wonderful and complicated country and offers a very clear and honest introduction. The book does not delve into any specific aspect of Spanish culture and civilization. Instead, through a series of chapters, focusing on the 20th Century, it looks at history, politics, economiscs, sociology, the arts, trends and the stern and complicated Spanish character; each chapter standing on its own. A must read for the starter and a must have in any Hispanophile's library. Be careful in lending it as you may never get it back.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 14, 2000
If you are looking for a book about Spain that gets to the heart of Spain, this is it! If you are tired of reading dry history books that neglect the human element, and superficial tourism books about Spain, you will be thrilled with the New Spaniards. I eagerly await John Hooper's sequel! And I would like to know where I can get a copy published in Spanish.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.