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The Story of Spanish

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  • Posted July 18, 2013

    Highly Recommended!!!

    I saw the Book Review for The Story of Spanish while reading the LA Times summer book list. I had to check it out! As a speaker of Spanish (as a Second Language), it was a must have to my home library....thus far it is really a great read. I am not finished with the book yet, but would highly recommend for anyone who has an interest in the Spanish language, speaks Spanish or wants to learn about the History of such an essential language!

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  • Posted June 23, 2013

    For those who are related to the culture of Hispanic world, or t

    For those who are related to the culture of Hispanic world, or to the teaching of Spanish, o just love the History of Spanish this is a must. A lot of information, the necessary details. I just found two things about Peru's history that are not correct 100%. Overall I recommend this book.

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    Another hit for the duo of Nadeau & Barlow

    The husband and wife team of Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow had a great success with the Story of French score another with the Story of Spanish. Like the great linguist and author of the mid-20th century, Mario Pei, this duo takes what for many would be a dry subject and turns it into a fascinating look at Spanish from its humble origins as the Latin spoken by soldiers and tradesmen at the western edge of the Roman Empire to its present day status as one of the major international languages.
    An added plus is that the book is nicely formatted for nook. ¡Olé!

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