The Death of Manolete

The Death of Manolete

by Barnaby Conrad
     
 

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On Thursday, August 38, 1947, in the bull ring at the Spanish town of Linares, a thirty-year-old millionaire called Manolete (Manuel Laureano Rodriguez) and a Miura bull named Islero killed each other. Conrad recounts Manolete's extraoridinary life here for the first time in English.
In combining pictures and text, the reader sees the breeding that made the

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On Thursday, August 38, 1947, in the bull ring at the Spanish town of Linares, a thirty-year-old millionaire called Manolete (Manuel Laureano Rodriguez) and a Miura bull named Islero killed each other. Conrad recounts Manolete's extraoridinary life here for the first time in English.
In combining pictures and text, the reader sees the breeding that made the Spanish boy, the tempering that made the young torero, the sacrifice that made the man, the girl who brought him love, the acclaim that brought him incredible success and finally its price...the undoing that began slowly and ended in one last great afternoon and in a death if not untimely put out the brightest flame in Spain. Manolete had fired the Latin imagination as no one had done since the Cid. He had become a symbol of Latin pride, valor, and chivalry. But the crowds owned him and he did their bidding...and had bid him to die.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978738914
Publisher:
Little Moose Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

BARNABY CONRAD III is the author of the popular books "The Martini, Cigar," and "Absinthe," His articles have appeared in more than thirty publications, including "Smithsonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Art in America," and "Travel & Leisure," He lives in San Francisco, California.

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