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Iberia
     

Iberia

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by James A. Michener, Steve Berry, Robert Vavra
 

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Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. Iberia is Michener’s enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and vivid prose that is his trademark, he not only reveals the celebrated history of

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Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. Iberia is Michener’s enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and vivid prose that is his trademark, he not only reveals the celebrated history of bullfighters and warrior kings, painters and processions, cathedrals and olive orchards, he also shares the intimate, often hidden country he came to know, where the congeniality of living souls is thrust against the dark weight of history. Wild, contradictory, passionately beautiful, this is Spain as experienced by a master writer.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.
 
Praise for Iberia
 
“From the glories of the Prado to the loneliest stone villages, here is Spain, castle of old dreams and new realities.”The New York Times
 
“Massive, beautiful . . . unquestionably some of the best writing on Spain [and] the best that Mr. Michener has ever done on any subject.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“A dazzling panorama . . . one of the richest and most satisfying books about Spain in living memory.”Saturday Review
 
“Kaleidoscopic . . . This book will make you fall in love with Spain.”The Houston Post

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“From the glories of the Prado to the loneliest stone villages, here is Spain, castle of old dreams and new realities.”The New York Times
 
“Massive, beautiful . . . unquestionably some of the best writing on Spain [and] the best that Mr. Michener has ever done on any subject.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“A dazzling panorama . . . one of the richest and most satisfying books about Spain in living memory.”Saturday Review
 
“Kaleidoscopic . . . This book will make you fall in love with Spain.”The Houston Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307834164
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/03/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
976
Sales rank:
62,463
File size:
41 MB
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Meet the Author

James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 3, 1907
Date of Death:
October 16, 1997
Place of Death:
Austin, Texas
Education:
B.A. in English and history (summa cum laude), Swarthmore College, 1929; A.M., University of Northern Colorado, 1937.

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Iberia 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book several years ago prior to my first trip to Spain. My first Michener book, I was fascinated with his ability to introduce me to the land and its people from a perspective almost impossible to experience in today's high-tech world of media-sponsored travel. Reading the book I felt as though I were sipping coffee at the table next to the 'tertulia', I could see the lines in the faces of the Extremaduran men and women, and I could sense the unparalleled diversity of the country's topography and cultural heritage. My wife, daughter, and I are relocating to Spain next month, and since this will be their first experience with the country, I am now re-ordering the book to share it with them so that they, too, might have 'the perfect backdrop' for such a unique place.
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boompaskk More than 1 year ago
Michener shares his love of Spain with the reader while also sharing the geology, history, customs and quirks of Spain. I would not have enjoyed my two weeks in Spain nearly as much if I hadn't read this wonderful book.
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