Trade Books of the Month

  • The Fuzileiros
    In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its Empire. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its ability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces of Africa. Following the uprisings of March 1961 in the north of Angola, Portugal poured troops into the colony as fast as its creaking logistic system would allow; however, these new arrivals were not competent and did not possess the skills needed to fight a counterinsurgency. While counterinsurgency by its nature requires substantial numbers of light infantry, the force must be trained in the craft of fighting a ‘small war’ to be effective.
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  • REVOLUTIONARY MARXISM IN SPAIN 1930-1937
    Revolutionary Marxism in Spain 1930-1937 examines the impact of Trotsky's political thought upon those Spanish communists who dissented from the 'general line' laid down by Moscow.
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  • Balenciaga, Magician in Lace
    Cristobal Balenciaga was a master of lace. Born in the Basque country of Spain, he opened his first boutique in San Sebastianin 1918. With the onset of the Spanish Civil War, he moved to Paris and opened his couture house on Avenue George V in August 1937..
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  • Granada: The Light of Andalucia
    Yearning for a change, Steven Nightingale took his family to live in the ancient Andalucían city of Granada. But as he journeyed through its hidden courtyards, scented gardens and sun-warmed plazas, Steven discovered that Granada's present cannot be separated from its past, and began an eight-year quest to discover more.
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  • Marlborough’s Other Army
    An often neglected aspect of Marlborough’s war is its crucial campaign in Spain and Portugal also known as the First Peninsula War of 1702–1712. Whilst this campaign was critical to the outcome of the war, relatively little information is available about it or the army that fought it.
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  • Portuguese Film, 1930-1960
    Portuguese Film, 1930-1960: The Staging of the New State Regime provides groundbreaking analysis of Portuguese feature films produced in the first three decades of the New State (Estado Novo), a right-wing totalitarian regime that lasted between 1933 and 1974.
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  • Rego Retold
    50 poems which respond to the work of one of the most significant artists of our time, Dame Paula Rego. Each poem is accompanied by the artwork to which it responds. As Deryn Rees-Jones writes in her foreword, one of the most striking elements of Paula Rego’s art is her ability to hint at implied narratives, to dramatise the ‘pause between feeling and action, between knowing and not knowing’.
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  • The Angolan Clan
    THE ANGOLAN CLAN takes the reader on a heart-stopping roller coaster ride, from past to present and back again. It is a deadly intercontinental treasure hunt laced with secrets, deceit and murder. The prize is a fortune in Angolan diamonds - .or death at the hands of a pathological killer.
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