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Despite being written by a former journalist, it’s written in a pretty serious, almost academic I went to Barcelona recently and it occurred to me that I knew very little about Spain’s history, despite being an actual European fascist dictatorship for a good part of the twentieth century.

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Dec 08, Pages Buy. Given the central role of its civil war in its recent past, what residual effects, if any, are still being played out? The machisto ramblings of a drunken lecher are of little interest to me. Each generation of Spaniard has spanards suffering, but also moments of hope in the time since Franco died.

Eighth book for While looking for a list of good books on Spain, and being rather disappointed in what I found, I came across a book review by Davidwhich contains—aside from his great review—a list of reading materials on Spain. Jan 16, Paul Haspel rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. Going to a Kindle version and sizing up the text is needed for everyone with delicate eyes.

Notify me of new posts via email. I could not have been more wrong. Another absorbing chapter is the death of machismo in Spain as women gain rights enw being so deeply and cruelly oppressed under Franco. I have had a love affair with Spain since the early s when I spent a year in Madrid studying both Castilian and the history of the peoples of the Peninsula. Iberian peninsula physical features and main towns. The writing is in general good, if somewhat plodding. May 06, Ankit Gupta rated it really liked it Shelves: A dictatorship has become a democracy.


No trivia or quizzes yet. A good book to get a somewhat dated overview of Spain, but one badly in need of updating and a hard edit. Mostly impartial, and research is there.

Jun 12, Brittany Erwin rated it liked it. So I am heartily grateful, both to Hooper and to Tremlett, for now I feel fairly knowledgeable about my new home. In a very thorough manner, Hooper chronicles the political change from dictatorship to democracy and its aftermath, focusing spanirds the importance of King Juan Carlos I’s support for democracy and on the development of a multi-party system.

This book was a great read; I learned more about Spain than I could have hoped and it brought to mind many more questions that I hope to pursue in other books.

The book is well-written and a student of castellano I found it to be very informative, relevant and enlightening. His book is consequently more searching and impressionistic.

Ths I was not disappointed. The attitudes of the Spanish to themselves and indeed foreigners can be quite eyeopening.

It is a sweeping and penetrating look at modern Spain, written with authority and rigor. The little anecdotes ned the beginning of each chapter give you hope, but still dry. Any reader who is interested in Spain, its recent history, and its future would do well to read John Hooper’s The New Spaniards.

The New Spaniards by John Hooper

The New Spaniards is a tge which has sat on my to-read shelf for far too long. I wanted to wave the flag for the region of Valencia at this point, which has been trapped under their corrupt PP mayor for over 20 years.


A strongly recomended book for everibody with some interest in the to day Spain New StatesmanLondon Hooper. Hooper organises the material according to a few major themes: Trivia About The New Spaniards.

I certainly came out of reading this book with a greater knowledge of contemporary Spanish society. Nov 04, Deb rated it liked it.

From Dictatorship to Democracy.

The New Spaniards

If you spend any length of time in Spain, you find yourself asking questions like this. Not as dry as the edition I read jojnbut will have to re- spaniatds again in future, so 4 instead of 3. Information laden with facts and figures but always readable and entertaining.

This review of Spanish politics and economics from the rise of Franco to the twenty-first century goes a long way toward explaining the Catalan crisis of today. From that first year-long stay throughI twice returned to Spain as a graduate student and once, the last, in order to complete a post-doctoral study. This is a very good primer on the last fifty years or so, and covers the political, economic and social upheaval perfectly for anyone who is interested in Spain and has never studied it or read about it before.

Hooper’s “the New Spaniards” focuses on how Spanish society has evolved following the introduction of democrary in Spain in the late s.