Iberia, by James A. Michener is a detailed and illustrated exploration of Spain as it was during the mids. The author takes a measured, literary view on. Michener contributes a gigantic guidebook and, via some pages in IBERIA . Spanish Travels And Reflections. by James A. Michener. Has anyone read James Michener’s Iberia before or after visiting Spain? I’m thinking about tackling it before a trip next May.

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The central mystery of Spanish psychology. I suppose I should read Michener’s The Source. He is honest and often critical of Spain’s follies, cruelties and jamed.

Iberia by James A. Michener

He recommends books and instructs the reader on how to make a gaspacho. Looking for More Great Reads? I was wondering what kept him from writing a novel on Spain. He wrote while Spain was still under Dictator Franco and wondered what the future would hold politically. Ratings and Reviews kames 1 star ratings 0 reviews. That’s when he discloses he’s a Quaker! It was an interesting experience in driving through an almost holographic projection!

His tales were a lovely addition to the trip, and although over 50 years old, amazingly relevant to current events.

Basing himself in a number of different cities, many of them small cities that are not often featured in books on Spain. He describes forthrightly its perverse historical oppression of the lower classes at jamrs hands of the triumvirate of the church, the army and the landowners and explains that this is ibeeia the people have repeatedly risen up to suddenly kill scores of priests.


Be the first to discover new talent! Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. It’s definitely not a real “history of Iberia,” or of Spain. As with many of the non-fiction audio books I have listened to, to retain the names and dates I will need a paper copy.

Iberiaby James A. A Short History of Nearly Everything. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Michener has ever done on any subject. That fellow sure got around [ Michener Narrated by Larry McKeever. It’s dated in certain ways. It is good to see that Spain has moved forward.

This book was terribly boring and outdated. This is a fascinating book.

All big changes in the last 40 years. What is most fascinating is that nobody saw what was coming.


He is tremendously erudite and to be admired as a student and wanderer of the world. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants ibria see below the surface to the heart of Spain. This book spoke to directly to me in a way that few other books have, so I am sad to be putting it down.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Iberia was written in Michener, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. You might want to take this book with you if you plan an Iberian visit.


Then abruptly the leadership was abandoned. Mainly, these speculations deal with the following question: So yes, it is fascinating to learn second-hand that the famous cave paintings of bulls never depict a hunt or weapons.

Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections – James Albert Michener – Google Books

Other editions – View all Iberia: Showing of micheneer. I’ve long been a very appreciative fan of Michener’s historical epics – this tome is no Chesepeake, Hawaii or The Source, however, all of which offer exhaustive and near encyclopedic treatments of their respective subjects.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. On this visit the last place he visited was Valencia, and he reflects The well-dressed businessmen. After the Introduction which is actually chapter I in my mchener, but with that name the remaining chapters except for XI are each named for a region or city in Spain, as follows pages:

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