While the author is clearly knowledgeable, the book fails to tell a story.
I am probably halfway through listening to the book and I don't know the answers to any of these questions: How many regions are there of Spain?
It is my belief that any student of Spanish history will gain much from reading Spain: A Unique History.
Unique yes... as in really BAD. The book is organized under themes and barely chronological at all. This book would only potentially appeal to someone who is already well versed in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jag Sulla
I give this book five stars not because it is accurate or fair, but because it is an excellent and eloquent exposition of a "certain type" of historiography re: Spain. ... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Constitutional Lawyer
Very interesting review of Spanish history. The author is obviously smart (keep a dictionary handy when reading the book), and his opinions add a different twist to the events... Read morePublished 8 months ago by RHenry
I suspected all was not right when the author spent three chapters talking about how he became a historian and a Hispanicist. Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by alex20850
very disjointed account and lacked much needed history = too much comparisons with other countries and to scholary for average readerPublished on February 22, 2013 by Judy Buchanan