The Golden Empire: Spain, Charles V, and the Creation of America Hardcover – Deckle Edge, August 23, 2011
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“One of history’s greatest upheavals plays out as melodrama and picaresque in this rousing saga of the founding of Spain’s Latin American empire. . . . This story of the desperadoes who stole a hemisphere makes for gripping, old-fashioned narrative history, grand in scope and colorful in detail.”—Publishers Weekly
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“Magisterial . . . a grand and sweeping account of the world’s transformation half a millennium ago.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Big, bold, informative, and meticulously researched. It is the kind of ‘history in the grand manner’ for which Thomas . . . is famous.”—The Washington Post
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- Item Weight : 2.45 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 1400061253
- ISBN-13 : 978-1400061259
- Hardcover : 672 pages
- Dimensions : 6.74 x 1.69 x 9.52 inches
- Publisher : Random House (August 23, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,433,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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a very fine piece of work from Mr Hugh Thomas-renowned historian on the subject. He is master on Spanish Matters and his revised edition of great Spanish Civil War has been published, no match to this book yet. I have enjoyed this book greatly and recommend to one who is interested in History of Spain, he should read this book and every library should have it. The language of the book is lucid, plain and simple. It is relish in reading the golden period of Spain. The book has been written after hard work by the author. He is known all over world for the subject_ Spanish History.