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This selective history of Portugal reflects the author's fascination with his own Portuguese/Madeiran heritage. The work tracks the nation's rise and fall as a world power, drawing from the author's travels and archival research. "Dos Passos," writes historian J. H. Plumb, "brings to his material a novelist's acute eye for human character and a narrative skill that any historian might envy; and he has produced one of the most readable books on the subject that I know."…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This selective history of Portugal reflects the author's fascination with his own Portuguese/Madeiran heritage. The work tracks the nation's rise and fall as a world power, drawing from the author's travels and archival research. "Dos Passos," writes historian J. H. Plumb, "brings to his material a novelist's acute eye for human character and a narrative skill that any historian might envy; and he has produced one of the most readable books on the subject that I know."
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Doubleday
  • Seitenzahl: 424
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. März 1995
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 24mm
  • Gewicht: 620g
  • ISBN-13: 9780385513630
  • ISBN-10: 0385513631
  • Artikelnr.: 22306402
Autorenporträt
John Dos Passos (1896-1970) was born in Chicago and graduated from Harvard in 1916. His service as an ambulance driver in Europe at the end of World War I led him to write Three Soldiers in 1919. A prolific travel writer, biographer, playwright, and novelist, he is an American classic of the twentieth century. Dos Passos is the author of Manhattan Transfer, Three Soldiers, 1919, and many more.