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THE BASQUE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A comprehensive view of all things Basque, from the author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (1997). The Basque History of the World is an honorable title, alerting readers to its singularly Basque-centric mix of cultural studies, history, and politics. The writing is direct and accessible, although limited by the occasional descriptive clichÇ (—jagged mountains" and "crisp ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

A fabulous book. I came to it knowing the Basques only as a linguistic curiosity and I now know they're one of the coolest peoples on the planet and that they discovered America. No one's going to ... Read full review

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User Review  - ljhliesl - LibraryThing

This had less about the language than I wanted, but it was still an enjoyable listen: George Guidall, European history, marginalized people. It tied in well with Mark Kurlansky s previous research ... Read full review

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Growing up, the Basques were a vague notion in the corner of my brain reserved for topics that I felt I should know more about. I knew about ETA, I knew that their language was like none other and I ... Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Liam - Goodreads

This is a good book. There are not that many books in English about the Basque country but I feel Paddy Woodworths book is much more nuanced and modern. The University of Nevada, Reno also has a good selection of titles in English Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Salvatore - Goodreads

Engaging history of the Basque region and the Basque people, with some wild local recipes. They are a wonderful anomaly on the European continent, and it was a great to get a closer look at them in broad strokes. Glad I read it before my Spain trip. Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Uneven. The material is all interesting, but I found the parts of the book that dealt with older history to be poorly organized, hard to follow, and rather credulous. It improved considerably when it ... Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Katrina - Goodreads

i really enjoyed this book and it was very informative! Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

While a concise history of the Basque history and culture, it was nowhere near as entertaining of a read as Salt or Cod. But then, as a historical book, I guess it wasn't meant to be entertaining... Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Alvin - Goodreads

Told me everything I wanted to know about the Basques (and maybe a little bit more). Still and all, a fascinating subject. Plus, readers get a bit of Spanish history in the bargain. Read full review

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