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Hugh Thomas

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Hugh Thomas is the author of numerous works of history, including Conquest: Montezuma, Cortés, and the Fall of Old Mexico and Cuba, or The Pursuit of Freedom. He lives in London.

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The Monk

Written by Matthew Lewis
Introduction by Hugh Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $23.00

When Matthew Lewis’s The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewis’s story, which drove the House of Commons—of which he was a member—to deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and... Read more >
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The Monk

Written by Matthew Lewis
Introduction by Hugh Thomas


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Cuba
La lucha por la libertad
Written by Hugh Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 1296 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $20.00

La isla de Cuba fue, desde la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, un territorio clave para el control del tráfico marítimo de las rutas hacia el Nuevo Mundo. Su privilegiada situación geo­gráfica y la mezcla de culturas y tradiciones han hecho de esta pequeña isla un lugar esencial en el Caribe... Read more >

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The Golden Empire
Spain, Charles V, and the Creation of America
Written by Hugh Thomas


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $35.00

From a master chronicler of Spanish history comes a brilliant follow-up to his acclaimed Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan. A magnificent work about the pivotal years from 1522 to 1566, when Spain was the greatest European power, The Golden Empire is a rich... Read more >
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The Golden Empire
Spain, Charles V, and the Creation of America
Written by Hugh Thomas


Format: eBook, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $20.99

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Rivers of Gold
The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan
Written by Hugh Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $20.00

From one of the greatest historians of the Spanish world, here is a fresh and fascinating account of Spain’s early conquests in the Americas. Hugh Thomas’s magisterial narrative of Spain in the New World has all the characteristics of great historical literature: amazing discoveries, ambition, greed, religious fanaticism, court intrigue, and... Read more >
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Rivers of Gold
The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan
Written by Hugh Thomas


Format: eBook, 720 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 20, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Spanish Civil War
Revised Edition
Written by Hugh Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 1136 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $24.95

A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised and updated with significant new material, including new revelations about atrocities perpetrated against civilians by both sides in this... Read more >
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The Spanish Civil War
Revised Edition
Written by Hugh Thomas


Format: eBook, 1136 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $18.99

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