The Basque History of the World by Mark Kurlansky audiobook

The Basque History of the World

By Mark Kurlansky
Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664442184

  • ISBN: 9781664550018

Runtime: 12.73 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has drawn enthusiastic praise for his books, which are sharply-focused studies as well as glorious celebrations of their subjects. In The Basque History of the World, he turns his eye toward Europe's oldest surviving culture-a culture as mysterious as it is fascinating. Settled in the western Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain, the Basque nation is not drawn on maps and the origin of their forbidden language has never been discovered. Yet, Basques appear to predate all other cultures in Europe, with many significant global contributions to their credit. Most notably, one of their own took command after Magellan's death and was the first person to circumnavigate the globe. This informative book is full of lively anecdotes that illuminate an otherwise obscure culture. Narrator George Guidall rises to the challenge of the text, which includes many Basque terms, and interprets beautifully.

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Author Bio: Mark Kurlansky

Author Bio: Mark Kurlansky

Marl Kurlansky is a highly-acclaimed American journalist and writer of general interest nonfiction, including The Big Oyster. He is especially known for titles on eclectic topics. His 1997 book Cod was an international bestseller and was translated into more than fifteen languages.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English