Alistair Hennessy on Ronald Fraser, Napoleon’s Cursed War. Masterly close-quarters account of Spanish popular resistance to the Emperor’s designs, from the author of Blood of Spain.
Alistair Hennessy on J H Elliott, Empires of the Atlantic World, 1492–1830. Conquistadors and indigenous peoples, colonists and slaves populate a continental canvas, in a magisterial comparison of British and Spanish imperialism in the Americas.
Alistair Hennessy on Richard Gott, Cuba: A New History. Town and country, race and immigration, revolution and isolation, in Spain’s pearl of the Antilles, from Columbus to the heirs of Castro.