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PostSpanish Civil War Bibliography Available Now (Angel Vinas, Belgium, 03/22/17 4:52 am)
I have learned from Carlos Pascual, the director of the publishing house Marcial Pons, that Juan Andrés Blanco and my e-book La guerra civil española, una visión bibliográfica, is now available at the following link:
JE comments: This is an addendum to Ángel Viñas's post of March 19th, which omitted the link.
Congratulations and best of success with the new book, Ángel! (Have you noticed that Ángel Viñas writes books with the frequency that most of us read them?) From a quick scroll through the text, I see that it goes far beyond an annotated bibliography, to include a detailed panoramic essay on the entire historiography of the Spanish Civil War.
Thoughts on My Scholarly Productivity
(Angel Vinas, Belgium
03/23/17 4:47 AM)
I thank John Eipper very much for his kind praise about my productivity (22 March). However, without being modest in the least, I feel obliged to take some distance from it.
1. I'm completely retired from public and University life. My only solace is my family, my dog (a Welsh terrier) and my research. It follows that I have a lot of time on my hands.
2. In my latest book, La guerra civil española, una visión bibliográfica, my task hasn't been that of one researcher, but rather that of a manager. I've devoted a lot of time and efforts to look for experts who might contribute to the book, edit their contributions, negotiate with the publisher and keep my calm. This is scarcely worthy of such a kind praise.
On the other hand, I´ve been very busy preparing with some colleagues a new indictment against Franco. It´s my hope that many Spanish and foreign historians won´t enjoy it overmuch when it appears early next year.
JE comments: But you are too modest, Ángel--you're even too modest to acknowledge your modesty! Other retirees spend time with their dog and, say, fishing, bingo, or TV. (Come to think of it, a lot of non-retirees do the same.)
WAISer retirees stay busier than ever, as Ronald Hilton did. It's the WAIS Way.