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Basque Firsts: People Who Changed the World - The Basque Series (Paperback)
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Basque Firsts: People Who Changed the World - The Basque Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 30/10/2016
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Throughout history, Basque men and women have made contributions in navigation, education, science, fashion, politics, and many other fields. Too often these achievements have been overlooked, or have been claimed as the accomplishments of others. Basque Firsts: People Who Changed the World profiles seven remarkable Basques who were the first in their fields to do something-something extraordinary-that had a dramatic impact on others who followed them. The profiles use primary sources to tell fresh stories and offer a wonderful variety, showing the astonishing breadth of Basque contributions. They include Juan Sebastian Elcano, the first person to circumnavigate the earth; St. Ignatius of Loyola, the first Jesuit to seed a worldwide movement in education; Santiago Ramon y Cajal, the Father of Neurology and a Nobel laureate; Cristobal Balenciaga, the king of haute couture; Paul Laxalt, one of Ronald Reagan's closest friends in politics; and Edurne Pasaban, the first woman to climb the world's fourteen tallest mountains. Basque Firsts provides a rare look at a culture's people, revealing the significant contributions they have shared.

Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9781943859207
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm


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Thoroughly researched and well written, the book examines their various feats within the context of commonly held Basque values and traditions. Dina Titus, U.S. House of Representatives, author of Bombs in the Backyard: Atomic Testing and American Politics"
"Thoroughly researched and well written, the book examines their various feats within the context of commonly held Basque values and traditions." --Dina Titus, U.S. House of Representatives, author of Bombs in the Backyard: Atomic Testing and American Politics

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