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In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortés - Ronald Fraser

Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1972, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Nicked at the tail of the spine. Price Clipped. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “In 1969 in the small Spanish village of Mijas, Manuel Cortes came out of hiding for the first time in thirty years. A lifelong socialist, he had been the village’s last Republican mayor and had fled when the Nationalists occupied the village near Malaga during the Civil War. When the war ended in 1939 Manuel returned from the defeated Republican zone and reached his house without being seen. Although intending to give himself up and serve a few inevitable years in prison, members of his family insisted that he would be shot if he did. And so Manuel went into hiding — and remained undetected in his own home until, thirty years later, an amnesty was announced for all Civil War ‘offenders’. Only then did he come into the open.
Size: 9" x 5½"
Number of Pages: [XIV] 238
ISBN: 0713902809