The Portugal Story: Three Centuries of Exploration and Discovery
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The Portugal Story: Three Centuries of Exploration and Discovery

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This selective history of Portugal reflects the author’s fascination with his own Portuguese/Madeiran heritage. The work tracks the nation’s rise and fall as a world power, drawing from the author’s travels and archival research.

“Dos Passos,” writes historian J. H. Plumb, “brings to his material a novelist’s acute eye for human character and a narrative skill that any his...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Doubleday (first published 1969)
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Kevin de Ataíde
A very interesting telling of the Portuguese history. The author, I read, is an accomplished novelist who composed this history late in life. Indeed, this history reads as a novel, but we won't take that too far. A few reviews I have found expect too much of this, finding fault with the language and the dull lists of names. But novelists can be historians if they wish to.

I have found invaluable the descriptions of the personalities of the various figures, and the descriptions of the voyages of e...more
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John Roderigo Dos Passos was an American novelist and artist.

He received a first-class education at The Choate School, in Connecticut, in 1907, under the name John Roderigo Madison. Later, he traveled with his tutor on a tour through France, England, Italy, Greece and the Middle East to study classical art, architecture and literature.

In 1912 he attended Harvard University and, after graduating in...more
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