By Michael Aaron Rockland
An American Diplomat in Franco Spain is full of Michael Aaron Rockland's reports as a cultural attache on the usa embassy in Madrid, Spain within the Sixties. He captures episodes of ancient and cultural importance as he is going approximately doing his country's enterprise. a few of his tales are particularly poignant whereas others are really fun. He stocks together with his readers how he refrained from shaking Francisco Franco's hand, how he spent an afternoon with Martin Luther King in Madrid, how his son was once chosen to be within the motion picture Dr. Zhivago, how he got here to grasp a number of Kennedys, together with Senator Edward Kennedy, Pat Lawford Kennedy, and Jackie Kennedy, and the way the U.S. by accident dropped 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs on Spain. all through those tales, Rockland explains Spanish tradition, previous and current, together with his reports regarding bull battling, being a Jew in a really Catholic Spain, his love affair with Spanish nutrition, and what's misplaced in translation.
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Pe; Ucayali 391, Central Lima; h10am-7:30pm Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm Sun) Part of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Centro hosts concerts and exhibits related to Peruvian culture. htm; Jirón Nazca 722, Jesús María) A hub for German speakers; it has a library and a theater program. pe) Central Lima (Map pp88-9; Cuzco 446); Miraflores (Map p98; Av Arequipa 4798) Perhaps the biggest of the foreign cultural institutes, with expansive libraries, a video archive, Spanish courses, art exhibits, and theater and dance performances.
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