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Winter In Madrid

by C.J. Sansom

Winter In Madrid
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    Jan 2008, 544 pages
    Jan 2009, 544 pages

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  • Spain has been through much political upheaval since General Franco's time. Following his death in 1975, parliamentary democracy was restored. Since then, Spain has tried a military-backed government, as well as ones led by the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), and the People's Party. The People's Party was in office from 1996 until 2004, when the PSOE won office in the aftermath of the March 11 terrorist bomb attacks in Madrid.

  • Since the 1920s, the British Secret Service has been properly referred to as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). During the 1930s, the title "M16" was ...

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