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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barnaby Conrad Narrator: Barnaby Conrad Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On Thursday, August 28, 1947, in the bull ring at the Spanish town of Linares, a 30-year-old millionaire called Manolete (Manuel Laureano Rodriguez) and a Miura bull named Islero killed each other. Conrad recounts Manolete's extraordinary life in The Death of Manolete, for the first time in English. He shows the breeding that made the Spanish boy, the tempering that made the young torero, the sacrifice that made the man, the girl who brought him love, the acclaim that brought him incredible success, and finally its price...the undoing that began slowly and ended in one last great afternoon and in an untimely death that put out the brightest flame in Spain.

Manolete fired the Latin imagination as no one had done since El Cid. He was a symbol of Latin pride, valor, and chivalry. But the crowds owned him and he did their bidding...and they had bid him to die.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gwennoles | 12/1/2008

    " The finest book I have ever read on the subject of bullfighting and on Manolete in particular. It is one of those books you will read through in one sitting because of the quality of the writing and the poetry of the subject matter. "

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About the Author

Barnaby Conrad is the author of twenty-five books of fiction and nonfiction, including Hemingway’s Spain, How to Fight a Bull, and Matador, which has sold more than three million copies. He is an artist and former bullfighter and American vice-consul in Spain, founder and codirector of the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference, and a native San Franciscan.