Isabel Alvarez de Toledo y Maura,
Duchess of Medina Sidonia
Translated from the Spanish by Herma Briffault
Harper & Row Publishers, 1972, [First Edition], b/w portrait frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 060100982
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf, crease to inside wrap of dustjacket,
'This is the story of eight months spent in one of Franco's jails by a fearless young Spanish noblewoman, a member of one of Spain's oldest families, who has many of the qualities of Joan of Arc. She was arrested just as she started to lead a march of the peasants of Palomares on Madrid, to try to get more compensation for the damages done their farms and fishing operations when the U.S. Air Force by mistake dropped hydrogen bombs on their land. The march didn't take place, but the Duchess was arrested and sentenced to a year in prison, which was later cut to eight months because of the work she did there - teaching and writing.'