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My Prison by Duchess of Medina Sidonia

My Prison by Duchess of Medina Sidonia

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My Prison

Isabel Alvarez de Toledo y Maura,

Duchess of Medina Sidonia

Translated from the Spanish by Herma Briffault

Harper & Row Publishers, 1972, [First Edition], ISBN 060100982,  b/w portrait frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket 

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf, crease to inside wrap of dustjacket, (see photographs) 

'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.'

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