Iberia Author:James A. Michener "A magnificent Book, a noble pilgrimage." Book-of-the-month Club News — "From the glories of the Prado to the loneliest stone villages . . .here is Spain, castles of old dreams and new realities." The New York Times — Iberia. . . a never-to-be-forgotten adventure by a master writer whose gift for passionate observation and description is without e... more »qual. No one but James Michener could capture so brilliantly the essence, the richness, the color of this wild, strange and contradictory land. "A dazzling panorma . . . one of the richest and most satisfying books about Spain in living memory." Saturday Review« less
I read this book before a trip to Spain and found it very helpful - not in specific things to see but in understanding what I did see. Even though it was written a long time ago it is still very evocative of the country. Also, it is very well written.