I have a friend that is part Basque so I knew a little about the Basques before reading the book but lots of interesting information in here. It reads a little like a history book at times especially with leading up to the Spanish Civil War and then during the time under Franco. Interesting people that is divided up into provinces in France & Spain. The Spanish provinces have been very successful throughout history it seems. They were leaders of shipping and fishing, iron production and trade. It is sad that other than a very short time the Basque have not been their own country. Maybe some day it will happen, who knows what will happen in Europe these next 20 years.
There are a couple WL for this book but not sure if I will mail it off, I may keep it. I like this author a lot, his books are full of interesting facts & information about various topics.