PORTUGAL AND SPAIN ON THE “INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURER"
A Fictional – Historical Narrative
About the Book
"Portugal and Spain on the 'International Adventurer'" is historical fiction and continues the travel adventures of Professor Mike Gaherty with IA "Assistant Adventurer Leader" Amy Carrier and a volatile cast of fictional adventurers traversing Portugal and Spain. One sees the best of these two off and on enemies and competitive nations - monuments, Literary Personages, food and wine, and "Pousadas" and "Paradores." Travel, controversy and dangerous moments from post - Salazar and post - Franco days ensue.
About the Author
Mark J. Curran is a retired professor from Arizona State University where he worked from 1968 to 2011. This is his 26th book with Trafford Publishing. Sixteen books deal with his research specialty, Brazil's "Literatura Popular em Verso" or the "Literatura de Cordel." Several under the rubric "Stories I Told My Students" are based on classes taught at A.S.U. and deal with Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and Portugal. Two are autobiographical - "The Farm" and "Coming of Age with the Jesuits." Experiments in fiction based on the farm in Abilene, Kansas are "A Rural Odyssey I and II." More fiction based on the author's time in Brazil is the trilogy "Letters from Brazil I, II, and III." A retirement experience on the National Geographic Explorer - Lindblad Expeditions is "A Professor Takes to the Sea I and II. "Around Brazil on the 'International Adventurer' - A Fictional Panegyric" is a fun, travel adventure. "Pre - Columbian Mexico - Plans, Pitfalls, and Perils" continues such adventure. Now, "Portugal and Spain on the 'International Adventurer'" continues that series.