I Alone: Bernardo Gálvez's American Revolution by Eduardo Garrigues
Spanish Ambassador Eduardo Garrigues presents the English translation of his book, in a conversation with Felipe Fernández-Armesto.
Eduardo Garrigues will introduce his historical novel I Alone about Gálvez’s exploits, filling in the previously unknown aspects of his personality, psychological conflicts, fears and doubts. Originally published in 2016 in Spanish, it has recently been translated to English by Nancy J. Membrez, poet, filmmaker and professor at the University of Texas San Antonio.
I Alone weaves a truly American story of colonial life in early New Orleans, detailing commerce and competition on the Mississippi, colonist and Native American interaction, slavery and women’s subservience to men, Catholicism in conflict with folk religion and European privilege over colonial merit. Marching through these pages are historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Jay, British generals, Spanish military figures and even King Charles III of Spain.
About Eduardo Garrigues
Spanish Ambassador Eduardo Garrigues is an award-winning novelist who has researched the Spanish heritage of the United States for decades. Some of his books include The Exposition in the Province of New Mexico, 1812 by Don Pedro Baptista Pino (University of New Mexico, 1995) and The Spanish Enlightenment in the Independence of the United States: Benjamin Franklin (Marcial Pons, 2007), and Norteamérica a finales del siglo XVIII: España y Estados Unidos (Marcial Pons, 2008).
About Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Felipe Fernández-Armesto was raised in London by his Spanish-born father and British-born mother, both active journalists. As a historian, he has written numerous books on a variety of subject from American History to the Spanish Armada. He is an award-winning historian and the author of several bestselling books, including 1492, Ideas that Changed the World, and The Americas. He currently lives in Indiana and is a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.