Irving's love of spectacles, his passion for history, his public and private life, his joy in the minor adventure he encountered all find a sympathetic interpreter in Bowers. Leisurely, detailed, appreciative tracing the journeyings of Irving by our ex-ambassador to Spain. He recreates Spain of a century ago, enjoying the process at a time when that Spain is no more, and both lovers of the old Spain and Irving fans will enjoy it with him. One follows Irving on his arrival in Madrid, the friends he made the court, the trips to Andalusia, Seville, Cadiz and Granada; and thirteen years later his return as minister, sympathetic with the child queen. Specialized market.