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DAU is an independent publishing house, located in Barcelona. Our catalogue focuses on non-fiction, journalism and the Spanish Civil War.

DAU favours those books with literary ambitions as well as being addressed to a wide audience. In this way, this publishing house promotes books on current affairs, culture, politics and sports, as well as history, all narrated in a journalistic style.

A selection of titles and authors

The International Brigades
Spanish Civil War Atlas

The International Brigades, made up of thousands of volunteers from several countries, took part in the Spanish Civil War supporting the Second Spanish Republic army. Their story of fight and sacrifice is reflected in this book, the second volume of the Spanish Civil War Atlas collection. A new approach to the conflict through cartography. The book also contains explanatory texts, chronologies, statements, newspaper clippings from the period and an english abstract. The maps have been drawn manually in great detail after consulting specialized libraries and several files and documents. They have been digitalized later. Spanish Civil War Atlas collection:

La sublevación (2011)
Las Brigadas Internacionales (2013)
Legión Cóndor y voluntarios italianos. Next instalment.
Represión y víctimas. Next instalment.

Daily chronicle of by the Republican Government of the The Republican Catalan Government, "The Spanish Civil War Chronicles"

Daily chronicle of by the Republican Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia, located in Barcelona. The text covers each and every episode of the Spanish Civil War with first hand accounts of events: the outbreak of war, the workers uprising, the creation of the Antifascist Militia Committee, the creation of the War Industries, the Front's evolution during the War, the bombings of Catalan towns, the May Events, the Battle of the Ebre, etc. It is a descriptive text, narrating events using an institutional tone, but also conveying the convulsive and revolutionary atmosphere at that time.

The troubadour.  A Portrait of Josep Carreras

Through the portrait of the Catalan tenor Josep Carreras, the book gives us an insight into the world of opera and lyric.  From diva's and orchestra conductor's careers to the evolution of the great opera houses of the world in the last forty years, the phenomenon of The Three Tenors together with Pavarotti and Domingo, or his serious illness.

Conversations with Xavier Sala i Martín

Xavier Sala i Martin  is an economist. He did his Doctorate at Harvard University and has his  chair at Columbia University. He has written several books, amongst which, the books Economic Growth (1995), co-written with Robert J. Barro.

This book is a series of interviews with a Xavier Sala i Martín, carried out by the journalist Jordi Graupera over a six month period, between Barcelona and New York. Conversations, which are both profound and yet suitable for all readers, which show us who this economist is and what he thinks on a wide variety of subjects: from football to Harvard University, from the struggle for the future of Africa to the present day in the Western World. You will also find his views on the most striking aspects of American society, the confrontation with the World Bank over the reduction of poverty or the power of Government in our societies.

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Edicions DAU

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E-mail:dau@edicionsdau.com

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    Giovanni Boccaccio

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