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New Book Sheds Light on Influential Basques Throughout History

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 2:43 pm / January 11, 2017

Book cover for "Basque Firsts"Author Vince Juaristi will speak about his newest book, “Basque Firsts: People Who Changed the World,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center downtown.

The book profiles seven remarkable Basques who contributed significantly to world history: Juan Elcano, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Santiago Ramon y Cajal, Cristobal Balenciaga, Edurne Pasaban, Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta and Paul Laxalt. This event is co-sponsored by the Boise State Basque studies program and the University of Nevada Press.

The event is free and open to the public.