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Oldest Ally helps to understand XX Century Portugal

Um livro publicado em 1961, poucos meses após o sequestro do navio Santa Maria por Henrique Galvão, ajudou a entender o Portugal do século XX, a partir da perspectiva de sua antiga aliança política e comercial com a Inglaterra. 

Este livro "O Aliado mais Antigo, um retrato do Portugal de Salazar, foi uma revelação para uma jovem estudante universitária   circa 1970, procurando entender porque é Portugal era muito mais pobre do que o norte da Califórnia, apesar de o mesmo clima ameno. Ao reler o livro, recorda-se que a divergência entre parceiros comerciais, ditos aliados, não é uma novidade do século XXI e da era do Euro. Já vem dantes. 
A procura continua... 

Title:  Oldest Ally, a Portrait of Salazar's Portugal 
Authors:  Peter Fryer and  Patricia McGowan Pinheiro 
Published by:  Dobson Books Ltd, London, 1961 
See bio of Peter Fryer,  http://scissors-and-paste.net/peter_fryer.html 

 A book published in 1961, a few months after the highjacking of the ship Santa Maria by Henrique Galvão, helped to understand Portugal in the XX century, from the perspective of its oldest political and commercial alliance with England. 
This book was an important  revelation to a young college student at circa 1970, struggling to understand why Portugal was so much poorer than northern California, despite the same lovely weather. 
Still tying...
See also the article The Oldest Ally: Britain and the Portuguese Connection, 1919-1933, which says  calls attention to divergence among trading partners in previous eras. ... "as senior partner in the Anglo-Portuguese alliance for most of its history British governments had consistently interpreted their commitments to Portugal in terms of their own interests, notably strategic and economic ones, and had reserved their position when called on to render assistance to their oldest ally...".

VER http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/files/windsor/8_stone.pdf, e 
Glyn Stone, No Way to Treat an Ancient Ally,  http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/11755/2/Anglo-PortugueseRelations1920s.pdf

This important book seems to have been translated into several languages, but not into Portuguese 
21. Oldest Ally. A portrait of Salazar's Portugal. By Peter Fryer and Patricia McGowan Pinheiro.London: Dennis Dobson, 1961. 8vo. pp. 280. Plates. BL: 10196.tt.10.
22. Oldest Ally. A portrait of Salazar's Portugal. By Peter Fryer and Patricia McGowan Pinheiro.Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981. 8vo. pp. 280. Plates. Library of Congress: DP680 .F7 1981.
23. [Oldest Ally.] El Portugal de Salazar. [With additional material.] By Peter Fryer and Patricia McGowan Pinheiro. Translated by Ernesto Mendoza. Paris [Swiss printed]: Ruedo ibérico, 1962. 8vo. pp. xiv+201. Plates. Bibliothèque Nationale: 8- G- 17096 (1); BL: 08042.cc.46.
24. [Oldest Ally.] Le Portugal de Salazar. By Peter Fryer and Patricia McGowan Pinheiro. Paris: Ruedo ibérico, [1963]. 8vo. pp. xiv+203. Plates. BL: 10494.b.18.
25. [Oldest Ally.] Salazarovo Portugalsko. By Peter Fryer and Patricia McGowan Pinheirová. Translated by Zdenek Hampl and Sylva Pavlíková. Prague: Nakladatelství politické literatury, 1965. 8vo. pp. 271+[2]. Plates. BL: X.708/1192.