Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards transports us into Spain through the eyes of Lola Montez, the courtesan whose life was lived as much a lie as it was truth. Lola Montez, if that’s her real name, has made a place for herself in the annals of Spanish history. . . .
Before picking up Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards*, I had never heard of Lola Montez. Turns out she’s one of history’s most interesting women! Kit Brennan takes the unknown parts of Lola’s life as a courtesan, countess, dancer and actress and speculates about what . . .