"I’m a professional writer, the author of 25 books and several hundred magazine articles, the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction. I recently published a history of the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War.

To research my book, Hell and Good Company, my wife and I traveled to Spain for two weeks to walk the ground. In and around Madrid, the historian Almudena Cros served as my adviser and guide. 

Almu was excellent in every way. She’s a warm and charming person. She speaks English fluently. She knows Madrid and its history thoroughly, particularly the history of the war. She organized our days together with consideration for our interests, our schedule and our budget. She identified a source of local history for one of the battlefields an hour’s drive outside Madrid, arranged our tour with the man and translated for us as well.

I recommend Almu highly for anyone visiting the Madrid area. Her fees are reasonable, and she is the best guide I have ever employed."

Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, lecturer and affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, USA.