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- University Press of America 2012; US$ 49.99
Painful Birth discusses how Chile escaped becoming a communist state in the late 1970s and transformed into a free and prosperous society. It narrates the events and explains the economic policies, institutional transformation, and ideological change involved, providing an invaluable case study in economics, international relations, and Latin... more...
- New Press, The 2013; US$ 26.95
Revised and updated for the fortieth anniversary of Augusto Pinochet?s September 11, 1973, military coup in Chile, The Pinochet File reveals a formerly secret record of complicity with atrocity on the part of the U.S. government. Documents that were first made publicly available in the original hardcover edition formed the heart of the international... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 19.99
Likely to raise hackles among Democrats and Republicans alike, this dynamic history of modern Florida argues that the Sunshine State has become the political and demographic future of the nation. David Colburn reveals how Florida gradually abandoned the traditions of race and personality that linked it to the Democratic Party. The book focuses particularly... more...
- University Press of Florida 2010; US$ 29.95
When the Civil War finally came to North Florida, it did so with an intermittent fury that destroyed much of Jacksonville and scattered its residents. The city was taken four separate times by Federal forces but abandoned after each of the first three occupations. During the fourth occupation, it was used as a staging ground for the ill-fated Union... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2000; US$ 19.95
First explored by naturalist William Bartram in the 1760s, the St. Johns River stretches 310 miles along Florida's east coast, making it the longest river in the state. The first "highway" through the once wild interior of Florida, the St. Johns may appear ordinary, but within its banks are some of the most fascinating natural phenomena... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
For those opposed to immigration, Miami is a nightmare. Miami is the de facto capital of Latin America; it is a city where immigrants dominate, Spanish is ubiquitous, and Denny's is an ethnic restaurant. Are Miami's immigrants representative of a trend that is undermining American culture and identity? Drawing from in-depth fieldwork in the city... more...
- Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95
On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1988; US$ 34.95
"This is a remarkable book by one of the true geniuses in the field of anthropology during this century and one who provided valuable data for specialists in other disciplines as well."--H. M. Wormington "An engaging manuscript that should charm a broad audience."--Thomas F. Lynch "The field notes of Junius, and Peggy's diary, are valuable... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 70.50
A portrait of postdictatorial Chile by one of that country?s most incisive cultural critics, Cultural Residues uses memoirs, photographs, art, and novels?the ?residues? of a culture?to analyze the political-cultural Chilean landscape in the wake of Augusto Pinochet?s seventeen-year military rule. According to Nelly Richard, such residual areas reveal... more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 19.95
A riotous journey through America's most controversial, beautifully unapproachable, and abused wilderness -- the Florida Everglades. In December 2000, President Clinton signed into law a $7.8 billion restoration plan for the Everglades that garnered national attention and has since become America's touchstone for environmental issues. Enter W. Hodding... more...