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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
When Enrique is five years old, his mother, Lourdes, too poor to feed her children, leaves Honduras to work in the United States. The move allows her to send money back home to Enrique so he can eat better and go to school past the third grade. Lourdes promises Enrique she will return quickly. But she struggles in America. Years pass. He begs... more...
- Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 19.95
Since 1999, a number of documents relating to the CIA?s activities in Guatemala have been declassified, and a truth and reconciliation process has unearthed other reports, speeches, and writings that shed more light on the role of the United States. For this edition, the author has selected and annotated twenty documents for a new documentary Appendix,... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 27.95
Everyday Revolutionaries provides a longitudinal and rigorous analysis of the legacies of war in a community racked by political violence. By exploring political processes in one of El Salvador's former war zones-a region known for its peasant revolutionary participation-it offers a searing portrait of the entangled aftermaths of confrontation... more...
- Touchstone 2001; US$ 20.00
Winner of the National Book Award From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman , here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas , acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise.... more...
- Zed Books 2008; US$ 32.95
Three parallel wars were fought in the latter half of the twentieth century in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. This fascinating study of the guerrilla generation is based on in-depth interviews with both guerrilla comandantes and political and military leaders of the time. Dirk Kruijt analyses the dreams and achievements, the successes... more...
- Verso Books 2011; US$ 26.95
In 1984, indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú published a harrowing account of life under a military dictatorship in Guatemala. That autobiography? I, Rigoberta Menchú ?transformed the study and understanding of modern Guatemalan history and brought its author international renown. She won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. At that point, she became... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00
During a few months in 1980, 125,000 Cubans entered the U.S. as part of a massive migration known as the Mariel boatlift. Drawing from first-person stories of Cuban Americans as well as government documents and cultural texts from both the U.S. and Cuba, Susana Peņa reveals how a historical event shaped the formation of an entire ethnic and sexual... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 169.99
The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology provides a current and comprehensive guide to the recent and on-going archaeology of Mesoamerica. Though the emphasis is on prehispanic societies, this Handbook also includes coverage of important new work by archaeologists on the Colonial and Republican periods. Unique among recent works, the text brings... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 5.95
Since 1979, United States policy in Central America has been based on an assumption that revolutionary movements led by Marxists must represent a serious threat to U.S. interests and security. On this point, the difference between liberals and conservatives is merely one of emphasis or accent. Such an assumption is not shared by most governments in... more...
- RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95
Following on a series of RAND Corporation studies of nation-building, this monograph analyzes the impediments that local conditions pose to successful outcomes in these interventions. It examines how external actors and local leaders in a variety of societies modified or worked around those conditions to promote enduring peace. more...