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- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 38.00
This book examines the formative period of Chile's history, and combines an analysis of the ideas and assumptions of the Chilean political class with a narrative of the political process from the consolidation of the Conservative regime in the 1830s, to the beginnings of liberalization in the early 1860s. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 20.00
An illustrated introduction to Mexico for the general reader. Combines a thematic and chronological approach to give a clear account of the country's historical and contemporary issues, problems and events, from the Olmecs to the present day. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 14.95
Looking beyond Cold War politics and the nostalgia of Cuban exiles, Estrada uncovers the real Havana and its fascinating history. Portraying the adventurers and dreamers who left their mark on Havana, this book is a deeply personal account of a love affair with a city, as well as an entertaining portrait of a place not easily forgotten. more...
- National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 26.00
As eloquent as it is alarming, Carol Ann Bassett?s portrait of today?s Galápagos depicts a deadly collision of economics, politics, and the environment that may destroy one of the world?s last Edens. For millions, the Galápagos Islands represent nature at its most unspoiled, an inviolate place famed for its rare flora and fauna. But soon today?s... more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 20.76
Beginning with the pre-Hispanic period and ending with the latest democratic developments of the twenty-first century, this definitive one-volume history of Mexico analyzes the ways that economic, social, and political dynamics have interacted to shape the nation's past. Alicia Hernández Chávez takes into account new historiography?which is fully integrated... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 7.99
Surrounded by miles of magnificent white sand beaches, protected by coral reefs and brushed by the constant breeze of the trade winds, Barbados is a swimmers paradise. The west coast beaches are calm and lapped by the Caribbean. The south coast has small to medium waves that are great for windsurfing and boogie boarding, while the southeast coast... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 48.00
This study examines the history of the sugar economy and the development of plantation society in Bahia. more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 25.00
Leander Perez 1891-1969) was more than simply another Neanderthal segregationist. He was a political boss who held absolute power in Plaquemines Parish to an extent unsurpassed by any parish leader in Louisiana's history. Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta is his full history. A bit of a social reformer, a political figure of national stature, an... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
With two grown-up sons, a satisfying job as a journalist, great friends and plenty of interests, life for Jane Mundy was humming along nicely when, out of the blue and in the most unlikely of places, she met Graham. In no time at all she had abandoned her comfortable life and run away with him to Bolivia. The so-called Tibet of the Americas is the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95
The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires that were devastated by the Spanish conquest through the election of 2006 and its aftermath. The book offers a straightforward chronological survey of Mexican history from the pre-colonial times to the present, and includes... more...