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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...
- 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...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95
A recognized Latin American history masterpiece "The History of the Conquest of Peru" offers an authoritative vision of Pizarro's turbulent defeat of the Inca Empire. Overflowing with spectacle, every page encapsulates the ruthlessness and arrogance of the conquistadors. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 22.99
Introduction: Why Read About Brazil?. CHAPTER 1. BIRTH AND GROWTH OF COLONIAL BRAZIL: 1500-1750. The Country the Portuguese Created in the New World. The Colonial Economy and Society. Miscegenation: Biological and Cultural. The Beginnings of a Luso-Brazilian Culture. CHAPTER 2. CRISIS OF THE COLONIAL SYSTEM AND EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BRAZIL: 1790-1830.... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 73.50
Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists,... more...