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  • Americanosby John Charles Chasteen

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.79

    Here is an engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American wars of independence. Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, key events, and dominant trends, braided together in a single, taut narrative. He vividly depicts the individuals and events of... more...

  • Getting Highby John Charles Chasteen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 21.99

    This engaging book surveys the global history of marijuana, reaching back millennia to its origins in Asia. Chasteen traces the use of the drug since Neolithic times, when marijuana was among the first domesticated plants. Surprisingly, there is a vibrant spiritual dimension to its long history that Chasteen explores with captivating insight. more...

  • Latin American Independenceby Sarah C. Chambers; John Chasteen

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50

    Maps and illustrations are included, as are a chronology of the Wars for Independence, suggestions for further reading, and a thorough index. more...

  • The Alienist and Other Stories of Nineteenth-Century Brazilby Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis; John Charles Chasteen

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 11.95

    Accompanied by a thorough introduction to Brazil's Machado, Machado's Brazil, these vibrant new translations of eight of Machado de Assis's best-known short stories bring nineteenth-century Brazilian society and culture to life for modern readers. more...

  • The Gaucho Juan Moreiraby Eduardo Gutierrez; John Charles Chasteen; William G. Acree

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 11.50

    Argentinian writer Eduardo Gutiérrez (1851-1889) fashioned his seminal gauchesque novel from the prison records of the real Juan Moreira, a noble outlaw whose life and name became legendary in the Río de la Plata during the late 19th century. John Chasteen's fast-moving, streamlined translation--the first ever into English--captures all of the... more...

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