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  • The Technology of Maya Civilizationby Zachary X. Hruby; Geoffrey E. Braswell; Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    The ancient Maya shaped their world with stone tools. Lithic artifacts helped create the cityscape and were central to warfare and hunting, craft activities, cooking, and ritual performance. 'The Technology of Maya Civilization' examines Maya lithic artefacts made of chert, obsidian, silicified limestone, and jade to explore the relationship between... more...

  • The Ancient Maya of Mexicoby Geoffrey E. Braswell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The archaeological sites of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are among the most visited ancient cities of the Americas. Archaeologists have recently made great advances in our understanding of the social and political milieu of the northern Maya lowlands. However, such advances have been under-represented in both scholarly and popular literature until now.... more...

  • The Land Was Theirsby Gertrude W. Dubrovsky

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Challenging prevalent stereotypes, Dubrovsky reveals a unique aspect of Jewish life in America. Although Jews have long been stereotyped as urban businesspeople and professionals, they have been successful agriculturalists since biblical times. In their more recent Eastern European history, 96 percent were forced to live in a region known as the Pale... more...

  • The United States Military in Latin Americaby George B. Clark

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Since the introduction of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, in which the United States vowed to prevent further European interference in the Western Hemisphere, the American military ever increasingly involved itself in the internal affairs of its Latin American neighbors. This book considers nearly 150 years of U.S. military intervention in Latin America,... more...

  • The River People in Flood Timeby Terry Rugeley

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The River People in Flood Time tells the astonishing story of how the people of nineteenth-century Tabasco, Mexico, overcame impossible odds to expel foreign interventions. Tabascans resisted control by Mexico City, overcame the grip of a Cuban adventurer who seized the region for two years, turned back the United States Navy, and defeated the French... more...

  • Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 34.00

    Latin American and Caribbean Government at a Glance offers a dashboard of more than 30 indicators to help decision makers and citizens analyze and benchmark government performance both within the LAC region and compared to the OECD countries. The publication focuses in four broad areas: budgeting practices; public sector pay and employment; public... more...

  • Latin America since Independenceby Alexander Dawson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional... more...

  • Take No Prisonersby David Horowitz

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    Battle-scarred political warrior David Horowitz says it?s time for conservatives to take the gloves off—and take our country back. America is at a crucial turning point in her history, and Republicans have been losing ground to Democrats for too long. In his new book Take No Prisoners , Horowitz sounds a clarion call for conservatives to use liberals?... more...

  • Human Rights and United States Policy Toward Latin Americaby Lars Schoultz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.95

    The role of human rights in United States policy toward Latin America is the subject of this study. It covers the early sixties to 1980, a period when humanitarian values came to play an important role in determining United States foreign policy. The author is concerned both with explaining why these values came to impinge on government decision making... more...

  • Inside Newarkby Robert Curvin

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    For decades, leaders in Newark, New Jersey, have claimed their city is about to return to its vibrant past. How accurate is this prediction? Is Newark on the verge of revitalization? Robert Curvin, who was one of New Jersey?s outstanding civil rights leaders, examines the city, chronicling its history, politics, and culture . Throughout the pages... more...