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  • Telling Maya Talesby Gary H. Gossen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Telling Maya Tales offers an experimental ethnographic portrait of the San Juan Chamula, the largest and most influential Maya community of Highland Chiapas, in the late twentieth century--the era of the Zapatistas. In this collection of essays, the author, whose field work in the area spans two generations of anthropological thought, explores several... more...

  • The Conquest of Mexicoby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95 US$ 33.26

    The Conquest of Mexico is a brilliant account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, written from a new and unfamiliar angle. Gruzinski analyses the process of colonization that took place in native Indian societies over three centuries, focusing on disruptions to the Indian's memory, changes in their perception of reality, the spread of the European... more...

  • Women of Privilegeby Susan Gillotti

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Women of Privilege traces the decline of a once-privileged Hudson River Valley family whose neighbors were Vanderbilts, Delanos, and Roosevelts. Based on diaries and journals, and written by a family descendant, it combines biography and memoir with social history. more...

  • Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexicoby Javier Villa-Flores; Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico. more...

  • Fire Islandby Francine Silverman

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Fire Island is a haven for everyone and a special place for the author - she met her husband here 35 years ago. A pencil-thin barrier beach 32 miles long, Fire Island extends from Robert Moses State Park in the west to Moriches Inlet in the east. The island runs parallel to the South Shore of Long Island and protects it from the... more...

  • Mexico's Guadalajara, San Blas, Laguna Chapala & Beyondby Vivien Lougheed

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    The lure of isolated beaches rimmed with palm trees brought John Huston to Puerto Vallarta in the 1960s to film Night of the Iguana. His cast included Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. While working, the two fell in love. Their story became one of the great love stories of that century.This romance resulted in thousands of people swarming to the... more...

  • Mexico's Oaxaca, Chiapas & Palenqueby Joanie Sanchez

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    South of Veracruz looms the state of Oaxaca. Highway 17 from Veracruz pushes right into its northern half, unmindful of the mountains that rise up, the vegetation that looms closer and greener, or the wildlife that diversifies and multiplies, as the population thins out. Oaxaca's northern half is wild and remote - mountains and cloud forests, inhabited... more...

  • Diary of a Company Manby James S. Kunen

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    The funny, insightful, and inspiring story of a 1960s campus radical turned corporate PR man who finds himself, along with his fellow baby boomers, in a place called “Too Young to Retire and Too Old to Hire”   James S. Kunen—author of The Strawberry Statement, an account of the 1968 student uprising at Columbia University—chronicles his adventures... more...

  • Discovering Vintage New Yorkby Mitch Broder

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    As Manhattan succumbs to the big chain stores and tourist traps that come with the modern age, it struggles to maintain its storied identity. Fortunately for locals and visitors alike, a number of classic restaurants, shops and other establishments still thrive today that evoke the unique charm of the city. From The Four Seasons to Serendipity... more...

  • The Little Book of Ballsbridgeby Hugh Oram

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    The Little Book of Ballsbridge is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this leafy suburb of Dublin. Here you will find out about Ballsbridge’s famous (and occasionally infamous) residents, its proud sporting heritage, its churches and great houses and its natural history. Down wide streets and past elegant houses,... more...