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  • The Jaguar Smileby Salman Rushdie

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    ?I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice.? So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile , Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and... more...

  • The History of Nicaraguaby Clifford Staten

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    This concise history of Nicaragua provides the reader with a history of the ways in which key political and economic factors have contributed to the creation of the modern nation. more...

  • Rascally Signs in Sacred Placesby David E. Whisnant

    The University of North Carolina Press 1995; US$ 29.99

    Rascally Signs in Sacred Places: The Politics of Culture in Nicaragua more...

  • Crèvecoeur's Eighteenth-Century Travels in Pennsylvania and New Yorkby Percy G. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecouer, long regarded as a chief figure in American letters of the Revolutionary period, is remembered as the author of Letters from an American Farmer and the posthumous Sketches of Eighteenth Century of America, but his last and most ambitious work has been almost entirely neglected. Published in France as Le Voyage... more...

  • Pennsylvania and the War of 1812by Victor Sapio

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this study of Pennsylvania and the War of 1812, the author sees the political ambitions of the Republicans, rather than economic, diplomatic or expansionist motives as the primary impetus for the outbreak of the war. Fearful of the Federalists' growing strength, the Republicans exploited the friction with England to maintain their power and to... more...

  • Peasants in Armsby Lynn Horton

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Drawing on testimonies from contra collaborators and ex-combatants, as well as pro-Sandinista peasants, this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of Quilalí who took up arms in defense of revolutionary programs and ideals such as land reform and equality and those who opposed the FSLN. Peasants... more...

  • Nicaragua's Conservative Republicby Arturo J. Jr Cruz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Arturo J.Cruz, Jr argues that political learning, trust-building, and institutional innovation by political elites broke Nicaragua's post-colonial cycle of anarchy and petty despotism, leaving in its place an increasingly inclusive oligarchic democracy that made possible state-led economic development for the next thirty years. Subsequent economic... more...

  • The Everyday Nation-Stateby Justin Wolfe

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    Reveals how the diversities of economy, ethnicity, and geography engendered multiple experiences of nation. This book explores what followed the intersection of nation-state formation and everyday life in nineteenth-century Nicaragua. more...

  • Culture and Customs of Nicaraguaby Steven F. White; Esthela Calderon

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 50.00

    Introduces readers to Nicaragua's vibrant culture, which reflects its people's strong Catholic devotion, diverse indigenous roots, and enthusiasm for life in the face of extreme poverty. more...

  • The Mermaid and the Lobster Diverby Laura Hobson Herlihy

    University of New Mexico Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Interspersed with short stories, songs, and incantations, The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver demonstrates the archetypes of femininity and masculinity within Miskitu society, highlighting the power associated with women's sexuality-as manifested in bot more...