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  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    2012: The Year of the Mayan Prophecy . . . more...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 20.39

    2012: The Year of the Mayan Prophecy . . . more...

  • Understanding Central Americaby John A. Booth; Christine J. Wade; Thomas W Walker

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    This text offers an authoritative, comprehensive analysis of Central America?s political evolution including revolution, rebellion, regime changes, and democratic consolidation. more...

  • Trespassers Forgivenby C. H. Godden

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 40.00

    Within three decades of the end of the Second World War, the once mighty British Empire had been dismantled leaving only a few residual spots of red on the world map. This was the age of de-colonisation and Independence. Trespassers Forgiven offers a personal glimpse into the history of British Honduras (Belize) at this crucial period in British... more...

  • The History of Nicaraguaby Clifford Staten

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Mexican Historyby Nora E. Jaffary; Edward W. Osowski; Susie S. Porter

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    Mexican History is a comprehensive and innovative primary source reader in Mexican history from the pre-Columbian past to the neoliberal present. Chronologically organized chapters facilitate the book?s assimilation into most course syllabi. Its selection of documents thoughtfully conveys enduring themes of Mexican history?land and labor, indigenous... more...

  • Paradise in Ashesby BEATRIZ MANZ

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...

  • Seeking Refugeby Maria Cristina Garcia

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 30.95

    The political upheaval in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala had a devastating human toll at the end of the twentieth century. A quarter of a million people died during the period 1974-1996. Many of those who survived the wars chose temporary refuge in neighboring countries such as Honduras and Costa Rica. Others traveled far north, to Mexico, the... more...

  • Maya Roadsby Mary Jo McConahay

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Drawing upon three decades of working, traveling, and living in Central America?s remote and dangerous landscapes, this memoir chronicles a journalist?s fascinating experiences with the people, politics, archaeology, and species of the rainforest, the cradle of Mayan civilization. The intense beauty of the forest, the fantastic locales, the ancient... more...

  • The Protection Racket Stateby William Stanley

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 38.95

    In 1932 security forces in El Salvador murdered 25,000 peasants and workers. Between 1978 and 1991 the Salvadoran government killed an additional 50,000 civilians. Death squads maimed and tortured their victims, who included labor organizers, priests, and teachers. By the later months of 1980, government forces were slaughtering 1,000 civilians... more...