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  • The Politics of Che Guevaraby Samuel Farber

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 16.99

    A political portrait focused on Guevara?s thought and political record aimed at dispelling many of the myths about the revolutionary. more...

  • The Search for the Pink-Headed Duckby Rory Nugent

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    Fifty-two years after the pink-headed duck was last seen in the wild, Rory Nugent set off for India in search of this exceptionally rare bird. In Calcutta he prowled the fowl market, where a few of the ducks used to appear during the Raj. Traveling on to Delhi, he was befriended by a Cambridge-educated smuggler, and he learned of remote regions to... more...

  • The Awakening Coastby Karl Offen; Terry Rugeley

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 75.00

    The indigenous and Creole inhabitants (Mosquitians of African descent) of the Mosquito Reserve in present-day Nicaragua underwent a key transformation when two Moravian missionaries arrived in 1849. Within a few short generations, the new faith became so firmly established there that eastern Nicaragua to this day remains one of the world?s strongest... more...

  • Enrique's Journeyby Sonia Nazario

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more?the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America   Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won... more...

  • Armies Without Nationsby Robert H. Holden

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 40.99

    Public violence, scarcely analyzed and little understood, is the subject of this pathbreaking research into the histories of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Robert Holden shows how the national and international dimensions of public violence intersected there to produce "armies without nations." more...

  • La Travesia de Enriqueby Sonia Nazario; Ana V. Ras

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Actualizada con un nuevo epílogo, reflexiones finales, fotos de Enrique y su familia, una entrevista con la autora y mucho más, esta es la versión definitiva de un clásico contemporáneo de los Estados Unidos.   Basada en la serie de Los Angeles Times ganadora de dos premios Pulitzer?al mejor reportaje de divulgación y a la mejor fotografía?esta... more...

  • Bonds of Bloodby Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 33.00

    The history of the Aztecs has been haunted by the spectre of human sacrifice. Reinvesting the Aztecs with a humanity frequently denied to them, and exploring their spectacular religious violence as a comprehensible element of life, this book integrates a fresh interpretation of gender with an innovative study of the everyday life of the Aztecs. more...

  • A Black Soldier’s Storyby Ricardo Batrell; Mark A. Sanders

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    In 1896, an illiterate, fifteen-year-old Afro-Cuban field hand joined the rebel army fighting for Cuba's independence. Though poor and uneducated, Ricardo Batrell believed in the promise of Cuba Libre, the vision of a democratic and egalitarian nation that inspired the Cuban War of Independence. After the war ended in 1898, Batrell taught himself... more...

  • Hell's Gorgeby Matthew Parker

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    2014 is the 100-year-anniversary of the panama canal: one of the most extraordinary engineering feats in world history. Hell's Gorge traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands... more...

  • Globalization on the Groundby Christopher Chase-Dunn; Nelson Amaro; Susanne Jonas; John A. Booth; Stephen G. Bunker; Christopher Chase-Dunn; A Douglas Kincaid; Susan Manning; Alejandro Portes; Julia Richards; Michael Richards; William I. Robinson; Gert Rosenthal; José Serech; Edelberto Torres; Kay B. Warren

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 40.99

    This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, the possible emergence of more inclusive political institutions and the roles of international forces and agencies in Guatemalan social change. The... more...