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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...

  • Las Culturas y Civilizaciones Latinoamericanasby Floyd Merrell; María Teresa DePaoli

    UPA 2016; US$ 36.99

    This updated textbook describes the history of Latin America and sets a mood that allows the reader to get a genuine sense of the languages, cultures, and civilizations of this complex and colorful land. Each chapter offers lists of general concepts, important terms, questions, and topics for classroom debates. more...

  • Maya Daykeepingby John M. Weeks; Frauke Sachse; Christian M. Prager

    University Press of Colorado 2009; US$ 19.95

    In Maya Daykeeping , three divinatory calendars from highland Guatemala - examples of a Mayan literary tradition that includes the Popul Vuh, Annals of the Cakchiquels, and the Titles of the Lords of Totonicapan - dating to 1685, 1722, and 1855, are transcribed in K'iche or Kaqchikel side-by-side with English translations. Calendars such as these... more...

  • The Kowojby Prudence M. Rice; Don S. Rice

    University Press of Colorado 2009; US$ 27.95

    Neighbors of the better-known Itza in the central Petén lakes region of Guatemala, the Kowoj Maya have been studied for little more than a decade. The Kowoj: Identity, Migration, and Geopolitics in Late Postclassic Petén, Guatemala summarizes the results of recent research into this ethno-political group conducted by Prudence Rice, Don Rice, and... 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...

  • The Heart That Bleedsby Alma Guillermoprieto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba. From the Trade Paperback edition. 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...