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  • Against All Hopeby Armando Valladares

    Encounter Books 2000; US$ 16.95

    Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba?s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro?s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor... more...

  • The First Maya Civilizationby Francisco Estrada-Belli

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95

    The First Maya Civilization discusses the most recent advances in our knowledge of the Preclassic Maya and the emergence of their rainforest civilization, with new data on settlement, political organization, architecture, iconography and epigraphy supporting a contemporary theoretical perspective that challenges prior assumptions. more...

  • The History of Nicaraguaby Clifford L. Staten

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • To Save Her Lifeby Dan Saxon

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 55.00

    Part human rights drama, part political thriller, part love story, this riveting narrative chronicles the disappearance of one woman as it tells the larger story of the past fifty years of violence and struggle for social justice and democracy, and U.S. intervention in Guatemala. Maritza Urrutia was abducted from a middle-class neighborhood while taking... more...

  • Everyday Revolutionariesby Irina Carlota Silber

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Everyday Revolutionaries provides a longitudinal and rigorous analysis of the legacies of war in a community racked by political violence. By exploring political processes in one of El Salvador's former war zones-a region known for its peasant revolutionary participation-it offers a searing portrait of the entangled aftermaths of confrontation... more...

  • Readings in Caribbean History and Cultureby D.A. Dunkley; Dalea Bean; Eldon V. Birthwright; Trevor Burnard; D A. Dunkley; Dennis Gill; Claudia Hucke; Coreen J. Leacock; Russell Lord; Michael Niblett; Raymond Ramcharitar; Shivani Sivagurunathan; Benita P. Thompson; S Joel Warrican

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 99.99

    This collection of eleven essays is designed to highlight some important new voices who have been doing research on the general subject areas of the history and culture of the Caribbean. The essays in this volume also address a number of themes which are critical to developing an understanding of current scholarly work on the two broad subject areas.... more...

  • Utatlanby Thomas F. Babcock

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 60.00

    One of the most important Postclassic cities, Utatlán, in highland Guatemala, was excavated more than three decades ago. However, the data amassed by archaeologists have not been published until now. Details on architecture, pottery, burials, and artifacts, along with a focus on residential archaeology, make Utatlán: The Constituted Community of the... more...

  • Ana en el Trópicoby Nilo Cruz; Nacho Artime

    Theatre Communications Group 2004; US$ 12.95

    The Spanish language edition of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Colombiaby Harvey F. Kline

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 129.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Colombia covers the history of Colombia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students,... more...