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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cobble Circles and Standing Stonesby Jeffrey Quilter

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 30.00

    In this first-person tale of archaeological adventure in the tropical forest, Jeffrey Quilter tells the story of his excavation of Rivas, a great ceremonial center at the foot of the Talamanca Mountain range, which flourished between A.D. 900 and 1300, and its fabled gold-filled cemetery, the Panteón de La Reina. Beginning with the 1992 field season... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 79.99

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Haitiby Michael R. Hall

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 89.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Haiti covers the history of Haiti starting in 1492 with the initial discovery of the island Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic to the present day. The dictionary itself contains over 400 cross-referenced entries on crucial aspects of Haitian history, and it is the most extensive single-volume reference work... 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...

  • Junglelandby Christopher S. Stewart

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    "I began to daydream about the jungle...." On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed... more...