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- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95
Using previously untapped resources including private collections, the records of cultural institutions, and federal and state government archives, Schoonover analyzes the German role in Central American domestic and international relations. Of the four countries most active in independent Central America-Britain, the United States, France,... more...
- RAND Corporation 2010; US$ 9.95
Describes the involvement of churches and other faith-based organizations (FBOs) in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. The authors describe the range of FBO activities and discuss the advantages and challenges to such involvement and possible ways that FBOs can enhance their efforts, both independently and in collaboration... more...
- Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 19.95
Since 1999, a number of documents relating to the CIA?s activities in Guatemala have been declassified, and a truth and reconciliation process has unearthed other reports, speeches, and writings that shed more light on the role of the United States. For this edition, the author has selected and annotated twenty documents for a new documentary Appendix,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 211.00
Considering the Panama Canal as an artificial strait, this book will let legal logic yield to historical and geographic experience by recasting the Panama Canal?s environment as the product of three elements, suggesting new perspectives about its past and future. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00
After decades of bloodshed and political terror, many lament the rise of the left in Latin America. Since the triumph of Castro, politicians and historians have accused the left there of rejecting democracy, embracing communist totalitarianism, and prompting both revolutionary violence and a right-wing backlash. Through unprecedented archival research... more...
- 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...
- 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...