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Central America

  • 1847by Turtle Bunbury

    Gill Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Rediscover the events, characters and pioneering spirit that helped create the modern world in 1847 , this eclectic collection of events, stories and character portraits. more...

  • Maya Cultural Heritageby Patricia A. McAnany; Sarah M. Rowe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    McAnany sheds light on the varied ways today?s Maya communities relate to?and are often distanced from?their deep past, historicizes the role of archaeologists and nations in pre-Columbian heritage, and highlights how grass-roots heritage programs can bridge scientific investigation and local community interests. more...

  • Paisanosby Tim Fanning

    Gill Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Paisanos tells the epic story of the forgotten Irish men and women who changed the face of Latin America forever from armed revolutionaries like Bernardo O?Higgins and James Rooke to trailblazing women like Eliza Lynch and Camila O?Gorman. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of El Salvadorby Orlando J. Perez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 79.99

    The Historical Dictionary of El Salvador contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and... more...

  • 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...

  • Jungle of Stoneby William Carlsen

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    ?Thrilling. ? A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries? view of the past.? ?  Kirkus (starred review) In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world?s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat... more...

  • Sparrow and the Hawkby Kyle Longley

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Using Costa Rica as a example, Longley carefully examines the development of the successful relationship between a nonindustrialized country and the United States, revealing the complex forces at work in resistance and accommodation.  During World War II and the immediate postwar era, both the United States and Costa Rica experienced dramatic... more...

  • The Boiling Riverby Andrés Ruzo

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2016; US$ 16.99

    In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon?where rivers boil and legends come to life. When Andrés Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire... more...

  • The Black Christ of Esquipulasby Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00

    On the eastern border of Guatemala and Honduras, pilgrims and travelers flock to the Black Christ of Esquipulas, a large statue carved from wood depicting Christ on the cross. The Catholic shrine, built in the late sixteenth century, has become the focal point of admiration and adoration from New Mexico to Panama. Beyond being a site of popular devotion,... more...