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  • Fire & Bloodby T. R. Fehrenbach

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The author of many critically acclaimed books, military historian T.R. Fehrenbach provides the reader with this exciting and timely history of the territory that is today known as Mexico. His book sweeps us from the great civilizations of the Olmecs and the Aztecs to the Spanish settlers who brutally claimed the land for their own, and from the political... more...

  • Century of the Windby Eduardo Galeano

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?Nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere.? ? The New Yorker From Guatemala to Rio de Janeiro, La Paz to New York City, Managua to Havana,  Century of the Wind  ties together the events and people?both large and small?that define the Americas. In hundreds of lyrical and vivid narratives, the final installment of Galeano?s... more...

  • Genesisby Eduardo Galeano

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?An epic work of literary creation . . . There could be no greater vindication of the wonders of the lands and people of Latin America than Memory of Fire . ? ? The Washington Post Eduardo Galeano?s monumental three-volume retelling of the history of the New World begins with  Genesis , a vast chain of legends sweeping from the birth of creation... more...

  • Faces and Masksby Eduardo Galeano

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?A book as fascinating as the history it relates . . . Galeano is a satirist, realist, and historian.? ? Los Angeles Times For centuries, Europe?s imperial powers brutally exploited the peoples and resources of the New World. While soldiers of fortune marched across continents in search of El Dorado, white settlers established plantations and... more...

  • Searching for Madre Matianaby Edward Wright-Rios

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Edward Wright-Rios examines the much-maligned?and sometimes celebrated?character of Madre Matiana and her position in the development of Mexico. more...

  • Border Medicineby Brett Hendrickson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Mexican American folk and religious healing, often referred to as  curanderismo , has been a vital part of life in the Mexico-U.S. border region for centuries. A hybrid tradition made up primarily of indigenous and Iberian Catholic pharmacopeias, rituals, and notions of the self,  curanderismo  treats the sick person with a variety of healing modalities... more...

  • Reclaiming Poch@ Popby Cruz Medina

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Tracing the historical trajectory of the pocho (Latinos who are influenced by Anglo culture) in pop culture, Medina shows how the trope of pocho/pocha/poch@, which traditionally signified the negative connotation of "cultural traitor" in Spanish, has been reclaimed through the pop cultural productions of Latinos who self-identify as poch@. more...

  • Mexicoby Enrique Krauze

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of... more...

  • The History of Costa Ricaby Monica Rankin

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    Concise yet thorough, this engaging book provides an overview of the unique history of an increasingly important Central American nation. more...