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  • My Colombian Warby Silvana Paternostro

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 23.99

    A timely, evocative account of a reporter's reckoning with her homeland's volatile past Growing up in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, Silvana Paternostro indulged in the typical concerns of a privileged young girl: friendships and parties, school and family. But soon it became apparent that life in Colombia would not go on as usual.... more...

  • Of Love and Loathingby Nicholas A. Robins

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    Policies concerning marriage, morality, and intimacy were central to the efforts of the Spanish monarchy to maintain social control in colonial Charcas. The Bourbon Crown depended on the patriarchal, caste-based social system on which its colonial enterprise was built to maintain control over a vast region that today encompasses Bolivia and parts... more...

  • Reading Rio de Janeiroby Zephyr Frank

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 60.00

    Reading Rio de Janeiro blazes a new trail for understanding the cultural history of 19th-century Brazil. To bring the social fabric of Rio de Janeiro alive, Zephyr Frank flips the historian's usual interest in literature as a source of evidence and, instead, uses the historical context to understand literature. By focusing on the theme of social... more...

  • The Shining Pathby Gustavo Gorriti

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    First published in Peru in 1990, The Shining Path was immediately hailed as one of the finest works on the insurgency that plagued that nation for over fifteen years. A richly detailed and absorbing account, it covers the dramatic years between the guerrillas' opening attack in 1980 and President Fernando Belaunde's reluctant decision to send in... more...

  • Allende?s Chile and the Inter-American Cold Warby Tanya Harmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    Fidel Castro described Salvador Allende's democratic election as president of Chile in 1970 as the most important revolutionary triumph in Latin America after the Cuban revolution. Yet celebrations were short lived. In Washington, the Nixon administration vowed to destroy Allende's left-wing government while Chilean opposition forces mobilized against... more...

  • Argentine Indian Artby Alejandro Eduardo Fiadone

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    This treasury of over 280 authentic designs contains creations of Argentine Indian cultures dating from 650 BC to the sixteenth century. Seldom seen outside of scholarly journals, the painstakingly adapted motifs originate from the Candelaria culture, La Aguada, Sanagasta, BelÚn, Santa Maria, Humahauca, Tobas, Matacos, Araucanos, and many other sources.... more...

  • Brazil on the Moveby John Dos Passos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    After witnessing two decades of political, economic, and social upheaval in Brazil, the author gives a first-hand account of the changes that prepared the ground for the Brazil we know today. more...

  • Buenos Aires: The Biography of a Cityby James Gardner

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A colorful and entertaining account of Buenos Aires?one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in the world, and a major tourist destination. more...

  • Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuelaby Harold A. Trinkunas

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Unlike most other emerging South American democracies, Venezuela has not succumbed to a successful military coup d'etat during four decades of democratic rule. What drives armed forces to follow the orders of elected leaders? And how do emerging democracies gain that control over their military establishments? Harold Trinkunas answers these questions... more...

  • Dancing with Dynamiteby Benjamin Dangl

    AK Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    One step forward, two steps back: When social movements win state power. more...