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  • 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...

  • The History of Ecuadorby George Lauderbaugh

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    Ecuador is a nation of over 13 million people, its area between that of the states of Wyoming and Colorado. Like the United States, Ecuador's government features a democratically elected President serving for a four-year term. The Galápagos Islands, well known as the birthplace of Darwin's Theory of Evolution, are part of a province of Ecuador. ... more...

  • Jungle Capitalistsby Peter Chapman

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 12.46

    In this powerful and gripping book, Peter Chapman shows how the pioneering example of the banana importer United Fruit set the precedent for the institutionalized greed of today?s multinational companies. From the business?s 19th Century beginnings in the jungles of Costa Rica, via the mass-marketing of the banana as the original fast food, United... more...

  • Smokescreenby Robert Sabbag

    Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 8.99

    With his drug-smuggling documentary short on financing, moving marijuana seemed the obvious way for cinematographer Allen Long to raise the necessary cash. Millions of dollars later the film had not been made, but Long's own life as a pioneering pot smuggler had played out like a Hollywood movie? seat-of-the-pants flights in a decrepit DC3 into the... more...

  • Guiana and the Shadows of Empireby Joshua R. Hyles

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    This text is the first in many years to address the histories and cultures of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana in a single regional volume, exploring their colorful pasts and explaining the vast cultural differences among the three. Students of Caribbean history, Latin American history, colonialism and imperialism, and the history of slavery will... more...

  • The Gaucho Juan Moreiraby Eduardo Gutierrez; John Charles Chasteen; William G. Acree

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 11.50

    Argentinian writer Eduardo Gutiérrez (1851-1889) fashioned his seminal gauchesque novel from the prison records of the real Juan Moreira, a noble outlaw whose life and name became legendary in the Río de la Plata during the late 19th century. John Chasteen's fast-moving, streamlined translation--the first ever into English--captures all of the... more...

  • Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentinaby Raanan Rein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    If you attend a soccer match in Buenos Aires of the local Atlanta Athletic Club, you will likely hear the rival teams chanting anti-Semitic slogans. This is because the neighborhood of Villa Crespo has long been considered a Jewish district, and its soccer team, Club Atlético Atlanta , has served as an avenue of integration into Argentine culture.... more...

  • Myth-Busting Columbusby Kelly Bakshi

    Guardian Angel Publishing 2014; US$ 5.00

    Columbus convinced royals to fund his voyage; he forged new water routes and introduced Europe to a new world. He also lied to his crew, murdered and enslaved Native Americans and never realized where in the world he actually was. You decide, is he a hero or a villain? more...

  • Viajes por Europaby José Enrique Rodó

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Antes de morir, Rodó (1871-1917) pudo visitar Europa. Estuvo en Portugal y se interesó en las relaciones de ese país con Hispanoamérica, estuvo en España y alabó la laboriosidad catalana. Sin embargo, su destino principal fue Italia pues quería verificar sobre el terreno que los mensajes de sus célebres libros americanistas marcaban la pertenencia... more...

  • The Way Aroundby David Good

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    Rooted in two vastly different cultures, a young man struggles to understand himself, find his place in the world, and reconnect with his mother?and her remote tribe in the deepest jungles of the Amazon rainforest?in this powerful memoir that combines adventure, history, and anthropology. ?My Yanomami family called me by name. Anyopo-we. What it... more...