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  • 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...

  • Guiana and the Shadows of Empireby Joshua R. Hyles

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 82.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Angels With Dirty Facesby Jonathan Wilson

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    The definitive history of Argentinian football from the award-winning author of Inverting the Pyramid Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Román Riquelme, Sergio Agüero, Lionel Messi ... Argentina is responsible for some of the greatest footballers on the planet. Their rich, volatile history is made up of both the sublime and the ruthlessly... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, Belén, Santa Maria, Humahauca, Tobas, Matacos, Araucanos, and many other sources.... more...

  • Resource Extraction and Protest in Peruby Moises Arce

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Natural resource extraction has fueled protest movements in Latin America and existing research has drawn considerable scholarly attention to the politics of antimarket contention at the national level, particularly in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Argentina. Despite its residents reporting the third-highest level of protest participation in the region, Peru... more...