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  • The Footloose Americanby Brian Kevin

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.99

    An adventure-filled and thought-provoking travelogue along Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten route through South America In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson completed a yearlong journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for an upstart paper called the National Observer . It was here, on the front lines of the Cold War,... more...

  • The Guaraní and Their Missionsby Julia Sarreal

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    The thirty Guaraní missions of the Río de la Plata were the largest and most prosperous of all the Catholic missions established throughout the frontier regions of the Americas to convert, acculturate, and incorporate indigenous peoples and their lands into the Spanish and Portuguese empires. But between 1768 and 1800, the mission population fell... more...

  • Amazonian Routesby Heather Roller

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    This book reconstructs the world of eighteenth-century Amazonia to argue that indigenous mobility did not undermine settlement or community. In doing so, it revises longstanding views of native Amazonians as perpetual wanderers, lacking attachment to place and likely to flee at the slightest provocation. Instead, native Amazonians used traditional... more...

  • Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic Worldby James H. Sweet

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 56.50

    Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World more...

  • The Age of Youth in Argentinaby Valeria Manzano

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Age of Youth in Argentina: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality from Perón to Videla more...

  • The Story of Che Guevaraby Lucia Alvarez de Toledo

    Quercus 2013; US$ 22.99

    Che Guevara is something of a symbol in the West, a representative of Sixties counterculture and the face adorning the T-shirts of a million student radicals. But in the rest of the world he is something else: a charismatic revolutionary who redrew the political map of Latin America and gave hope to those resisting colonialism everywhere. Lucia Alvarez... more...

  • Feeding on Dreamsby Ariel Dorfman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.95

    Acclaimed author and human-rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivers a memoir excavating, for the first time, his profound and provocative journey through revolution and exile. more...

  • Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Centuryby Richard Stahler-Sholk; Harry E. Vanden; Glen David Kuecker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 38.99

    This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Specialists in a broad range of disciplines present original research from a variety of case studies in a student-friendly format. Part introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting... more...

  • Impasse in Boliviaby Benjamin H. Kohl; Linda C. Farthing

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 32.95

    Bolivia has experienced two decades of unprecedented popular resistance to the consequences of neoliberal policies, resulting in the resignation and flight of its president in October 2003. This unusual book uncovers the reasons and processes behind the rising opposition - mirrored in country after country in Latin America - to this currently fashionable,... more...

  • The Catholic Churchby Hans Kung

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    In this extraordinary book, the renowned Hans Kung chronicles the Roman Catholic Church?s role as a world power throughout history. He examines great schisms ? between East and West, Catholicism and Protestantism ? the evolving role of the papacy and the stories of the great reforming popes; and the expansion of a global Church infrastructure. The... more...