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  • The Nanny and the Icebergby Ariel Dorfman

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Conceived the night of Che Guevara’s burial in 1967, Gabriel McKenzie is inextricably bound up in the history and politics of his native Chile. Twenty-four years on, and still a virgin, Gabriel returns from Manhattan exile to confront his legacy: a Don Juan father and a country preparing for the five-hundredth anniversary of America’s "discovery."... more...

  • Masters of Warby Clara Nieto; Chris Brandt; Howard Zinn

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    In Masters of War, Clara Nieto adeptly presents the parallel histories of the countries of Latin America, histories that are intertwined, each reflecting the United States? "coherent policy of intervention" set into motion by the Monroe Doctrine. As the value of this continued policy comes increasingly into question, Nieto argues for the need to evaluate... more...

  • Fidelby Nestor Kohan; Nahuel Scherma; Elise Buchman; Miracle Jones

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    In the United States, ninety miles from Cuban shores, tempers flare on the subject of Fidel Castro: some say he is a liberator, some say a dictator. In Fidel, Nestor Kohan and Nahuel Scherma present one of the towering figures of the twentieth-century as he is seen by Latin Americans: as the leader who, for over fifty years, has stood up to the greatest... more...

  • The Hold Life Hasby Catherine J. Allen

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 21.95

    This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity... more...

  • Traveling with Che Guevaraby Alberto Granado; Lucia Alvarez de Toledo

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Published for the first time in the U.S.?one of the two diaries on which the movie The Motorcycle Diaries is based?the moving and at times hilarious account of Che Guevara and Alberto Granado's eight-month tour of South America in 1952. In 1952 Alberto Granado, a young doctor, and his friend Ernesto Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student from... more...

  • The Falklands 1982by Gregory Barnes; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    On the night of 1-2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led by Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its move against the Falkland Islands. On 3 April British Prime Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher faced an appalled and furious House of Commons to announce that Argentine armed forces had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the men of Royal Marine... more...

  • Latin Americaby Leslie Bethell

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 33.00

    Latin America: Economy and Society since 1930 provides a complete survey of the Latin American economies since 1930. more...

  • Taxation and Society in Twentieth-Century Argentinaby José Antonio Sánchez Román

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book provides a historical narrative of the Argentine tax system in the twentieth century. It argues that the failure to build permanent trust between the state and the civil society and the unraveling of confidence within Argentine society itself account for the collapse of the progressive tax system. more...

  • Populism in Latin Americaby Michael L. Conniff; Kenneth Roberts; Jorge Basurto; Michael L. Conniff; Paul W. Drake; Steve Ellner; Joel Horowitz; William Francis Robinson; Ximena Sosa-Buchholz; Steve Stein; Kurt Weyland

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This updated edition of Populism in Latin America discusses new developments in populism as a political phenomenon and the emergence of new populist political figures in Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela in particular.  ... more...

  • Brazilby Michael Palin

    Orion 2012; US$ 18.78

    Michael Palin, the No.1 bestselling author, explores an exotic country that is now a global superpower. The only companion you need during the World Cup. more...