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  • Life and Death in the Andesby Kim MacQuarrie

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 32.50

    Unique portraits of legendary characters along South America?s mountain spine, from Charles Darwin to the present day, told by a master traveler and observer. The Andes Mountains are the world?s longest mountain chain, linking most of the countries in South America. Emmy Award?winning filmmaker and author Kim MacQuarrie takes us on a historical journey... more...

  • The 33by Héctor Tobar

    Picador 2015; US$ 12.00

    Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Antonio Banderas Includes New Material Exclusive to the Paperback A Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award A Finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Selected for NPR's Morning Edition Book Club When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó,... more...

  • The Chaco War 1932-35by Alejandro de Quesada

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.95

    The Chaco War was massive territorial war between Bolivia and Paraguay, which cost almost a 100,000 lives. An old fashioned territorial dispute, the contested area was the Gran Chaco Boreal, a 100,000-square mile region of swamp, jungle and pampas with isolated fortified towns. The wilderness terrain made operations difficult and costly as the war... more...

  • El laberinto de la choledadby Guillermo Nugent

    Editorial UPC 2015; US$ 8.00

    Esta segunda edición incluye dos ensayos que complementan el planteamiento inicial. En el primero, a propósito de un cuento de Julio Ramón Ribeyro, el autor discute qué significa ser auténtico en un mundo público fuertemente jerarquizado. El segundo intenta ordenar tres perspectivas de los debates públicos durante los años más estremecedores de la... more...

  • Dragon in the Tropicsby Javier Corrales; Michael Penfold

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Since he was first elected in 1999, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías has reshaped a frail but nonetheless pluralistic democracy into a semi-authoritarian regimean outcome achieved with spectacularly high oil income and widespread electoral support. This eye-opening book illuminates one of the most sweeping and unexpected political transformations... more...

  • Terms of Inclusionby Paulina L. Alberto

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    In this history of black thought and racial activism in twentieth-century Brazil, Paulina Alberto demonstrates that black intellectuals, and not just elite white Brazilians, shaped discourses about race relations and the cultural and political terms of inclusion in their modern nation. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including the prolific black... more...

  • The Age of Youth in Argentinaby Valeria Manzano

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This social and cultural history of Argentina's "long sixties" argues that the nation's younger generation was at the epicenter of a public struggle over democracy, authoritarianism, and revolution from the mid-twentieth century through the ruthless military dictatorship that seized power in 1976. Valeria Manzano demonstrates how, during this period,... more...

  • Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondageby Sherwin K. Bryant

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    In this pioneering study of slavery in colonial Ecuador and southern Colombia--Spain's Kingdom of Quito--Sherwin Bryant argues that the most fundamental dimension of slavery was governance and the extension of imperial power. Bryant shows that enslaved black captives were foundational to sixteenth-century royal claims on the Americas and elemental... more...

  • The Work of Recognitionby Jason McGraw

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book tells the compelling story of postemancipation Colombia, from the liberation of the slaves in the 1850s through the country's first general labor strikes in the 1910s. As Jason McGraw demonstrates, ending slavery fostered a new sense of citizenship, one shaped both by a model of universal rights and by the particular freedom struggles of... more...

  • Brazil's Living Museumby Anadelia A. Romo

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia has built its economy around attracting international tourists to what is billed as the locus of Afro-Brazilian culture and the epicenter of Brazilian racial harmony. Yet this inclusive ideal has a complicated past. Chronicling the discourse among intellectuals and state officials during the period from the abolition... more...