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  • Dancing with the Devil in the City of Godby Juliana Barbassa

    Touchstone 2015; US$ 16.00

    From prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa comes a deeply reported and beautifully written account of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro as it struggles with poverty and corruption on the brink of the 2016 Olympic Games. Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twenty-one... more...

  • 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$ 16.99

    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...

  • Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentinaby Rebekah E. Pite

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Dona Petrona C. de Gandulfo (c. 1896-1992) reigned as Argentina's preeminent domestic and culinary expert from the 1930s through the 1980s. An enduring culinary icon thanks to her magazine columns, radio programs, and television shows, she was likely second only to Eva Peron in terms of the fame she enjoyed and the adulation she received. Her cookbook... more...

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

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Between 1730 and 1750, Domingos Alvares traversed the colonial Atlantic world like few Africans of his time--from Africa to South America to Europe. By tracing the steps of this powerful African healer and vodun priest, James Sweet finds dramatic means for unfolding a history of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world in which healing, religion, kinship,... more...

  • Gendered Compromisesby Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    With this book, Karin Rosemblatt presents a gendered history of the politics and political compromise that emerged in Chile during the 1930s and 1940s, when reformist popular-front coalitions held power. While other scholars have focused on the economic realignments and novel political pacts that characterized Chilean politics during this era, Rosemblatt... more...

  • Children of the Father Kingby Bianca Premo

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    In a pioneering study of childhood in colonial Spanish America, Bianca Premo examines the lives of youths in the homes, schools, and institutions of the capital city of Lima, Peru. Situating these young lives within the framework of law and intellectual history from 1650 to 1820, Premo brings to light the colonial politics of childhood and challenges... more...