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  • 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 Southern Tigerby Ricardo Lagos; Bill Clinton; Blake Hounshell; Elizabeth Dickinson

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos provides a fascinating glimpse inside his country's meteoric rise on the world stage. A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty War, Ricardo Lagos burst onto the national stage in 1988 when he gave a speech denouncing the dictator, the first of its kind. Revolution... 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 a... 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$ 36.00

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

  • Die koloniale Karibikby Gesine Müller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    This analysis of the kaleidoscopic world of the 19th-century Caribbean and the literary and cultural transfers that took place during thattime offers completely new insights into early processes of cultural globalization. Racist discourses, established models of ?white? abolitionists, the politics of memory, and the previously ignored... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Brazilby Michael Palin

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.56

    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. Brazil is one of the four new global super powers with its vast natural resources and burgeoning industries. Half a continent in size and a potent mix of races, religions and cultures, of... more...