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South America

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  • The Footloose Americanby Brian Kevin

    Crown/Archetype 2014; US$ 16.00

    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 Country of Footballby Roger Kittleson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and the Brazilian national team is beloved around the planet for its beautiful playing style, the jogo bonito . With the most successful national soccer team in the history of the World Cup, Brazil is the only country to have played in every competition and the winner of more championships than any other nation.... more...

  • 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$ 17.00

    “A thoughtfully observed travel memoir and history as richly detailed as it is deeply felt” ( Kirkus Reviews ) of South America, from Butch Cassidy to Che Guevara to cocaine king Pablo Escobar to Charles Darwin, all set in the Andes Mountains. The Andes Mountains are the world’s longest mountain chain, linking most of the countries in South America.... more...

  • The 33by Héctor Tobar

    Picador 2015; US$ 11.20

    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...

  • 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...

  • Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Powerby Colin A. Palmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Colin Palmer, one of the foremost chroniclers of twentieth-century British and U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean, here tells the story of British Guiana's struggle for independence. At the center of the story is Cheddi Jagan, who was the colony's first premier following the institution of universal adult suffrage in 1953. Informed by the first use... more...