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  • Colombia before Independenceby Anthony McFarlane

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    This book describes and analyses economic and political developments in Colombia during the final century of Spanish rule. more...

  • Revolution!by Nikolas Kozloff

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    An inside look into the populist wave sweeping our neighbors to the south--and what it means for the U.S. more...

  • The Heart That Bleedsby Alma Guillermoprieto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • A Natural History of the New Worldby Alan Graham

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    The paleoecological history of the Americas is as complex as the region is broad: stretching from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, the New World features some of the most extraordinary vegetation on the planet. But until now it has lacked a complete natural history. Alan Graham remedies that with A Natural History of the New World . With plants... more...

  • The 33by Jonathan Franklin

    Transworld 2011; US$ 12.68

    On 12 October 2010 the world's attention was fixed on a remote copper mine in the Atacama desert in Chile. Final preparations were underway for a daring rescue to bring to an end the longest underground entrapment in human history. 69 days earlier, 33 men were midway through a routine shift, deep in the San Jose mine. They stopped for lunch at the... more...

  • Democracy, Citizenship and Youthby Itamar Silva; Anna Luiza Salles Souto

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    What is the place of young people in society today? This book presents a searching and comprehensive picture of youth, demonstrating both its diversity and singularity, and helping to dispel many of the myths, discriminations, stigmas and prejudices attached to this segment of society._x000D_Drawing on a vast empirical research exercise including... more...

  • Viva South America!by Oliver Balch

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.99

    Sim?n Bol?var once inspired a continent to rise from serfdom and throw off the shackles of Spanish rule. Viva South America! sets out to discover if the dream of Sim?n Bol?var - for independence, freedom and equality - lives on in modern South America. Armed with a reporter's notebook and an open mind, Oliver Balch hits the road in search of answers.... more...

  • 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...

  • Sweet Moneyby Ernesto Mallo; Katherine Silver

    Bitter Lemon Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Argentina, the dictators are on trial, but corruption and violence are still rampant. A crime novel by a former guerrillero. more...