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  • Oblivionby Héctor Abad; Anne McLean; Rosalind Harvey

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 15.99

    Oblivion is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written memorial to the author's father, Héctor Abad Gómez, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his murder by paramilitaries in 1987. Twenty years in the writing, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life during one of the darkest periods... more...

  • Surviving Dictatorshipby Jacqueline Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Written as a book for undergraduate students as well as scholars, Surviving Dictatorship is a work of visual sociology and oral history, and a case study that communicates the lived experience of poverty, repression, and resistance in an authoritarian society: Pinochet?s Chile. It focuses on shantytown women, examining how they join groups to... more...

  • Turn Right at Machu Picchuby Mark Adams

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    What happens when an adventure travel expert-who's never actually done anything adventurous-tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? July 24, 1911, was a day for the history books. For on that rainy morning, the young Yale professor Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and encountered an ancient city in... more...

  • Colonial Legaciesby Jeremy Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    More than other Atlantic societies, Latin America is shackled to its past. This collection is an exploration of the binding historical legacies--the making of slavery, patrimonial absolutist states, backward agriculture and the imprint of the Enlightenment--with which Latin America continues to grapple. Leading writers and scholars reflect on how... more...

  • Antologíaby Alberto Adriani; Alberto Adriani

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Alberto Adriani Mazzei earned his doctorate in economics and social sciences in Geneva.  He worked for the magazine Venezuelan Culture and the Bulletin of the Chamber of Commerce of Caracas. more...

  • Something Fierceby Carmen Aguirre

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 14.95

    ? Winner of Canada Reads 2012 ? Nominated for the Charles Taylor prize and the BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction On September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet led a violent coup that removed Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist president of Chile, from office. Thousands were arrested, tortured and killed under the repressive... more...

  • Lima Barretoby Lamonte Aidoo; Daniel F. Silva; Earl E. Fitz; Renata R. M. Wasserman; Nelson H. Vieira; Lilia Moritz Schwarcz; Emanuelle K. F. Oliveira; Paulo da-Luz-Moreira; Vivaldo A. Santos; Robert Anderson; Luiz Fernando Valente; Mário Higa; Marc A. Hertzman; Talia Gúzman-González

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99

    This is the first volume of critical essays in English on the much-studied Lima Barreto. Each chapter explores not only his life and vast body of work but also the historical and societal conditions in which his literary voice emerged. more...

  • Obras políticasby Juan Bautista Alberdi

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Obras políticas La gran preocupación que manifiesta Juan Bautista Alberdi, a través de sus ensayos políticos, fue la limitación y el control del poder. Convencido que "un país libre no puede decir que ejerce su libertad, sino cuando conserva y retiene en sus manos el gobierno de su gobierno"; diseñó un proyecto de organización política donde... more...

  • Terms of Inclusionby Paulina L. Alberto

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil more...

  • Vida del general Sucreby Domingo de Alcalá

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    In 1850, 20 years after the murder of Antonio José de Sucre, and 20 years after he was the undisputed patriotic leader during the battle of Ayacucho, which ended Spanish power in America and with it a lengthy period of continental war, some malicious anonymous contributor to the newspaper El Comercio de Lima questioned the man?s merits and the facts... more...