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South America

  • We Sell Drugsby Suzanna Reiss

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This history of US-led international drug control provides new perspectives on the economic, ideological, and political foundations of a Cold War American empire. US officials assumed the helm of international drug control after World War II at a moment of unprecedented geopolitical influence embodied in the growing economic clout of its pharmaceutical... more...

  • Amazonian Routesby Heather Roller

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    This book reconstructs the world of eighteenth-century Amazonia to argue that indigenous mobility did not undermine settlement or community. In doing so, it revises longstanding views of native Amazonians as perpetual wanderers, lacking attachment to place and likely to flee at the slightest provocation. Instead, native Amazonians used traditional... more...

  • Colombia and World War Iby Jane M. Rausch

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book offers an overview of the foreign and domestic policies of the administrations of José Vicente Concha (1914 ? 1918) and Marco Fidel Suarez (1918 ? 1923). It reveals that despite Colombia?s neutrality, World War I had a significant impact on the economic and political development of the country during the first half of an era often referred... more...

  • The Guaraní and Their Missionsby Julia Sarreal

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    The thirty Guaraní missions of the Río de la Plata were the largest and most prosperous of all the Catholic missions established throughout the frontier regions of the Americas to convert, acculturate, and incorporate indigenous peoples and their lands into the Spanish and Portuguese empires. But between 1768 and 1800, the mission population fell... more...

  • Brazilby Neill Lochery

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    In 1939, Brazil seemed a world away from the chaos overtaking Europe. Yet despite its bucolic reputation as a distant land of palm trees and pristine beaches, Brazil?s natural resources and proximity to the United States made it strategically invaluable to both the Allies and the Axis alike. As acclaimed historian Neill Lochery reveals in The Fortunes... more...

  • The New Brazilby Raúl Zibechi; Ramor Ryan

    AK Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Meet the new boss. A guide to shifting political and economic forces in an emerging world power. more...

  • The Footloose Americanby Brian Kevin

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Futebol Nationby David Goldblatt

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    No nation is as closely identified with the game of soccer as Brazil. For over a century, Brazil?s people, politicians, and poets have found in soccer the finest expression of the nation?s collective potential. Since the team?s dazzling performance in 1938 at the World Cup in France, Brazilian soccer has been revered as an otherworldly blend of the... more...

  • Brazil's Dance with the Devilby Dave Zirin

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    The leading US commentator on the politics of sports explores the coming World Cup and beyond. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of South American Cinemaby Peter H. Rist

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99

    The Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema covers the history of South American Cinema through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios and genres. This book is an excellent... more...