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South America

  • Pebble Islandby Jon Cooksey; Francis Mackay

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.56

    This is the story of the SAS raid on Pebble Island during the Falklands War. In atrocious weather, 48 men of 22 SAS Regiment were landed by Sea King Helicopter on the Island. Their task was to destroy the 11 enemy aircraft located at the Airstrip on the Island and neutralize the Argentinean force posted there to guard it. The raid was successful... more...

  • The Oligarchy and the Old Regime in Latin America, 1880-1970by Dennis Gilbert

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 28.99

    Dennis Gilbert provides a systematic comparative history of the rise and ultimate demise of the oligarchies that dominated Latin America for nearly a century. Focusing on five key countries, he tells the compelling story of the sugar planters, coffee growers, cattle barons, miners, and bankers who grew rich in a rapidly expanding global economy.... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Chileby Salvatore Bizzarro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 224.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Chili contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and... more...

  • Spanish Dollars and Sister Republicsby Tatiana Seijas; Jake Frederick

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 28.99

    Tracing the history of the new nations of Mexico and the United States, Seijas and Frederick show how the creation of U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos paralleled these countries? efforts to establish enduring political and economic systems, clearly illustrating why these nations closed the nineteenth century on very different historical trajectories.... more...

  • José Artigas and the Federal League in Uruguay?s War of Independence (1810?1820)by William H. Katra

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 94.99

    This book studies the thought and actions of José Gervasio Artigas, his military victories over the Spanish, and then his successful defense of provincial autonomy before the imperialist ambitions of Buenos Aires, account for his prominence in the Banda Oriental, and the four adjoining provinces of today?s Argentina. more...

  • ¡Viven!by Piers Paul Read

    Open Road Español 2017; US$ 14.99

    Bestseller #1 de The New York Times : La verdadera historia de un equipo de rugby que recurre a lo inimaginable cuando su avión se estrella en los Andes. Reinaba el buen ánimo cuando el Fairchild F-227 despegó desde Mendoza, Argentina, con rumbo a Santiago, Chile. Había cuarenta y cinco pasajeros a bordo, entre ellos un equipo de rugby amateur... more...

  • Sexual Violence in the Argentinean Crimes against Humanity Trialsby Cecilia Macón

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    The book highlights the experience of testifying in cases of sexual violence in the Argentinian crimes against humanity trials. Macón argues that affect in the experiences of women who did and did not testify is a useful tool in order to analyze sexual violence issues from a thought-provoking and heterodox perspective. more...

  • Indigeneity and Decolonization in the Bolivian Andesby Anders Burman

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99

    This book explores how Evo Morales?s victory in the 2005 Bolivian presidential elections led to indigeneity as the core of decolonization politics. Burman analyzes how indigenous Aymara ritual specialists are essential in representing this indigeneity in official state ceremony and in legitimizing the president?s role as ?the indigenous president.?... more...

  • Brazil and Canadaby Rosana Barbosa

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book synthesizes the relationship between Brazil and Canada to uncover a neglected history. Relying mostly on primary sources, this study is the first synthetic treatment of this relationship; it builds on the limited historiography that does exist and opens up new interpretive channels that can be explored in the future. more...

  • While the City Sleepsby Lila Caimari

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    While the City Sleeps  is an extraordinary work of scholarship from one of Argentina?s leading historians of modern Buenos Aires society and culture. In the late nineteenth century, the city saw a massive population boom and large-scale urban development. With these changes came rampant crime, a chaotic environment in the streets, and intense class... more...