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South America

  • The Tango Machineby Morgan James Luker

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    In Argentina, tango isn?t just the national music?it?s a national brand. But ask any contemporary Argentine if they ever really listen to it and chances are the answer is no: tango hasn?t been popular for more than fifty years. In this book, Morgan James Luker explores that odd paradox by tracing the many ways Argentina draws upon tango as a resource... more...

  • Aliveby Piers Paul Read

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The #1 New York Times bestseller and the true story behind the film: A rugby team resorts to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes. Spirits were high when the Fairchild F-227 took off from Mendoza, Argentina, and headed for Santiago, Chile. On board were forty-five people, including an amateur rugby team from Uruguay and their friends... more...

  • Brazilian-African Diaspora in Ghanaby Kwame Essien

    Michigan State University Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    Brazilian-African Diaspora in Ghana is a fresh approach, challenging both pre-existing and established notions of the African Diaspora by engaging new regions, conceptualizations, and articulations that move the field forward. This book examines the untold story of freed slaves from Brazil who thrived socially, culturally, and economically despite... more...

  • The Pinochet Generationby John R. Bawden; John R. Bawden

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Chilean soldiers in the twentieth century appear in most historical accounts, if they appear at all, as decontextualized figures or simply as a single man: Augusto Pinochet. In his incisive study The Pinochet Generation: The Chilean Military in the Twentieth Century , John R. Bawden provides compelling new insights into the era and posits that Pinochet... more...

  • The Rarified Air of the Modernby Willie Hiatt

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This book examines technology, modern identity, and history-making in Peru through the country's relationship with aviation. more...

  • Paisanosby Tim Fanning

    Gill Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Paisanos tells the epic story of the forgotten Irish men and women who changed the face of Latin America forever from armed revolutionaries like Bernardo O?Higgins and James Rooke to trailblazing women like Eliza Lynch and Camila O?Gorman. more...

  • El Olivo en el Perúby Luis Alberto Kouri Bumachar

    Luis Alberto Kouri 2016; US$ 19.90

    "El Olivo en el Perú - Una especie milenaria con auspicioso futuro".Un libro donde su autor comparte su pasión por esta extraordinaria planta, así como por el fino aceite que de ella se obtiene y la floreciente producción en el Perú. Experiencias gastronómicas, viajes, catas e investigación se combinan en esta extraordinaria publicación. Libro ganador... more...

  • Inca Garcilaso and Contemporary World-Makingby Sara Castro-Klarén; Christian Fernández

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    This edited volume offers new perspectives from leading scholars on the important work of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539?1616), one of the first Latin American writers to present an intellectual analysis of pre-Columbian history and culture and the ensuing colonial period. To the contributors, Inca Garcilaso?s Royal Commentaries of the Incas presented... more...

  • Chile: The Other September 11by Ariel Dorfman; Salvador Allende; Fidel Castro; Pilar Aguilera; Ricardo Fredes

    Ocean Press 2016; US$ 11.95

    A new edition of a unique Ocean classic anthology commemorating another day of terror and tragedy. more...

  • Angels With Dirty Facesby Jonathan Wilson

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    The definitive history of Argentinian football from the award-winning author of Inverting the Pyramid Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Román Riquelme, Sergio Agüero, Lionel Messi ... Argentina is responsible for some of the greatest footballers on the planet. Their rich, volatile history is made up of both the sublime and the ruthlessly... more...