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  • 1915: The Death of Innocenceby Lyn MacDonald

    Penguin Books Ltd 1997; Not Available

    Over two decades' research puts Lyn Macdonald among the greatest popular chroniclers of the First World War. In 1915: The Death of Innocence , from the poignant memories of participants, she has once again created an unforgettable slice of military history. By the end of 1914, the battered British forces were bogged down, yet hopeful that promised... more...

  • The 33by Jonathan Franklin

    Transworld 2011; US$ 10.17

    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... more...

  • 33 Menby Jonathan Franklin

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95

    Award-winning journalist Jonathan Franklin chronicles the harrowing account of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for fourteen weeks in the fall of 2010. Franklin, with his renowned eye for detail and dialogue, captures the remarkable story of these men to reveal to the world how they used their native talents to survive against... more...

  • The Abolition of Slavery in Brazilby David Baronov

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 168.00

    The persistence of a raced-based division of labor has been a compelling reality in all former slave societies in the Americas. One can trace this to nineteenth-century abolition movements across the Americas which did not lead to (and were not intended to result in) a transition from race-based slave labor to race-neutral wage labor for former slaves.... more...

  • The Accidental President of Brazilby Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 14.95

    What is it like to govern one of the world's most notoriously ungovernable, most vibrant countries? Brazil's former president offers a candid, wry, illuminating view. more...

  • Addicted to Failureby Brian Loveman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 38.99

    This perceptive book critically explores why the United States continues to pursue failed policies in Latin America. Leading scholars explain how policies intended to promote the rule of law instead generate corruption and institutional crisis, why policies seeking to promote democratization and stabilization instead generate populist authoritarianism... more...

  • After Pinochetby Silvia Borzutzky; Lois H Oppenheimer

    UPF 2002; US$ 44.95

    With the accession of Ricardo Lagos to the presidency in 2000, Chile's Concertacion coalition drew together the country's two major historical antagonists, the Socialists and the Christian Democrats. Borzutzky and Oppenheim bring together American and Chilean scholars to provide the first overall assessment of this coalition's history and... more...

  • The Agrarian Question and the Peasant Movement in Colombiaby Leon Zamosc

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 55.00

    A history of the peasant movement ANUC and its land struggles. more...

  • The Alienist and Other Stories of Nineteenth-Century Brazilby Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis; John Charles Chasteen

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 11.95

    Accompanied by a thorough introduction to "Brazil's Machado, Machado's Brazil", these vibrant new translations of eight of Machado de Assis's best-known short stories bring nineteenth-century Brazilian society and culture to life for modern readers. more...

  • Allies at Oddsby John Charles

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Explores the vital, often conflictive role indigenous agents played in the creation of Andean Christian society. more...