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  • Peruvian Traditionsby Ricardo Palma; Christopher Conway; Helen Lane

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Peruvian author Ricardo Palma (1838-1919) was one of the most popular and imitated writers in Latin America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As head of the National Library in Lima, Palma had access to a rich source of historical books and manuscripts. His historical miscellanies, which he called "traditions," are witty anecdotes... more...

  • Andean Tragedyby William F. Sater

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 60.00

    The year 1879 marked the beginning of one of the longest, bloodiest conflicts of nineteenth-century Latin America. The War of the Pacific pitted Peru and Bolivia against Chile in a struggle initiated over a festering border dispute. The conflict saw Chile’s and Peru’s armored warships vying for control of sea lanes and included one of the first examples... more...

  • The Last Days of the Incasby Kim MacQuarrie

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 18.00

    The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers. In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four... more...

  • History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peruby Titu Cusi Yupangui; Catherine Julien

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 16.95

    Catherine Julien's new translation of Titu Cusi Yupangui's Relasçion de como los Españoles Entraron en el Peru —an account of the Spanish conquest of Peru by the last indigenous ruler of the Inca empire—features student-oriented annotation, facing-page Spanish, and an Introduction that sets this remarkably rich source in its cultural, historical, and... more...

  • Adventure Guide to Peruby Nicholas Gill

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 15.00

    We have the only all-color guide and the most extensive one to Peru. Larger than Spain, France and Germany combined, Peru offers astonishing variety in its landscape, from the endless desert coastline, to the cool mountain waters of Lake Titicaca, the glaciered pinnacles of the Andes or the rainforests filled with wildlife. The author shows how to... more...

  • Postmemories of Terrorby Susana Kaiser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    Postmemories of Terror focuses on how young Argentineans remember the traumatic events of the military dictatorship (1976-83). This fascinating work is based on oral histories with sixty-three young people who were too young to be directly victimized or politically active during this period. All were born during or after the terror and possessed... more...

  • Rio & the Best of Brazil Aliveby Arnold Greenberg; Harriet Greenberg

    Hunter Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    A 420-page travel guide with color photos and maps throughout more...

  • Vargas and Brazilby Jens R. Hentschke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    This book unites scholars from Brazil, the U.S., and Europe who draw on a close re-reading of the literature and hitherto unavailable or unused primary sources to shed new light on the political changes and cultural representations of Vargas?s regimes, thereby exploring why he meant so different things to different people. more...

  • Facundoby Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 34.95

    A classic work of Latin American literature, Domingo Sarmiento’s Facundo has become an integral part of the history, politics, and culture of Latin America since its first publication in 1845. Partially translated into English when it was first published, this foundational text appears here for the first time in its entirety. An educator and writer,... more...

  • Travel Orlando, Floridaby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 4.99

    An illustrated travel guide and maps. Indulge Yourself with a personal tour guide on Your PDA. FREE General Information and a map in the trial version. Fully illustrated. Historical overviews. Interesting facts. City Attractions. Landmark and Street maps, Metro map, and more. Museums address, telephone, hours and admission information. The guide is... more...