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  • War of Shadowsby W. Stanley Moss

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    A new edition of the sequel to the phenomenally successful Ill Met by Moonlight. Few escapades of the Second World War have captured the public?s imagination more than the successful abduction of German General Kreipe from enemy-occupied Crete in 1944. It was an operation instigated and daringly executed by two British SOE officers—Patrick Leigh Fermor... more...

  • Weaving a Futureby Elayne Zorn

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 26.00

     The people of Taquile Island on the Peruvian side of beautiful Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the Americas, are renowned for the hand-woven textiles that they both wear and sell to outsiders. One thousand seven hundred Quechua-speaking peasant farmers, who depend on potatoes and the fish from the lake, host the forty thousand... more...

  • Before the Shining Pathby Jaymie Heilman

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    This book examines the vibrant twentieth-century political history of rural Ayacucho, the region where Shining Path militants launched a bloody armed struggle in 1980. more...

  • Bourbon Peru 1750-1824by John R. Fisher

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    By considering Bourbon Peru in a chronological framework which begins at mid-century rather than 1700, this book focuses the reader’s attention on the key issue of the relationship between colonial reform in the late eighteenth century and the creation of an independent Peruvian state in the 1820s. Fisher sets out some uncluttered responses to... more...

  • Callachacaby Susan A. Niles

    University of Iowa Press 1987; US$ 29.95

    Inca constructions, designed to conform to a state aesthetic, reveal the worldview of these masters of social and architectural engineering. In her meticulous analysis of Callachaca?the fifteenth-century estate of the royal Amaro Topa Inca and his retainers near the ancient capital of Cuzco?Susan Niles shows us that the physical order seen in this... more...

  • Cat Islandby John Cuevas

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Just off the coast of the Gulf Islands National Seashore lies Cat Island, an isolated, T-shaped sliver of sand with a remarkable past. A coveted hiding place for Jean Lafitte's pirate treasure in the late eighteenth century and illegal booze during Prohibition, Cat Island also witnessed the first shots of the Battle of New Orleans, an encampment... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Peruby Cesar Ferreira; Eduardo Dargent-Chamot

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 64.00

    The breadth of Peru's culture from pre-Columbian times to today is surveyed in this one-stop reference. Modern Peru emerges as an ethnically divided nation progressing toward social integration of its heavily Indian and Hispanic population. Ferreira and Dargent, native Peruvians, illustrate how the diverse geography of the country?the Andes, coast,... more...

  • Frontier Life in Ancient Peruby Melissa A Vogel

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    Melissa Vogel's Frontier Life in Ancient Peru offers a new perspective on ancient Peruvian life and geopolitics during a pivotal period of Andean cultural transformation between AD 900 and AD 1300. more...