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  • Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?by Molly Ivins

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest?and hilarious.  Our toughest, funniest, and savviest columnist delivers the goods on: -Texas politics: "Well, our attorney general is under indictment.  He ran as 'the people's lawyer'; now we call... more...

  • Drug War Mexicoby Peter Watt; Roberto Zepeda

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Mexico is in crisis. During the neoliberal era, narcotrafficking has flourished to become one of the country’s biggest sources of revenue, as well as its most violent, with over 12,000 drug-related executions in 2011 alone. This insightful, controversial book throws new light on the situation, contending that the ‘war on drugs’ in Mexico... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Latin Americaby William H. Beezley; Judith Ewell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 31.99

    SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles, covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books are now presented in The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America. From the turbulent struggles for independence in the 1800s to the profound... more...

  • Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000by George Reid Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.93

    While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...

  • Golden Haze of Memoryby Stephanie Yuhl

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    Charleston, South Carolina, today enjoys a reputation as a destination city for cultural and heritage tourism. In A Golden Haze of Memory , Stephanie E. Yuhl looks back to the crucial period between 1920 and 1940, when local leaders developed Charleston's trademark image as "America's Most Historic City." Eager to assert the national value of their... more...

  • Fidel Castroby Nick Caistor

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    Fidel Castro had ruled the island of Cuba for fifty-two years when ill health forced him to step down in 2008. Over the course of that time, he changed Cuba from a republic to a communist state and became one of the most divisive leaders in the second half of the twentieth century. For some, he is a champion of humanitarianism, socialism, and environmentalism.... more...

  • Byronic Heroby Peter L. Thorslev

    University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 67.50

    The Byronic Hero was first published in 1962. This study of the origins and development of the Romantic hero through its apogee in the works of Byron critically examines the major Romantic heroes of comparative literature and places them in the wider perspective of history. Professor Thorslev devotes the first part of his discussion to the cultural... more...

  • Across the Plainsby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Although he is now best remembered for rip-roaring adventure novels like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-regarded travel writer during his lifetime. In Across the Plains, Stevenson recounts his experiences traveling in the United States in a series of fascinating and detailed... more...

  • The Oregon Trailby Francis Parkman

    The Floating Press 1847; US$ 3.99

    Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Trail. This series of non-fiction essays from Francis Parkman details life on the nineteenth-century American frontier, detailing the summer a young Parkman traveled through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Along the way, the author spent time hunting and fishing, as well as participating in a buffalo hunt... more...

  • A Half Century of Conflictby Francis Parkman

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Historian, critic, and horticulturist Francis Parkman was renowned for his analytical acuity and narrative skill. In A Half Century of Conflict: France and England in North America, Volume 1, Parkman dissects and explains the tumult that surrounded the birth of the United States. This book is regarded as one of the highest literary achievements in... more...