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  • After Fidelby Brian Latell

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 6.79

    This is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Castro brothers and the dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother Raul. Brian Latell, the CIA analyst who has followed Castro since the sixties, gives an unprecedented view into Fidel and Raul's remarkable relationship, revealing how they have collaborated in policy making, divided... more...

  • Deep Down Darkby Héctor Tobar

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.20

    When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface—and the... more...

  • The Aztecs: A Very Short Introductionby David Carrasco

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    This book presents a very short introduction to the Aztecs using interpretive tools from religious studies and anthropology to uncover the paradox of Aztec life; on the one hand a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry and philosophic rhetoric while on the other hand a people profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration... more...

  • Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary Warby Ernesto Che Guevara

    Ocean Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    Che Guevara's classic account of the guerrilla war against the Batista dictatorship in Cuba. more...

  • Riots in the Citiesby Servando Ortoll; Silvia M. Arrom

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 18.95

    The goal of Riots in the Cities, editors Silvia Marina Arrom and Servando Ortoll contend, is to encourage Latin Americanists to rethink standard notions of urban politics before the populist era. The actual political power wielded by the underprivileged city dwellers before the twentieth century has received little scholarly attention or has been downplayed.... more...

  • Remembering Katynby Alexander Etkind; Rory Finnin; Uilleam Blacker; Julie Fedor; Simon Lewis; Maria Mälksoo; Matilda Mroz

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    Katyn– the Soviet massacre of over 21,000 Polish prisoners in 1940 – has come to be remembered as Stalin’s emblematic mass murder, an event obscured by one of the most extensive cover-ups in history. Yet paradoxically, a majority of its victims perished far from the forest in western Russia that gives the tragedy its name. Their remains lie buried... more...

  • Confronting Change, Challenging Traditionby Gertrude M. Yeager

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 37.00

    Understanding the role of women in Latin American history demands a full examination of their activities in the region's political, economic, and domestic spheres. Toward this end, historian Gertrude M. Yeager has assembled the multidisciplinary collection Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition. The essays in this volume explore the ways in which... more...

  • Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientalesby Jane M. Rausch

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 69.95

    Until the 1980s, Colombia's Llanos Orientales was a frontier, a vast tropical grassland plain east of the Andes. Populated mainly by indigenous people, it was considered "primitive" by much of the rest of Colombia. All of that changed when exploitable petroleum deposits were discovered, and the Llanos was transformed into the fastest growing region... more...

  • Revolution and Revolutionariesby Daniel Castro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 35.00

    Few publications cover the full span of the history of revolutionary movements in Latin America. In Revolution and Revolutionaries, editor Daniel Castro examines all aspects of guerrilla warfare-from revolutionary programs to the repressive tactics used by various governments to rid themselves of the threats presented by revolutionary movements.... more...

  • Revolutionizing Motherhoodby Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 35.00

    Revolutionizing Motherhood examines one of the most astonishing human rights movements of recent years. During the Argentine junta's Dirty War against subversives, as tens of thousands were abducted, tortured, and disappeared, a group of women forged the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and changed Argentine politics forever. The Mothers began in the... more...