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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
by David McCullough
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Winner of the National Book Award From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first... (read more)

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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
by Carlos Eire
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National Book Award-winning memoir of exile from a tangerine-colored paradise: “Eire has done a splendid job….Masterfully written, bursting with wonderful details and images and populated by characters so well described that they seem to be... (read more)

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Incidents of Travel in Central Amer Volume 1
Incidents of Travel in Central Amer Volume 1
by John Lloyd Stephens
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Stephens' two expeditions to Mexico and Central America in 1839 and 1841 yielded the first solid information on the culture of the Maya Indians. The books in this two-volume set relate his archeological discoveries and exploration of ruined cities... (read more)

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Facundo: Or, Civilization and Barbarism (Penguin Classics)
Facundo: Or, Civilization and Barbarism (Penguin Classics)
by Domingo F Sarmiento
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Ostensibly a biography of the gaucho barbarian Juan Facundo Quiroga, Facundo is also a complex, passionate work of history, sociology, and political commentary, and Latin America's most important essay of the nineteenth century.... (read more)

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Soldiers in a Narrow Land
Soldiers in a Narrow Land
by Mary Helen Spooner
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Mary Helen Spooner is a journalist who has worked in Latin America since 1977, including nine years as a foreign correspondent in Chile. She has reported for ABC News, The Economist, The Financial Times of London, and Newsweek.... (read more)

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Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexico Border
Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexico Border
by Miriam Davidson
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"Davidson's journalistic eye captures the legacy of squalor and misery that greed and irresponsibility have created along the borderlands. There is nothing new in this, but the stories Davidson tells form a textbook on just how closely woven even and... (read more)

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Kidnapped: A Diary of My 373 Days in Captivity
Kidnapped: A Diary of My 373 Days in Captivity
by Leszli Kalli
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"It all happened so fast that even now, a month later, I still have trouble believing it, and I have to tell myself over and over again: Leszli, you have been kidnapped." On April 12, 1999, Leszli Kálli boarded a plane in Colombia to work on... (read more)

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Feeding the Crisis: U.S. Food Aid and Farm Policy in Central America
Feeding the Crisis: U.S. Food Aid and Farm Policy in Central America
by Rachel Garst
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Conners argues that children's food can shape the course of the brain's growth, its function and capabilities. A serious work for the lay reader. The authors show how US food assistance is hurting, rather than helping Central American economies... (read more)

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Political Evolution of the Mexican People
Political Evolution of the Mexican People
by Justo Sierra
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Are the Mexican people the children of Moctezuma or the children of Cortes? This question, long the central problem of Mexican historians, Justo Sierra answered by saying, The Mexicans are the sons of the two peoples, of the two races ... to this we owe... (read more)

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Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President
Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President
by Vicente Fox
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“Engaging and insightful.” —The San Diego Union- Tribune “An extraordinary book.” —Larry... (read more)

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Mystery of Samba: Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil (Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao)
Mystery of Samba: Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil (Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao)
by Hermano Vianna
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This very readable book provides an interpretation of an aspect of the Brazilian culture that has remained unexplored until now. Choice An important contribution . . . . to today's lively multidisciplinary discussion about race, nation, and popular... (read more)

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The Castro Obsession: U.S. Covert Operations Against Cuba, 19591965
The Castro Obsession: U.S. Covert Operations Against Cuba, 19591965
by Don Bohning
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This is a paperbound reprint of a 2005 book. Making use of recently declassified documents as well as interviews with involved CIA agents and Cuban exiles, Bohning (a former Latin America editor for the Miami Herald) describes the US government's... (read more)

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Cuba TV
Cuba TV
by Simone Lueck
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From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969
From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969
by Eric Williams
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"Mr. Williams is forced to write about so much greed and cruelty that it is remarkable that he keeps his temper and his perspective. He succeeds, and his practical discussion of the current state of the Caribbean is among the best of its kind...He... (read more)

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Power and Persuasion: Fiestas and Social Control in Rural Mexico
Power and Persuasion: Fiestas and Social Control in Rural Mexico
by Stanley Brandes
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Demonstrates how the annual fiesta cycle reflects political dependency of local communities on the nation-state, helps maintain formal authority, and perpetuates behavioral norms and social values.... (read more)

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Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas (Latin American Silhouettes Series)
Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas (Latin American Silhouettes Series)
by John Lynch
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This book studies the forces which made and sustained Rosas, and examines through him the roots of the caudillo tradition in Argentina. It reconstructs the world of great estates and the rise to power of their proprietors, establishing the relation of... (read more)

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Colonial Latin America
Colonial Latin America
by Mark A Burkholder
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Praise for previous editions: "Without question the best survey text of Latin American history--either colonial or national period--that has ever been written."--James Schofield Saeger, Lehigh University "Expanded coverage of colonial social hierarchies... (read more)

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Survivors in Mexico
Survivors in Mexico
by Rebecca West
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"An enthrallingly readable book. . . . Very few writers have managed to be more knowledgeable and profound in their thinking. . . . Survivors in Mexico is an astonishingly fertile book, full of sharp impressions and stimulating insights, whether West is... (read more)

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After Fidel
After Fidel
by Brian Latell
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A chief U.S. intelligence officer tells the inside story of Fidel Castro's 40-year rule and the man who will in all probability succeed him--his brother... (read more)

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Young Che: Memories of Che Guevara by His Father
Young Che: Memories of Che Guevara by His Father
by Ernes Guevara Lynch
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