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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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The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal
The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal
by Julie Greene
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A revelatory look at a momentous undertaking-from the workers' point of view The Panama Canal has long been celebrated as a triumph of American engineering and ingenuity. In The Canal Builders, Julie Greene reveals that this emphasis has obscured a far... (read more)

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The Massacre at El Mozote
The Massacre at El Mozote
by Mark Danner
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In December 1981 soldiers of the Salvadoran Army's select, American-trained Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote, where they murdered hundreds of men, women, and children, often by decapitation. Although reports of the massacre -- and... (read more)

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Stealing Benefacio's Roses: A Mayan Epic
Stealing Benefacio's Roses: A Mayan Epic
by Martin Prechtel
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"Once in a decade you read a book that, for a time, renders all other books irrelevant, trivial or extraneous—Stealing Benefacio's Roses is one of these peak moments in recent literature." —Richard... (read more)

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The Spanish War, an American Epic--1898
The Spanish War, an American Epic--1898
by G. J. A. O'toole
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On the night of February 15, 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine was ripped in half by an explosion in Havana harbor with the loss of 266 American lives. War with Spain followed nine weeks later. After a three-month fight on two fronts half a world apart... (read more)

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I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
by Rigoberta Menchu
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Her story reflects the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America today. Rigoberta suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish... (read more)

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Regime of Anastasio Somoza, 1936-1956
Regime of Anastasio Somoza, 1936-1956
by Knut Walter
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To many observers, Anastasio Somoza, who ruled Nicaragua from 1936 until his assassination in 1956, personified the worst features of a dictator. While not dismissing these characteristics, Knut Walter argues that the regime was in fact more notable for... (read more)

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Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
by Daniel Wilkinson
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new in paperback Silence on the Mountain is a virtuoso work of reporting and a masterfully plotted narrative tracing the history of Guatemala's thirty-six-year internal war, a conflict that claimed the lives of some 200,000 people, the vast majority of... (read more)

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Costa Rica Reader (04 Edition)
Costa Rica Reader (04 Edition)
by Steven Paul Palmer
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Long characterized as an exceptional country within Latin America, Costa Rica has been hailed as a democratic oasis in a continent scorched by dictatorship and revolution; the ecological mecca of a biosphere laid waste by deforestation and urban blight... (read more)

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Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala Under General Efrain Rios Montt 1982-1983 (Religion and Global Politics)
Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala Under General Efrain Rios Montt 1982-1983 (Religion and Global Politics)
by Virginia Garrard-burnett
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"Waging a counterinsurgency war and justified by claims of 'an agreement between Guatemala and God,' Guatemala's Evangelical Protestant military dictator General R�os Montt incited a Mayan holocaust: over just 17 months, some 86,000 mostly Mayan... (read more)

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Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)
Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)
by Elisabeth J. Wood
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Elisabeth Wood's account of insurgent collective action in El Salvador is based on oral histories gathered from peasants who supported the insurgency and those who did not, as well as on interviews with military commanders from both sides. She explains... (read more)

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Guatemala After the Peace Accords
Guatemala After the Peace Accords
by Rachel Sieder
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One of the longest and seemingly most intractable civil wars in Latin America was brought to an end by the signing of the Peace Accords between the Guatemalan government and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG) in December 1996. The... (read more)

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Spanish Central America: A Socioeconomic History, 1520-1720 (Llilas Special Publications)
Spanish Central America: A Socioeconomic History, 1520-1720 (Llilas Special Publications)
by Murdo J. Macleod
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Now with an updated historiographical and bibliographical introduction: a sweeping history of the middle centuries of Spain's colonial enterprise in Central America.... (read more)

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Proceedings in Parga and the Ionian Islands, with a Series of Correspondence and Other Justificatory Documents. [With a Map.]
Proceedings in Parga and the Ionian Islands, with a Series of Correspondence and Other Justificatory Documents. [With a Map.]
by Charles Philip De Bosset
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Title: Proceedings in Parga and the Ionian Islands, with a series of correspondence and other justificatory documents. With a map.]Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It... (read more)

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Unfinished Revolution: Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua's Struggle for Liberation
Unfinished Revolution: Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua's Struggle for Liberation
by Kenneth E. Morris
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Together with his brother Humberto, Daniel Ortega Saavedra masterminded the only victorious Latin American revolution since Fidel Castros in Cuba. Following the triumphant 1979 Nicaraguan revolution, Ortega was named coordinator of the governing junta... (read more)

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El Salvador (Exploring Countries)
El Salvador (Exploring Countries)
by Walter Simmons
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El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated Central American country. Because of its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, it must endure volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Hurricanes also sweep in from the Caribbean. However, El Salvadorians... (read more)

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Community and Difference: Change in Late Classic Maya Villages of the Petexbatn Region (Vanderbilt Institute of Mesoamerican Archaeology Studies)
Community and Difference: Change in Late Classic Maya Villages of the Petexbatn Region (Vanderbilt Institute of Mesoamerican Archaeology Studies)
by Markus Eberl
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A challenge to the assumption that Precolumbian Maya village communities were egalitarian and... (read more)

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Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
by Kirsten Weld
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In Paper Cadavers, an inside account of the astonishing discovery and rescue of Guatemala's secret police archives, Kirsten Weld probes the politics of memory, the wages of the Cold War, and the stakes of historical knowledge production. After Guatemala... (read more)

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The Great Thirst Land: A Ride Through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Kalahari Desert, Etc.
The Great Thirst Land: A Ride Through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Kalahari Desert, Etc.
by Parker Gillmore
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Title: The Great Thirst Land: a ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Kalahari Desert, etc.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's... (read more)

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The Making of Belize: Globalization in the Margins
The Making of Belize: Globalization in the Margins
by Anne Sutherland
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Globalization theorists predict that the forces of globalization will divide the countries of the world into a few winners and many losers. This book challenges that idea and suggests that the very margins of the global world system—where the... (read more)

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