History - Latin America

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Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Gl...

Charles Bowden

Ciudad Juárez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, its murder rate exceeds that of Baghdad or Moga...

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Published: Mar 2011

Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henr...

Greg Grandin

The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the AmazonIn 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazili...

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Published: Apr 2010

A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire...

On March 10, 1920, in Pachuca, Mexico, the Compa a de Santa Gertrudis--the largest employer in the region, and a subsidiary of the United States Smelting, Refining and Mining Company--may have committed murder. The alert was first ...

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Published: Jun 2020

The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indi...

After centuries of colonial domination and a twentieth century riddled with dictatorships, indigenous peoples in Bolivia embarked upon a social and political struggle that would change the country forever. As part of that project acti...

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Published: May 2019

Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life

Alex Bellos

Since the 1950s, when Pele first started playing, soccer has been how the world sees Brazil, but it is also how Brazilians see themselves. The essence of their game is one in which prodigious individual skills outshine team tactics, w...

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Published: May 2014

The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction...

David Carrasco

This Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry...

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Published: Dec 2011

The Mexican Revolution: A Short Histo...

Stuart Easterling

Long after its outbreak, the revolution remains the defining moment in Mexico's modern history. Yet the debate over its legacy continues to this day. In a comprehensible style, aimed at students and general readers, The Mexican Revolu...

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Published: Apr 2012

Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In 1973, the film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende. The new dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, instituted a reign of t...

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Published: Jul 2010

Argentina's Angel

Erich Hackl

Mendoza - a conservative provincial town in Argentina at the foot of the Andes. April 8, 1977 - the last day that Gisela Tenenbaum was seen alive. How does a family come to terms with the fact that their twenty-two-year-old daughter d...

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Published: Mar 2014

Daily Life in the Maya Civilization (...

Nick Hunter

This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in the Maya Civilization. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported ...

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Published: Aug 2015

The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short ...

Alan Knight

The Mexican Revolution defined the sociopolitical experience of those living in Mexico in the twentieth century. Its subsequent legacy has provoked debate between those who interpret the ongoing myth of the Revolution and those who ad...

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Published: Apr 2016

Oscar Lopez Rivera: Between Torture a...

Osacar Lopez Rivera

The life story of Puerto Rican freedom fighter and leader Oscar López Rivera, outlined in this book, is one of courage, valor, and sacrifice. In 1981, Oscar was convicted of seditious conspiracy and other crimes for which he is stil...

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Published: Sep 2012

Life and Death in the Andes: On the T...

Kim MacQuarrie

“A thoughtfully observed travel memoir and history as richly detailed as it is deeply felt” (Kirkus Reviews) of South America, from Butch Cassidy to Che Guevara to cocaine king Pablo Escobar to Charles Darwin, all set in the Andes...

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Published: Dec 2016

A History of Violence: Living and Dyi...

Oscar Martinez

This is a book about one of the deadliest places in the world El Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years, with Guatemala close behind. Every day more than 1,000 people—men, wome...

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Published: Mar 2017

Discovering Paquime

Paul E. Minnis

In the mid-1560s Spanish explorers marched northward through Mexico to the farthest northern reaches of the Spanish empire in Latin America. They beheld an impressive site known as Casas Grandes in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Row ...

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Published: Sep 2016

Living in . . . Brazil

Chloe Perkins

Just in time for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, discover what it's like growing up in Brazil with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about kids just like you in countries around the worl...

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Published: Feb 2016

Forgotten Continent: A History of the...

Michael Reid

A newly updated edition of the best-selling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid's best-selling survey of the state of contempora...

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Published: Nov 2017

Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and...

Augustine Sedgewick

A New York Times Book ReviewEditors’ Choice “Extremely wide-ranging and well researched . . . In a tradition of protest literature rooted more in William Blake than in Marx.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorke...

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Published: Apr 2021

The 33

Hector Tobar

Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Antonio BanderasIncludes New Material Exclusive to the PaperbackA Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle AwardA Finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book PrizeA New York Times Book Review Notable B...

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Published: Oct 2015

State of War: MS-13 and El Salvador's...

William Wheeler

"A gripping, electrifying study of the brutal Salvadoran gang culture." -- Mark Danner, author of The Massacre at El MozoteOne of President Donald Trump's favorite rhetorical motifs is stoking fear that members of the MS-13 ...

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Published: Nov 2019
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