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The Boys from Dolores
Fidel Castro's Schoolmates from Revolution to Exile
Written by Patrick Symmes


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7644-4 (1-4000-7644-7)

From the author of Chasing Che, here is the remarkable tale of a group of boys at the heart of Cuba's political and social history. Chosen in the 1940s from among the most affluent and ambitious families in eastern Cuba, they were groomed at the elite Colegio de Dolores for achievement... Read more >
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68

Written by Paco Ignacio Taibo II
Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-608-7 (1-58322-608-7)

On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse... Read more >
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68

Written by Paco Ignacio Taibo II


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Siete Cuentos
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-600-1 (1-58322-600-1)

68 es una agarradora narración en primera persona hecha por uno de los más distinguidos y prolíficos escritores mexicanos de todos los tiempos, acerca de la masacre estudiantil de Tlatelolco llevada a cabo en Ciudad de México en 1968. El propósito de Paco Ignacio Taibo II es el de recuperar, a... Read more >
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By the Lake of Sleeping Children

Written by Luis Urrea


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1996
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48419-0 (0-385-48419-4)

By the Lake of Sleeping Children delves into the post-NAFTA and Proposition 187 border purgatory of garbage pickers and dump dwellers, gawking tourists and relief workers, fearsome coyotes and their desperate clientele. In sixteen indelible portraits, Urrea illuminates the horrors and the simple joys of people trapped between the two worlds... Read more >
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Operation Massacre

Written by Rodolfo Walsh
Afterword by Ricardo Piglia
Translated by Daniella Gitlin
Foreword by Michael Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 252 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-513-5 (1-60980-513-5)

1956. Argentina has just lost its charismatic president Juán Perón in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. June 1956: eighteen people are reported dead in a failed Peronist uprising. December 1956: sometime journalist, crime fiction writer, studiedly unpoliticized chess aficionado Rodolfo Walsh learns by chance that one of... Read more >
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From Columbus to Castro
The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969
Written by Eric Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1984
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71502-5 (0-394-71502-0)

From Columbus to Castro is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands--Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others--separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage. For whether French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, or--latterly--American, the nationality of their masters... Read more >

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The Boys from Little Mexico
A Season Chasing the American Dream
Written by Steve Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0152-3 (0-8070-0152-X)

In the tradition of Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, a sensitive and clear-eyed journalist takes us deep inside Oregon’s only all-Hispanic boys’ high school soccer team, a team whose players stand on the cusp of change.

The all-Hispanic boys’ soccer team from Woodburn High has made the playoffs for nineteen straight years--but... Read more >

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Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

Written by John Womack


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1970
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-70853-9 (0-394-70853-9)

"A feat of historical writing...Womack has an uncanny feeling for the infinitely complex strains of Mexico as a civilization."--Carlos Fuentes, The New York Review of Books Read more >
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Zapatista Encuentro
Documents from the 1996 Encounter for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism
Written by Zapatistas


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-548-6 (1-58322-548-X)

“Why is everyone so quiet? Is this the democracy you wanted?” So ask the Zapatistas, the group of indigenous Mexicans who, on January 1, 1994, mounted a rebellion against the implementation of NAFTA, political corruption, and the slow, unreported genocide of indigenous people worldwide. As the group expressed their demands and... Read more >
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