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Tiwanaku and Its Hinterland
Archaeology and Paleoecology of an Andean Civilization Volume 2: Urban and Rural Archaeology
Written by Alan L. Kolata


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: January 17, 2003
Price: $110.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-054-2 (1-58834-054-6)

The book presents, for the first time, a rich body of empirical data on the chronology of the Tiwanaku state; the nature of the social and political relationships between the city and its hinterland; the form and meaning of its monumental and elite architecture; and the texture of everyday life in... Read more >

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The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition
The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Written by Miguel Leon-Portilla


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 15, 2006
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5500-7 (0-8070-5500-X)

For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. In this new and updated... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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1491 (Second Edition)
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3205-1 (1-4000-3205-9)

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27824-1 (0-307-27824-7)

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491. Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China... Read more >

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The Beast
Riding The Rails And Dodging Narcos On The Migrant Trail
Written by Oscar Martinez
Translated by Daniela Maria Ugaz and John Washington
Introduction by Francisco Goldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-297-5 (1-78168-297-6)

One day a few years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. A local priest got 120 released, many with broken ankles and other marks of abuse, but the rest vanished. Óscar Martínez, a young writer from El Salvador, was in Altar soon after the abduction, and his account of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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La novela de Perón
Spanish-language edition
Written by Tomas Eloy Martinez


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: May 6, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78146-2 (0-679-78146-3)

Un éxito instantáneo en América Latina, La novel de Perón, escrita por el periodista y novelista argentino Tomás Eloy Martínez, antex de la publicación de su renombrada Santa Evita, es una ficción que cuenta la verdad. Combinando artículos de diario, fotos, testimonios y entrevistas del autor con el mismo Perón, con... Read more >

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Santa Evita
Spanish-language edition
Written by Tomas Eloy Martinez


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 17, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77629-1 (0-679-77629-X)

From one of Latin America's finest writers comes a mesmerizing novel about the legendary Eva Peron. Bigger than fiction, Eva Peron was the poor-trash girl who reinvented herself as a beauty, snared Argentina's dictator, reigned as uncrowned queen of the masses, and was struck down by cancer. When her desperate, but... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Radical Cities
Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture
Written by Justin McGuirk


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-280-7 (1-78168-280-1)

In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questions. From Brazil to Venezuela, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers the people and ideas shaping the way cities are evolving.

Ever since the mid twentieth century, when... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I, Rigoberta Menchu
An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Written by Rigoberta Menchu
Edited by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray
Translated by Ann Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-418-3 (1-84467-418-5)

Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and... Read more >
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Masters of War
Latin America and U.S. Agression From the Cuban Revolution Through the Clinton Years
Written by Clara Nieto
Translated by Chris Brandt
Foreword by Howard Zinn


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 2, 2003
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-545-5 (1-58322-545-5)

In Masters of War, Clara Nieto adeptly presents the parallel histories of the countries of Latin America, histories that are intertwined, each reflecting the United States’ “coherent policy of intervention” set into motion by the Monroe Doctrine. As the value of this continued policy comes increasingly into question, Nieto argues for... Read more >
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Kiss of the Spider Woman

Written by Manuel Puig


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72449-0 (0-679-72449-4)

Kiss of the Spider Woman is a graceful, intensely compelling novel about love and victimization. In an Argentine prison, two men share a cell: Molina, a gay window dresser, and Valentin, a fiercely dogmatic revolutionary haunted by memories of a woman he left for the cause. Both are gradually transformed by... Read more >

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The Angel of Galilea

Written by Laura Restrepo
Translated by Dolores M. Koch


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70649-3 (0-375-70649-6)

Winner of the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize (Mexico)
Winner of the Prix France Culture (France)

Newly translated into English by Dolores M. Koch, The Angel of Galilea [Dulce compañia], is a sublimely original story of love, faith, poverty, and mystery.

Mona, a Colombian journalist once idealistic and determined to better the... Read more >

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Leopard in the Sun

Written by Laura Restrepo
Translated by Stephen Lytle


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70508-3 (0-375-70508-2)

In Laura Restrepo's stunning novel, a feud between two Colombian drug families escalates into a bloody, high-stakes war that will leave no one in its path untouched. The Barragáns and the Monsalves are rival clans, each steeped in wealth and power, each subject only to laws of their own making.

The... Read more >

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Antigua and My Life Before
A Novel
Written by Marcela Serrano
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49802-9 (0-385-49802-0)

Josefa Ferrer, a famous Chilean singer and star, awakens one morning to read in the Santiago newspaper that her best friend, Violeta, has been involved in a brutal act of violence. Overwhelmed with regret and plagued with guilt for not having foreseen the tragedy, Josefa feels compelled to tell Violeta’s life... Read more >
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Looking for Poetry
Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rafael Alberti and Songs from the Quechua
Translated by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70988-3 (0-375-70988-6)

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a native-born Brazilian, is universally recognized as the finest and most accessible modern Portugese-language poet and, along with Pablo Neruda, a poet of the common man, writing of home, family, friends, and love.

Rafael Alberti—an elegist primarily—came to Argentina (where he wrote many of his poems) in exile... 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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Travels in a Thin Country
A Journey Through Chile
Written by Sara Wheeler


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 16, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75365-7 (0-375-75365-6)

Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide—not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom, from the driest desert in the... Read more >
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