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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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How I Learned English
55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life
Written by Tom Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0097-7 (1-4262-0097-8)

All over the world there are people struggling to master the quirks and challenges of English. In today's America, many millions of them are Latino—and in this eloquent collection, nearly 60 of the best known contribute fascinating, revealing, often touching essays on the very personal process each went through to achieve... Read more >

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Colombia and the United States
War, Unrest and Destabilization
Written by Mario A. Murillo


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 2, 2003
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-606-3 (1-58322-606-0)

Every year the United States spends millions of dollars to help the war-ravaged country of Colombia. But help it with what? In Colombia and the U.S. Mario Murillo explores the misdirected and devastating impact that U.S. military “aid” continues to have on the war torn-people of Colombia. Beginning with a brief... Read more >
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Guerrillas

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73174-0 (0-679-73174-1)

Set on a troubled Caribbean island--where Asians, Africans, Americans, and former British colonials coexist in a state of suppressed hysteria--Guerrillas is a novel of colonialism and revolution. The exiled former hero of the South African resistance, who is also white, arrives on the island with his mistress, an Englishwoman inflamed by... 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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Hunting Season
Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town
Written by Mirta Ojito


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6122-0 (0-8070-6122-0)

In November 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, was attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers as he walked the streets of the Long Island village of Patchogue accompanied by a childhood friend. The attackers were out “hunting for beaners.” Chasing, harassing, and assaulting defenseless “beaners”–their slur for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Long Life, Honey in the Heart

Written by Martin Prechtel
Illustrated by Martin Prechtel


Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 20, 2004
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-538-6 (1-55643-538-X)

Martín Prechtel continues the narrative of his unique life in Santiago Atitlan in Long Life, Honey in the Heart, an eloquent memoir replete with the subtle intelligence and sophistication of Mayan culture. Set against the dramatic backdrop of Guatemala's political upheaval in the 1980s, this heady mix of magic, humor, and... Read more >

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Stealing Benefacio's Roses

Written by Martin Prechtel
Illustrated by Martin Prechtel


Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 7, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-587-4 (1-55643-587-8)

Following the acclaimed Secrets of the Talking Jaguar and Long Life, Honey in the Heart, this is an expansive, lyrical novel in the tradition of indigenous oral storytelling. Based on the author's many years of living in a Guatemalan village, Stealing Benefacio's Roses interweaves dramatic recountings of village life and the... Read more >
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History of the Conquest of Mexico

Written by William H. Prescott
Introduction by James Lockhart


Format: Trade Paperback, 1056 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75803-4 (0-375-75803-8)

"It is a magnificent epic," said William H. Prescott after the publication of History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843. Since then, his sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec people has endured as a landmark work of scholarship and dramatic storytelling. This pioneering study presents a compelling view... Read more >
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The Death of Josseline
Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands
Written by Margaret Regan


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0130-1 (0-8070-0130-9)

For the last decade, Margaret Regan has reported on the escalating chaos along the Arizona-Mexico border, ground zero for immigration since 2000. Undocumented migrants cross into Arizona in overwhelming numbers, a state whose anti-immigrant laws are the most stringent in the nation. And Arizona has the highest number of migrant deaths... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Distant Neighbors
A Portrait of the Mexicans
Written by Alan Riding


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72441-4 (0-679-72441-9)

"This book at long last provides general reader and policymaker alike with the necessary background for understanding Mexico and its present predicament."--Robert S. Leiken, front page, The Washington Post Book World


"A book that has been long in coming.  There is nothing quite like it.  It should teach North Americans much about the complexity... Read more >
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Finding Fernanda
Two Mothers, One Child, and a Cross-Border Search for Truth
Written by Erin Siegal


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0185-1 (0-8070-0185-6)

The dramatic story of how an American housewife discovered that the Guatemalan child she was about to adopt had been stolen from her birth mother

Over the last decade, nearly 200,000 children have been adopted into the United States, 25,000 of whom came from Guatemala. Finding Fernanda, a dramatic true story paired... Read more >
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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Written by John Lloyd Stephens


Format: Trade Paperback, 286 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-651-5 (1-56098-651-4)

A lively, eloquent guide to the Maya ruins of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, as entertaining today as when it was first published in 1843, Stephens’ guide recounts his two trips made to the region between 1839 and 1842. It includes extensive accounts of 44 Maya sites as well as of Yucatan folkways... Read more >

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Nuestra Arma es Nuestra Palabra
Escritos Selectos
Written by Subcomandante Marcos
Afterword by Ana Carrigan
Edited by Juana Ponce De Leon
Foreword by Jose Saramago


Format: Trade Paperback, 536 pages
Publisher: Siete Cuentos
On Sale: December 5, 2000
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-1-58322-270-6 (1-58322-270-7)

En este libro fundamental, Seven Stories Press presenta una poderosa colección de escritos literarios, filosóficos y políticos del enigmático vocero de los zapatistas, SubComandante Marcos. Con la Introducción del ganador del Premio Nobel, José Saramago, e ilustrado con bellas fotos en blanco y negro, Nuestra Arma es Nuestra Palabra cristaliza, la... Read more >
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Our Word is Our Weapon
Selected Writings
Written by Subcomandante Marcos
Afterword by Ana Carrigan
Edited by Juana Ponce De Leon
Foreword by Jose Saramago


Format: Trade Paperback, 522 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 7, 2002
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-472-4 (1-58322-472-6)

In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes “the passion of a rebel... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a hardcover.

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Chasing Che
A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend
Written by Patrick Symmes


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 15, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70265-5 (0-375-70265-2)

In 1952, 24-year-old Ernesto Guevara and a friend left their native Argentina to motorcycle the back roads of South America.  Eight months later, Ernesto returned transformed.  The freewheeling youth had evolved into the man known as Che, and became the revolutionary who would later inspire followers from Cuba to Congo--an icon to this... 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 >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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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 >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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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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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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