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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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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: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-132-9 (1-78168-132-5)

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 trade paperback.

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The Battle of Venezuela

Written by Michael McCaughan


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 7, 2005
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-680-3 (1-58322-680-X)

In August 2004, the Venezuelan public came out in record numbers to deliver an overwhelming vote of confidence. After many attempts to unseat him, Hugo Chåvez, the former military man who took the country first by coup and then by ballot, again emerged as the people’s choice. It was, in his... 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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hunting Season
Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town
Written by Mirta Ojito


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0181-3 (0-8070-0181-3)

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 trade paperback.

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Killing Che
A Novel
Written by Chuck Pfarrer


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7411-9 (0-8129-7411-5)

Chuck Pfarrer’s acclaimed Warrior Soul has been called one of the finest memoirs of modern Special Operations Forces. Now the decorated Navy SEAL makes his dazzling fiction debut with this gutsy, riveting thriller about the action-packed hunt for history’s most infamous rebel insurgent: Che Guevara.

The year is 1967. Paul Hoyle, a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A New World Order
Essays
Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71403-0 (0-375-71403-0)

The Africa of his ancestry, the Caribbean of his birth, the Britain of his upbringing, and the United States where he now lives are the focal points of award-winning writer Caryl Phillips’ profound inquiry into evolving notions of home, identity, and belonging in an increasingly international society.

At once deeply reflective and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Country for All
An Immigrant Manifesto
Written by Jorge Ramos


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47554-1 (0-307-47554-9)

For decades, fixing the United States’ broken immigration system has been one of the most urgent challenges facing our country, and time and time again, politicians have passed the buck. With anti-immigrant sentiment rising around the country, as evidenced by the passage of a controversial new law in Arizona, it is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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His Own Man

Written by Edgard Telles Ribeiro
Translated by Kim Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-698-0 (1-59051-698-2)

A charismatic young diplomat in Brazil's Foreign Ministry, Marcilio Andrade Xavier (Max to his friends and colleagues) renounces his past ideals and becomes an informer after the military coup of 1964. While his colleagues attempt to reconcile themselves to the new realities of a dictatorship, Max begins to navigate the shadowy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hearts and Hands, Second Edition
Creating Community in Violent Times
Written by Luis J. Rodriguez


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-553-1 (1-60980-553-4)

Hearts and Hands focuses on healing through community building. Empowered by thirty years of experience with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hunger of Memory
The Education of Richard Rodriguez
Written by Richard Rodriguez


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1983
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27293-2 (0-553-27293-4)

Best Book for a Transformative New Year, NPR

The poignant journey of a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation-from his past, his parents, his culture. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is simultaneously a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Oaxaca Journal

Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94744-4 (0-307-94744-0)

Since childhood, Oliver Sacks has been fascinated by ferns: an ancient class of plants able to survive and adapt in many climates. Along with a delightful group of fellow fern aficionados—mathematicians, poets, artists, and assorted botanists and birders—he embarks on an exploration of Southern Mexico, a region that is also rich... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Havana Real
One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today
Written by Yoani Sanchez
Translated by M. J. Porter


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-25-7 (1-935554-25-5)

She’s been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and can only get online–in disguise–at tourist hotspots. She’s a blogger, she’s a Cuban, and she’s a worldwide sensation.

Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Days of the Rainbow

Written by Antonio Skarmeta


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-627-0 (1-59051-627-3)

A novel based on the true story of how an advertising campaign caused the fall of Chile’s dictator, General Pinochet.

Nico, the son of a noted Chilean philosophy professor, witnesses his father’s arrest while he is teaching a class. Bettini, the father of Nico’s best friend, is a leftist advertising executive who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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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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Empire of Blue Water
Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
Written by Stephan Talty


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 22, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-23661-6 (0-307-23661-7)

A May 2007 Book Sense Pick

“Talty’s vigorous history of seventeenth-century pirates of the Caribbean will sate even fickle Jack Sparrow fans. . . . A pleasure to read from bow to stern.”
—Entertainment Weekly

The passion and violence of the age of exploration and empire come to vivid life in this story... Read more >

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Tango
The Art History of Love
Written by Robert Farris Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 5, 2006
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9579-7 (1-4000-9579-4)

In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years—and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.”

Thompson traces tango’s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African influences through its... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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