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Notes From the Last Testament
The Struggle for Haiti
Written by Michael Deibert
Prologue by Ti Goave
Introduction by Raoul Peck


Format: Trade Paperback, 478 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-697-1 (1-58322-697-4)

Notes from the Last Testament, by veteran reporter Michael Deibert, is a riveting narrative account of the events leading up to and including the overthrow of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A fearless correspondent and a meticulous researcher, Deibert traces the rupturing of the social-democratic coalition that originally brought Aristide to power... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Puerto Rico Mio
Four Decades of Change, in Photographs by Jack Delano
Written by Arturo Carrion
Photographed by Jack Delano
Translated by Alan Fern


Format: Trade Paperback, 242 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: April 17, 1990
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-0-87474-389-0 (0-87474-389-3)

Puerto Rico Mio is an extraordinary collection from two series of photographs: the first taken when Delano first went to Puerto Rico with the Farm Security Administration in 1941-42 and the second when he re-photographed those same places in the 1980s.

“Delano, who first visited Puerto Rico in 1941 as a photographer... Read more >

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Salvador

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 26, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75183-0 (0-679-75183-1)

Didion turns her powers of observation to El Salvador in the early 1980s, delivering a devastating anatomy of that country’s particular brand of terror—its mechanisms, rationales, and its intimate relation to our own country’s foreign policy. As Didion travels from battlefields to body dumps; interviews a puppet president; and considers the... Read more >
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My Name is Victoria
The Extraordinary Story of one Woman's Struggle to Reclaim her True Identity
Written by Victoria Donda
Translated by Magda Bolin


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-404-7 (1-59051-404-1)

Argentina’s coup d’état in 1976 led to one of the bloodiest dictatorships in its history–thirty thousand people were abducted, tortured, and subsequently “disappeared.” And hundreds of babies born to pregnant political prisoners were stolen from their doomed mothers and “given” to families with military ties or who were collaborators of the... Read more >
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Hard Line
Life and Death on the US-Mexico Border
Written by Ken Ellingwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3367-6 (1-4000-3367-5)

The Southwestern border is one of the most fascinating places in America, a region of rugged beauty and small communities that coexist across the international line. In the past decade, the area has also become deadly as illegal immigration has shifted into some of the harshest territory on the continent, reshaping... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mujeres que corren con los Lobos
Mitos y cuentos del arquetipo de la Mujer Salvaje
Written by Clarissa Pinkola Phd Estés


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 15, 2000
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70753-7 (0-375-70753-0)

Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and cantadora storyteller shows how women's vitality can be restored through what... Read more >

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Women Who Run with the Wolves

Written by Clarissa Pinkola Phd Estés


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 22, 1995
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-39681-5 (0-345-39681-2)

In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes, a Jungian analyst and cantadora (storyteller), conducts what she calls "psychic archeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconscious. Using multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from more than twenty years of research, she examines the healthy, instinctual... Read more >
Also available as a paperback.

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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Written by Daniel L. Everett


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38612-0 (0-307-38612-0)

A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil.
Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became... Read more >
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The Duke of Havana
Baseball, Cuba, and the Search for the American Dream
Written by Steve Fainaru and Ray Sanchez


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: March 20, 2001
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9256-4 (0-8129-9256-3)

In 1998, a mysterious right-handed pitcher emerged from the ashes of the Cold War and helped lead the New York Yankees to a World Championship. His origins and even his age were uncertain. His name was Orlando El Duque Hernandez. He was a fallen hero of Fidel Castro's socialist revolution.

The chronicle... Read more >
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The Wars of Spanish American Independence 1809-29

Written by John Fletcher


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: December 24, 2013
Price: $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-766-1 (1-78200-766-0)

In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte treacherously outmaneuvered the corrupt Spanish Bourbons and installed his brother Joseph as King of Spain, igniting the flames of war across the Iberian Peninsula. Far across the Atlantic, this event lit the fuse for a war that raged for the better part of two decades as Spain’s... Read more >
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The Eagle's Throne
A Novel
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Kristina Cordero


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7255-9 (0-8129-7255-4)

Set in the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexico’s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washington’s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a “glitch” in a Florida satellite, America’s president cuts Mexico’s communications... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Faces of Salsa
A Spoken History of the Music
Written by Leonardo Padura Fuentes
Translated by Stephen J. Clark


Format: Trade Paperback, 236 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: November 17, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-080-1 (1-58834-080-5)

In this collection of masterfully crafted interviews with some of the most famous creators of the music we call Salsa, prizewinning Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura Fuentes explores the genesis of the music, its rise in popularity, its social context, and its artistic legacy. Filled with personal revelations by the musicians, historical... Read more >

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Clandestine in Chile
The Adventures of Miguel Littin
Preface by Francisco Goldman
Translated by Asa Zatz


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-340-4 (1-59017-340-6)

In 1973, the portly, dark-haired, bearded film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected Socialist government of Salvador Allende, replacing it with the rule of General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet’s cruel reign was to last some seventeen years, during which Chile was turned into a... Read more >

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News of a Kidnapping

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3493-2 (1-4000-3493-0)

In 1990, fearing extradition to the United States, Pablo Escobar – head of the Medellín drug cartel – kidnapped ten notable Colombians to use as bargaining chips. With the eye of a poet, García Márquez describes the survivors’ perilous ordeal and the bizarre drama of the negotiations for their release. He... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Randolf Hogan


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72205-2 (0-679-72205-X)

In 1955, García Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This... Read more >

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At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig
Travels Through Paraguay
Written by John Gimlette


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7852-3 (1-4000-7852-0)

Haven to Nazis, smugglers’ paradise, home to some of the earth’s oddest wildlife and most baroquely awful dictatorships, Paraguay is a nation waiting for the right chronicler. In John Gimlette, at last it has one. With an adventurer’s sang-froid, a historian’s erudition, and a sense of irony so keen you could... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Muy Macho

Written by Ray Gonzalez


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 1, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47861-8 (0-385-47861-5)

Essays by prize-winning Latino writers describe relationships with wives, lovers, fathers, and sons, and bring readers to new perspectives on Latino men, macho behavior, and their own perceptions of masculinity. Read more >

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Bacalaitos and Fireworks

Contribution by Miguel Algarin and Lois Elaine Griffith
Photographed by Arlene Gottfried


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-566-7 (1-57687-566-0)

New York City has been home to a Puerto Rican population since the mid-1900s, with the most noticeable migration boom beginning in the 1950s. As Puerto Ricans settled in New York over the years they stamped the city with their culture, indelibly altering neighborhoods like the South Bronx, the Lower East... Read more >

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The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Written by David Grann


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7845-5 (1-4000-7845-8)

After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century”: What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z?

In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Young Che
Memories of Che Guevara by His Father
Written by Ernesto Guevara Lynch


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39044-8 (0-307-39044-6)

“I had prepared a life plan that included ten years of wandering, later years studying medicine. . . . All that's in the past, the only thing that's clear is that the ten years of wandering might grow longer . . . but it will now be of an entirely different... Read more >
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Dancing with Cuba
A Memoir of the Revolution
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72581-4 (0-375-72581-4)

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the... Read more >
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The Heart That Bleeds
Latin America Now
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 28, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75795-5 (0-679-75795-3)

In this collection of thirteen essays Guillermoprieto offers a portrait of the state of Latin America today, discussing topics ranging from modernity and cultural fragmentation in Mexico and the end of Sandinista rule in Nicaragua, to the Shining Path in Peru, evangelicalism in Brazil, and Panama in the aftermath of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Looking for History
Dispatches from Latin America
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72582-1 (0-375-72582-2)

In the tradition of Joan Didion, V. S. Naipaul, and Ryzsard Kapucinski comes a collection of essays and reportage by Alma Guillermoprieto, perhaps the most highly regarded writer on Latin America.

Guillermoprieto, who contributes regularly to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, explores the three Latin American... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Samba

Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 30, 1991
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73256-3 (0-679-73256-X)

Guillermoprieto lived for a year in the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro to learn samba and take part in Rio's carnival parade.  Samba is an exhilarating account of her experiences--as well as a cogent, lucid examination of the history and culture of black Brazilians--full of provocative insights into the aesthetic and ritual... Read more >

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Divine Utterances
The Performance of Afro-Cuban Santeria
Written by Katherine J. Hagedorn


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: August 17, 2001
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-947-9 (1-56098-947-5)

In Divine Utterances, Katherine J. Hagedorn explores the enduring cultural and spiritual power of the music of Afro-Cuban Santería and the process by which it has been transformed for a secular audience. She focuses on the integral connections between sacred music performances and the dramatizations of theatrical troupes, especially the state-sponsored... Read more >
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