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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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Panama Fever
The Epic Story of the Building of the Panama Canal
Written by Matthew Parker


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9518-6 (1-4000-9518-2)

The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the “American Century.” Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers... 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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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 >
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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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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Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds
Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America
Written by Gregory Rodriguez


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71320-0 (0-375-71320-4)

An unprecedented account of the long-term cultural and political influences that Mexican-Americans will have on the collective character of our nation.

In considering the largest immigrant group in American history, Gregory Rodriguez examines the complexities of its heritage and of the racial and cultural synthesis--mestizaje--that has defined the Mexican people since the... 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: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: February 3, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38251-8 (0-553-38251-9)

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 paperback.

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Raceball
How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game
Written by Rob Ruck


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4807-8 (0-8070-4807-0)

From an award-winning writer, the first linked history of African Americans and Latinos in Major League Baseball

After peaking at 27 percent of all major leaguers in 1975, African Americans now make up less than one-tenth--a decline unimaginable in other men’s pro sports. The number of Latin Americans, by contrast, has exploded... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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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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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80483-9 (0-345-80483-X)

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an... Read more >

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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59488-4 (0-307-59488-2)

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an... 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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Sugar in the Blood
A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire
Written by Andrea Stuart


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27283-6 (0-307-27283-4)

In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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Cuba Diaries
An American Housewife in Havana
Written by Isadora Tattlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1484-0 (0-7679-1484-8)

Isadora Tattlin was accustomed to relocating often for her husband’s work. When he accepted a post in Cuba in the early 1990s, she resolved to keep a detailed diary of her time there, recording her daily experiences as a wife, mother, and foreigner in a land of contraband. The result is... Read more >

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Cuba
La lucha por la libertad
Written by Hugh Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 1296 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80424-2 (0-345-80424-4)

La isla de Cuba fue, desde la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, un territorio clave para el control del tráfico marítimo de las rutas hacia el Nuevo Mundo. Su privilegiada situación geo­gráfica y la mezcla de culturas y tradiciones han hecho de esta pequeña isla un lugar esencial en el Caribe... Read more >
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