South America
The 33: Deep Down Dark: the Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
The 33
Deep Down Dark: the Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Paperback      ISBN: 1250088941
Includes New Material Exclusive to the Paperback A Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award A Finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Selected for NPR's Morning Edition Book Club When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. After the disaster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales, and in Deep Down Dark, he brings them to haunting, visceral life. We learn what it was like to be imprisoned inside a mountain, understand the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and experience the awe of working in such a place-underground passages filled with danger and that often felt alive. A masterwork of narrative journalism and a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit,Deep Down Dark captures the profound ways in which the lives of everyone involved in the catastrophe were forever changed.
The Accidental President of Brazil: A Memoir
The Accidental President of Brazil
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 158648429x
Fernando Henrique Cardoso received a phone call in the middle of the night asking him to be the new Finance Minister of Brazil. As he put the phone down and stared into the darkness of his hotel room, he feared he'd been handed a political death sentence. The year was 1993, and he would be responsible for an economy that had had seven different currencies in the previous eight years to cope with inflation that had run at 3000 percent a year. Brazil had a habit of chewing up finance ministers with the ferocity of an Amazon piranha. This was just one of the turns in a largely unscripted and sometimes unwanted political career. In exile during the harshest period of the junta that ruled Brazil for twenty years, Cardoso started his political life with a tentative run for the Federal Senate in 1978. Within fifteen years, and despite himself, this former sociologist was running the country. And what a country! Brazil, it is often said, is on the edge of modernity, striding with one foot in mid-air towards the future, the other still rooted deep in a traditional past. It is a land of sophisticated music and brutal gold-digging, of the next global superpower and the last old-time coffee plantations. It is gloriously ungovernable, irrepressibly attractive, and home to the family, friends and extraordinary life of Fernando Henrique Cardoso. This is his story and his love song to his country.
The African Experience in Spanish America
The African Experience in Spanish America
Paperback      ISBN: 155876321x
Alive
Alive
Paperback      ISBN: 038000321x
Records the struggles and sufferings of the young Uruguayans as they battled for survival during the ten weeks following an airplane crash in the Andes, in a volume that inludes a new introduction by the author. Reissue.
Alive: Sixteen Men, Seventy-Two Days, And Insurmountable Odds--The Classic Adventure Of Survival In The Andes
Alive
Sixteen Men, Seventy-Two Days, And Insurmountable Odds--The Classic Adventure Of Survival In The Andes
Paperback      ISBN: 0060778660
Records the struggles and sufferings of a team of young Uruguayan rugby players as they battled for survival during the ten weeks following an airplane crash in the Andes, in a harrowing, true-life adventure. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Amazon: Land Without History
The Amazon
Land Without History
Paperback      ISBN: 0195172043
Amexica: War Along the Borderline
Amexica
War Along the Borderline
Paperback      ISBN: 0312610610
With a New Afterword In 2009, Ed Vulliamy traveled two thousand miles along the frontier from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico, and from Tijuana to Matamoros, a journey through a kaleidoscopic landscape of corruption and all-out civil war. He describes in revelatory detail the dreaded narco gangs; the smuggling of people, weapons, and illegal drugs; and the interrelated economies of drugs and the ruthless, systematic murder of young women in Ciudad Juarez. Amexica takes us far beyond today’s headlines. It is a street-level portrait, by turns horrific and sublime, of a place and people in a time of war as much as of the war itself, “an impressively rendered, nightmare-inducing account” (Kirkus Reviews, Top 25 Books of 2010).
Argentina: From the Ruins of a Dirty War
Argentina
From the Ruins of a Dirty War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0974283681
Praise for Rebuild: Kosovo Six Years Later, also in the same series: “The students who produced this book illuminate Kosovo for us and, on a deeper level, offer us hope for the future.
The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics
The Argentina Reader
History, Culture, Politics
Paperback      ISBN: 082232914x
An interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary materials never before published in English.
Argentina, 1516-1987: From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsin
Argentina, 1516-1987
From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsin
Paperback      ISBN: 0520061780
Traces the history of Argentina, describes political and economic crises, and looks at the individuals and events that shaped Argentina