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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Deep Down Dark
The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374280606
Presents a firsthand, official account of the 2010 survival story involving thirty-three miners who were trapped for a record sixty-nine days in a Chilean mine.
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
Harvest of Empire
A History of Latinos in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0140255397
A noted Hispanic journalist sheds new light on the history of Latinos in America, ranging from the first sixteenth-century colonies in the New World through the 1998 presidential election, and offers close-up portraits of distinguished Americans of Hispanic descent who have played a key role in the ever-evolving face of American life. Reprint.
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Path Between the Seas
The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
Hardcover      ISBN: 0671225634
The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty
The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty
Paperback      ISBN: 1598130056
Nearly four decades after his death, the legend of Che Guevara has grown worldwide. In this new book, Alvaro Vargas Llosa separates the myth from the reality of Che's legacy, and shows that Che's ideals were a re-hash of notions about centralized power that have long been the major source of suffering and misery in the underdeveloped world. With testimonies from witnesses of Che's actions, Alberto Vargas Llosa's detailed account of the "real Che" sets the record straight by exposing the delusion at the heart of the Che phenomenon. Vargas Llosa shows that Che's legacy—making the law subservient to the most powerful, crushing any and all dissent, and concentrating wealth under the guise of "social equality"—is not the solution to poverty and injustice but is the core of the problem. Besides exposing the dark truths of Che's ideology and actions, The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty elaborates on attempts by both the left and right to suppress liberty and examines the manifestation of Latin American spirit throughout the ages, from early indigenous trade to today's enterprising communities overcoming government impediments. In so doing, the book points to the real revolution among the poor—the liberation of individuals from the constraints of state power in all spheres, public and private. Whether you love or hate Che, The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty will not leave you untouched and will provide a powerful, new perspective on how to overcome the challenges facing the Third World.
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure
Jungleland
A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure
Paperback      ISBN: 0061802557
Armed with the personal notebooks of the mysterious World War II spy Theodore Morde, an adventurer who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, journalist Christopher S. Stewart sets out in search of the lost White City, buried somewhere deep in the Mosquito Coast of Honduras. Stewart pieces together the whirlwind life and peculiar death of Morde, who sailed around the world five times before turning thirty, as he tries to verify Morde's claim of having discovered the "Lost City of the Monkey God." In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Lost in Shangri-La, Jungleland is in part a classic tale of man versus wild as well as a story of young fatherhood and a meditation on the timeless call of adventure—an epic search for answers in a place where nothing is guaranteed, least of all survival.
Cuba By Korda
Cuba By Korda
Paperback      ISBN: 1920888640
Delivers a comprehensive look at the extraordinary camerawork of Alberto D­az Guti,rrez?from his famous shot of Ernesto Che Guevara staring into the distance like a prophet that has been reproduced on millions of T-shirts and posters around the world to somewhat quirky and lesser-known photographs, such as Castro warily eyeing a tiger at the Bronx Zoo and Che Guevara playing golf.
The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban
The Punishment of Virtue
Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban
Paperback      ISBN: 0143112066
An NPR correspondent presents an account of the return to the violence and corruption of warlord activity in Afghanistan after the displacement of the Taliban, revealing how the U.S. government assisted the return of corrupt militia commanders to the country. Reprint.
Armies of the War of the Pacific 1879-83: Chile, Peru & Bolivia
Armies of the War of the Pacific 1879-83
Chile, Peru & Bolivia
Paperback      ISBN: 1472814061
The Pacific War was the climax of the decades-long Wars of Liberation, and is one of the most important conflicts in South American history. After winning their independence from Spain in 1825, Peru and Bolivia became separate nations - but over the following years repeated attempts to re-unite them were frustrated by the neighboring powers, particularly Chile. By the 1870s Chilean military superiority and expansionist policies exploded into full scale conflict. This book examines the troops, uniforms and equipment used by forces on all three sides of the conflict and traces the events of the war from the early naval blockades to the full-scale amphibious landings undertaken by the Chilean forces. The war ended in total victory for Chile, and that country's emergence thereafter as 'the Prussia of South America', while it cost Peru a lucrative province, and Bolivia its outlet to the Pacific coast.
Hach Winik
Hach Winik
Hardcover      ISBN: 8498014131
Beautiful and haunting, the images in this photographic chronicle represent 10 years among the Lacandon Mayans in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. What results is an intimate portrait that illuminates very essence of the Hach Winik, or ?Real People,
The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon
The Boiling River
Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501119478
A geoscientist who heard tales from his Peruvian grandfather about a mysterious river that burns as if it is on fire ventures deep into the Amazon in search of it while navigating scientific, political, and personal obstacles.