A Book of Miracles
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0062515632
A colorfully illustrated, gift-worthy introduction to the popular Mexican folk-art charms known as "miracles" explains their history; their many shapes, sizes, styles and materials; and how to make them; and recounts the reports of miracles they have inspired.
The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Paperback ISBN: 0525434658
Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author's own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle, in the book that inspired the forthcoming film. Reprint. A #1 New York Times best-seller. Movie tie-in.
Fidel Castro Reader
Paperback ISBN: 1925317994
An outstanding new anthology by one of history's greatest orators. Here, at last, is a comprehensive anthology presenting the voice of one of history’s greatest orators, Fidel Castro. Love him or hate him, there is no denying he is a “master of the spoken word,
Death of Somoza
Paperback ISBN: 1880684268
"Gripping story of planning and execution of Somoza's 1980 assassination, as told to Alegrâia and Flakoll in 1983 by the Argentine guerrillas who carried it out. Well-translated inverviews woven into narration lend aspect of a thriller in suspense and drama. Much historical and political background on both Nicaragua and Argentina. Excellent for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58. Interviews with the commando team which carried out the assassination of deposed Nicaraguan President Somoza in Asuncion, Paraguay recreate the event
The Ascent of George Washington
the Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon
Hardcover ISBN: 1596914653
A provocative revisionist assessment of the first president reveals how Washington was not above politics and utilized considerable skills of persuasion, manipulation, and deniability throughout the Revolutionary War and his presidency while effectively maintaining a public image of virtue and non-ambitious service.
The Awakening of Latin America
A Classic Anthology of Che Guevara's Writing on Latin America
Paperback ISBN: 0980429285
The name Che Guevara is synonymous with Latin America. This classic anthology on Latin America shows his cultural depth, rigorous intellect, and intense emotion. Selected from Che's personal family archives by a leading authority on Che Guevara's life and work, this includes the best of Che's writing: examples of his journalism, essays, speeches, letters, and poems, revealing his transformation from the impressionable medical student to his death as "the heroic guerrilla" in Bolivia. Nearly half of this book is published for the first time and most of these pieces pre-date Che's arrival in Cuba with Fidel Castro's guerrilla expedition in 1956. It opens with excerpts from Che's unpublished "Bicycle Diaries," his notes from a trip around Argentina on a bicycle in 1950, the year before The Motorcycle Diaries. It features unpublished poems including "To the Bolivian Miners," "My Tears for You Guatemala," and "Spain in America"; unpublished articles including "Machu-Picchu: Enigmatic Stone of America," "View from the Bank of the Greatest of Rivers," and "Workers of the United States: Friends or Enemies?" as well as fascinating notes from the reading and study program he set himself. Also included are his notes for his unpublished book, The Social Role of Doctors in Latin America. This is the book to read after The Motorcycle Diaries and his final Bolivian Diary to discover the evolution of an extraordinary mind and individual. This anthology on Latin America is destined to become an instant classic comparable to Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America.
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Paperback ISBN: 0307278247
"From the author of 1491--the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas--a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together--and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult--the "Columbian Exchange"--underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Manila and Mexico City-- where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted--the center of the world. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination"--