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Don't Be Afraid Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart : The Story of Elvia Alvarado
Don't Be Afraid Gringo
A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart : The Story of Elvia Alvarado
Paperback      ISBN: 006097205x
The author, a peasant organizer, explains how she became involved with the politics of her country, and describes the repression of the poor in Honduras
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Leaving Orbit
Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Paperback      ISBN: 155597709x
The winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, exploring Florida's Space Coast and the history of NASA, takes measure of what American spaceflight has achieved and gathers possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore? Original.
Camera in Jamaica
Camera in Jamaica
Hardcover      SKU: 1199064963
A Shepherd's Diary
A Shepherd's Diary
Hardcover      ISBN: 2890885917
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
The Lost City of the Monkey God
A True Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1455540013
The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease. Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.
Cuba and the United States: Ties of Singular Intimacy
Cuba and the United States
Ties of Singular Intimacy
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0820324833
This history of U.S.-Cuban relations focuses primarily on the impact of the relationship on the government, economy, and people of the island nation from the mid-1700s to the present. Pérez (history, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) sees U.S. interventions in pursuit of economic and strategic gains as having caused innumerable problems for Cuba and all but guaranteeing the current state of mutually hostile relations. This new edition has been updated to include some discussion of recent events (which, however, represent only a minor portion of the text). Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Paperback      ISBN: 1400078458
Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, with the author's own adventure-filled quest into the uncharted wilderness to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what really lies deep in the Amazon jungle. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad
Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579651232
Complemented by an introduction by John Kenneth Galbraith, the author's illustrated journal of her travels beside First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy features whimsical paintings in a folk art style, anecdotes, and historic photographs. 20,000 first printing.
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
Paperback      ISBN: 1250074851
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Tattooed Soldier presents a firsthand, official account of the 2010 survival story involving 33 miners who were trapped for a record 69 days in a Chilean mine.