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,
The History of Latin America
Collision of Cultures
Paperback ISBN: 1403980810
This narrative history of Latin America surveys five centuries in less than five hundred pages. The first third of the book moves from the Americas before Columbus to the wars for independence in the early nineteenth century. The construction of new nations and peoples in the nineteenth century forms the middle third, and the final section analyzes economic development, rising political participation, and the search of identity over the last century. The collision of peoples and cultures--Native Americans, Europeans, Africans--that defines Latin America, and gives it both its unity and diversity, provides the central theme of this concise, synthetic history.
My First Years in the Fur Trade
The Journals of 1802-1804
Hardcover ISBN: 0873514122
Written when Nelson was between the ages of 15 and 17, these journals track his growth from homesick boy to weathered and experienced trader. The volume also tells of his daily work as a fur clerk, and the goings-on of the world around him; and it provides details concerning the lives of the other fur workers and the neighboring Objiwa peoples. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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 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.
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.
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.
The Speed of Dreams
Selected Writings 2001-2007
Paperback ISBN: 0872864782
This volume collects writings by Mexican Zapatista insurgent Subcomandante Marcos made public following the publication of Our Word Is Our Weapon in 2001. Among the 40 writings collected are "literary" allegorical, philosophical, and poetic texts, as well as shorter examples of historical or logistical communiqués that the editors feel "reflect the poetics of praxis." Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)