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Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

By: South/Paterson, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195101201

ISBN: 0195101200

Condition: USED


Today they stand as enemies, but in the 1950s, few countries were as closely intertwined as Cuba and the United States. Thousands of Americans (including Ernest Hemingway and Errol Flynn) lived on the island, and, in the United States, dancehalls swayed to the mambo beat. The strong-arm Batista regime depended on Washington's support, and it invited American gangsters like Meyer Lansky to build fancy casinos for U.S. tourists. Major league scouts searched for Cuban talent: The New York Giants even offered a contract to a young pitcher named Fidel Castro. In 1955, Castro did come to the United ... View more info

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Evita: In My Own Words

By: South/Peron, Evita

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NEW PR: 5/24/2017

Seller ID: 9781565843530

ISBN: 1565843533

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The deathbed manuscript attributed to Eva Peron. View more info

History Of The Conquest Of Peru

By: South/Prescott, William H

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 8/8/2017

Seller ID: 9780760761373

ISBN: 076076137X

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Facundo or, Civilization and Barbarism

By: South/Sarmiento, Domingo

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/16/2014

Seller ID: 9780140436778

ISBN: 0140436774

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Ostensibly a biography of the gaucho barbarian Juan Facundo Quiroga, Facundo is also a complex, passionate work of history, sociology, and political commentary, and Latin America's most important essay of the nineteenth century. View more info

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Huarochiri: An Andean Society Under Inca and Spanish Rule

By: South/Spalding, Karen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR: 3/11/2016

Seller ID: 0804715165

ISBN: 0804715165

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Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)

By: South/Starn, Orin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780822336495

ISBN: 0822336499

Condition: USED


Sixteenth-century Spanish soldiers described Peru as a land filled with gold and silver, a place of untold wealth. Nineteenth-century travelers wrote of soaring Andean peaks plunging into luxuriant Amazonian canyons of orchids, pythons, and jaguars. The early-twentieth-century American adventurer Hiram Bingham told of the raging rivers and the wild jungles he traversed on his way to rediscovering the "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. Seventy years later, news crews from ABC and CBS traveled to Peru to report on merciless terrorists, starving peasants, and Colombian drug runners in the "w... View more info

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Boys from Dolores: Fidel Casto's Classmates from Revolution to Exile

By: South/Symmes, Patrick

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 3/1/2014

Seller ID: 9780375422836

ISBN: 0375422838

Condition: USED


From the author of "Chasing Che, " the remarkable tale of a group of boys at the heart of Cuba's political and social history. "The Boys from Dolores" illuminates the elite island society from which Fidel Castro and his brother Raul emerged.The Colegio de Dolores was a Jesuit boarding school in Santiago, Cuba's rich and ancient second city, where Fidel and Raul were educated in the 1930s and '40s. Patrick Symmes begins his story here, tracking down dozens of Fidel's schoolmates glimpsed in a single period photograph. And it is through their stories--their time at the Colegio; the catastrop... View more info

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Empire of Blue Water:Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic battle for the

By: South/Talty, Stephan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 2/16/2014

Seller ID: 9780307236609

ISBN: 0307236609

Condition: USED


He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades--and brought it to its knees. "Empire of Blue Water" is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a twenty-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean in the service of the English became legendary. His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish Empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World. Morgan gathered disaffected Eu... View more info

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Conquest: Cortes, Montezuma, and the Fall of Old Mexico

By: South/Thomas, Hugh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS:

Seller ID: 9780671511043

ISBN: 0671511041

Condition: USED


THE UNPARALLELED HISTORY OF THE FALL OF OLD MEXICO Drawing on newly discovered sources and writing with brilliance, drama, and profound historical insight, Hugh Thomas presents an engrossing narrative of one of the most significant events of Western history. Ringing with the fury of two great empires locked in an epic battle, "Conquest" captures in extraordinary detail the Mexican and Spanish civilizations and offers unprecedented in-depth portraits of the legendary opponents, Montezuma and Cortes. "Conquest" is an essential work of history from one of our most gifted historians. View more info

Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number

By: South/Timerman, Jacobo

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 394751310

ISBN: 394751310

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Smoldering Ashes: Cuzco and the Creation of Republican Peru, 1780-1840

By: South/Walker, Charles F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR: 11/29/2011

Seller ID: 0822322935

ISBN: 0822322935

Condition: USED


In "Smoldering Ashes" Charles F. Walker interprets the end of Spanish domination in Peru and that country's shaky transition to an autonomous republican state. Placing the indigenous population at the center of his analysis, Walker shows how the Indian peasants played a crucial and previously unacknowledged role in the battle against colonialism and in the political clashes of the early republican period. With its focus on Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, "Smoldering Ashes" highlights the promises and frustrations of a critical period whose long shadow remains cast on modern Peru.... View more info

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Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico

By: South/Wright, Robald

Price: $6.00

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC:

Seller ID: 9780802137289

ISBN: 0802137288

Condition: USED


The Maya created one of the world's most brilliant civilizations, famous for its art, astronomy, and deep fascination with the mystery of time. Despite collapse in the ninth century, Spanish invasion in the sixteenth, and civil war in the twentieth, eight million people in Guatemala, Belize, and southern Mexico still speak Maya languages and maintain their resilient culture to this day. Traveling through Central America's jungles and mountains, Ronald Wright explores the ancient roots of the Maya, their recent troubles, and prospects for survival. Embracing history, anthropology, politics, and... View more info

Time Among the Maya

By: South/Wright, Ronald

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 1/22/2014

Seller ID: 9780805014709

ISBN: 0805014705

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Art of Being In-between: Native Intermediaries, Indian Identity, and Local Rule

By: South/Yannakakis, Yanna

Price: $8.00

Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780822341666

ISBN: 0822341662

Condition: USED


In "The Art of Being In-between" Yanna Yannakakis rethinks processes of cultural change and indigenous resistance and accommodation to colonial rule through a focus on the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, a rugged, mountainous, ethnically diverse, and overwhelmingly indigenous region of colonial Mexico. Her rich social and cultural history tells the story of the making of colonialism at the edge of empire through the eyes of native intermediary figures: indigenous governors clothed in Spanish silks, priests' assistants, interpreters, economic middlemen, legal agents, landed nobility, and "Indian conqui... View more info

Distant Mirror

By: Tuchman, Barbara

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 11/12/2009

Seller ID: 0394400267

ISBN: 0394400267

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Loot: The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World

By: Waxman, Sharon

Price: $7.00

Publisher: TIMES BOOKS: 3/21/2015

Seller ID: 9780805090888

ISBN: 0805090886

Condition: USED


"Fast-paced and compelling . . . Waxman has an array of wondrous tales to tell . . . Considerable, admirable, and totally absorbing."--"The Boston Globe"For the past two centuries, the West has plundered the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great museums, but in recent years the countries where ancient civilizations originated have begun to push back, taking museums to court, prosecuting curators, and threatening to force the return of these priceless objects.Sharon Waxman brings us inside this high-stakes conflict, from the great cities of the West to Egypt, Turkey, Greece,... View more info

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Germans Into Nazis

By: WW2/Fritzsche, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780674350922

ISBN: 0674350928

Condition: USED


Why did ordinary Germans vote for Hitler? In this dramatically plotted book, organized around crucial turning points in 1914, 1918, and 1933, Peter Fritzsche explains why the Nazis were so popular and what was behind the political choice made by the German people. Rejecting the view that Germans voted for the Nazis simply because they hated the Jews, or had been humiliated in World War I, or had been ruined by the Great Depression, Fritzsche makes the controversial argument that Nazism was part of a larger process of democratization and political invigoration that began with the outbre... View more info