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  • The Lost City of the Monkey God

    Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumours have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden deep in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and warn the legendary city is cursed: to enter it is a death sentence. They call it the Lost City of the Monkey God. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mayan Civilization: A History From Beginning to End

    by Henry Freeman ...
    Making sense of our universe...It's an age-old practice that transcends cultures and generations. From our vantage point, the larger than life Maya civilization grappled with the urge in a grand scale. Join us as we take a voyage to understand the ways of the Maya.Inside you will read about...✓ Who Made Contact? Early Explorers and their Impact✓ How the Maya Wanted to Be Represented - History ... Read more

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  • Hell's Gorge

    The Battle to Build the Panama Canal

    2014 is the 100-year-anniversary of the panama canal: one of the most extraordinary engineering feats in world history.Hell's Gorge traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Man Who Loved Dogs

    Translated by Anna Kushner ...
    •THE MASTERPIECE OF ONE OF BITTER LEMON’S BESTSELLING AUTHORS.• MOSCOW UNDER STALIN, THE MEXICO OF FRIDA KAHLO, TROTSKY’S ASSASSINATION, AND CONTEMPORARY CUBA, ALL IN A PRIZE WINNING HISTORICAL NOVEL.•WIDE REVIEW COVERAGE EXPECTED. SHOULD BENEFIT FROM THE WAVE OF INTEREST IN THIS ERA BY HISTORIANS, NOVELISTS AND FILM-MAKERS.•WINNER OF THE PREMIO FRANCESCO GELMI DI CAPORIACO 2010 IN ITALY, PRIX ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Night of Sorrows

    War God Trilogy: Book Three

    Book 3 - War God
    Cortés and his small army of Conquistadors enter Tenochtitlan, the island city of the Aztecs, as guests of the psychotic emperor Moctezuma who plans to trap them there and kill them all.In a stunning coup, Cortés acts first, taking the emperor hostage and ruling the Aztecs through him. All of Mexico seems about to fall into his hands until a report comes from the coast of the arrival of a new ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • American History

    Little Known Secrets That Everyone Should Know About The 22nd Amendment, The Bill of Rights, The Boston Tea Party, The Civil War, The Cold War, The Declaration of Independence and More

    by Jerry Johnson ...
    In this compelling block-buster guide discover hard-hitting facts about American History, The 22nd Amendment, The Bill of Rights, The Boston Tea Party, The Civil War, The Cold War, The Declaration of Independence and more. ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Mexico

    From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

    series Ancient Peoples and Places
    This book, long recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region's pre-columbian civilizations, has now been completely revised for its seventh edition. Spectacular new discoveries have thrown more light on the Olmec culture, Mexicos earliest civilization. At the great city of Teotihuacan, recent investigations in the earliest monumental pyramid indicate the antiquity ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Coffeeland

    A History

    *Winner of the 2022 Cherasco International Prize*'Thoroughly engrossing' Michael Pollan, The Atlantic'Wonderful, energising' Kathryn Hughes, The GuardianCoffee is one of the most valuable commodities in the history of the global economy and the world's most popular drug. The very word 'coffee' is one of the most widespread on the planet. Augustine Sedgewick's brilliant new history tells the hidden ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Jungle of Stone

    The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya

    The acclaimed chronicle of the discovery of the legendary lost civilization of the Maya. Includes the history of the major Maya sites, including Palenque, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tuloom, Copan, and more.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Illustrated with a map and more than 100 images.In 1839, rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Havana Fever

    Translated by Peter Bush ...
    Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. The return of Mario Conde. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Havana Black

    A Lieutenant Mario Conde Mystery

    Translated by Peter Bush ...
    series Mario Conde Investigates
    Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. Second Conde mystery set in languid Havana. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • A History of Violence

    Living and Dying in Central America

    This is a book about one of the deadliest places in the worldEl Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years, with Guatemala close behind. Every day more than 1,000 people—men, women, and children—flee these three countries for North America. Óscar Martínez, author of The Beast, named one of the best books of the year by the Economist, Mother Jones ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Maya Roads

    One Woman's Journey Among the People of the Rainforest

    In Maya Roads, McConahay draws upon her three decades of traveling and living in Central America's remote landscapes to create a fascinating chronicle of the people, politics, archaeology, and species of the Central American rainforest, the cradle of Maya civilization. Captivated by the magnificence and mystery of the jungle, the author brings to life the intense beauty, the fantastic locales, the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Heart That Bleeds

    Latin America Now

    An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba. ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Fifth Sun

    A New History of the Aztecs

    In November 1519, Hernando Cortés walked along a causeway leading to the capital of the Aztec kingdom and came face to face with Moctezuma. That story--and the story of what happened afterwards--has been told many times, but always following the narrative offered by the Spaniards. After all, we have been taught, it was the Europeans who held the pens. But the Native Americans were intrigued by the ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • What You Have Heard Is True

    A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

    Carolyn Forché is 27 when a mysterious stranger calling himself Leonel appears on her doorstep, having driven direct from El Salvador. A friend has heard rumours about who he might be - a communist, a CIA operative, a sharpshooter, a revolutionary, a small coffee farmer - but nobody seems to know for certain.Captivated for reasons she doesn't fully understand, she accepts his invitation to visit ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Lost Chronicles Of The Maya Kings

    by David Drew ...
    A fascinating history of the Maya - drawing on a wealth of recent archaeological discoveries - whose civilisation in the jungles of Central America was for almost a thousand years hidden from the world.Over the last two centuries explorers have made the most remarkable discoveries in the tropical forests of Central America. Across much of present-day Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras dozens ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Colombia and the United States

    War, Unrest and Destabilization

    series Open Media Series
    Every year the United States spends millions of dollars to help the war-ravaged country of Colombia. But help it with what? In Colombia and the U.S. Mario Murillo explores the misdirected and devastating impact that U.S. military "aid" continues to have on the war torn-people of Colombia. Beginning with a brief history of Colombia, Murillo analyzes the complex forces driving Colombia's current ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Havana Gold

    The Havana Quartet

    Translated by Peter Bush ...
    series Mario Conde Investigates
    Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. The fourth of the Havana Quartet series. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Salvador

    by Joan Didion ...
    El Salvador, 1982, is at the height of a ghastly civil war. Joan Didion travels from battlefields to body dumps, interviews a puppet president, considers the distinctly Salvadorean meaning of the verb 'to disappear' and trains a merciless eye not only on the terror there but also on the depredations and evasions of US foreign policy. Salvador is a restless and unflinching masterclass in the art of ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Paisanos

    The Forgotten Irish Who Changed the Face of Latin America

    by Tim Fanning ...
    The epic story of the forgotten Irish men and women who changed the face of Latin America forever.In the early nineteenth century, thousands of volunteers left Ireland behind to join the fight for South American independence. Lured by the promise of adventure, fortune and the opportunity to take a stand against colonialism, they braved the treacherous Atlantic crossing to join the ranks of the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sandino's Communism

    Spiritual Politics for the Twenty-First Century

    Drawing on previously unknown or unassimilated sources, Donald C. Hodges here presents an entirely new interpretation of the politics and philosophy of Augusto C. Sandino, the intellectual progenitor of Nicaragua's Sandinista revolution.The first part of the book investigates the political sources of Sandino's thought in the works of Babeuf, Buonarroti, Blanqui, Proudhon, Bakunin, Most, Malatesta, ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • Havana Blue

    Translated by Peter Bush ...
    series Mario Conde Investigates
    A scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. The third in the Havana Quartet series. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • A Camera in the Garden of Eden

    The Self-Forging of a Banana Republic

    by Kevin Coleman ...
    In the early twentieth century, the Boston-based United Fruit Company controlled the production, distribution, and marketing of bananas, the most widely consumed fresh fruit in North America. So great was the company’s power that it challenged the sovereignty of the Latin American and Caribbean countries in which it operated, giving rise to the notion of company-dominated “banana republics.”In A ... Read more

    $68.99 AUD