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  • Open Veins of Latin America

    Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

    Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Open Veins of Latin America

    five centuries of the pillage of a continent

    Translated by Cedric Belfrage ...
    Since its US debut, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organised the various facets ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Batista Unleashed

    by Dave Batista ...
    series WWE
    People around the world know Dave Batista as World Wrestling Entertainment's "the Animal," the rope-shaking, spine-busting World Heavyweight Champion, one of the most popular Superstars in recent years.The crowd turned Batista from heel to babyface after they were electrified by his awesome physique and physical wrestling style.Few fans, however, know that Batista didn't join the profession until ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Penguin History Of Latin America

    New Edition

    Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The War Lovers

    Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

    by Evan Thomas ...
    The national bestselling and “compulsively readable” history of late 19th century American war fever “is hard to forget and hard to put down” (The New York Times Book Review).On February 15, 1898, the American ship USS Maine mysteriously exploded in the Havana Harbor. Some in the United States greeted the event with more enthusiasm than alarm. Dismayed by the “closing” of the Western frontier, ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Cuba : What Everyone Needs To Know

    What Everyone Needs to Know

    by Julia E Sweig ...
    series What Everyone Needs To Know®
    Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic group in Florida, and the exile community is so ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Conquest of New Spain

    You don't have to be a history lover to enjoy Bernal Diaz del Castillo's first-person narrative "The Conquest of New Spain." His personal tale about being a conquistador during the fall of the Aztec empire is filled with beautiful imagery, frightful battles, and unspoken orders that occurred during the 1500's. The account also describes the Aztec culture with profound detail and insight; Castillo ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Tango War

    The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II

    One of WW2 Reads "Top 20 Must-Read WWII Books of 2018" • A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of September • One of The Progressive's "Favorite Books of 2018"The gripping and little known story of the fight for the allegiance of Latin America during World War IIThe Tango War by Mary Jo McConahay fills an important gap in WWII history. Beginning in the thirties, both side... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Exposing the Real Che Guevara

    And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him

    A debunking of liberal myths about one of the most bloodthirsty icons of the twentieth century.Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the mainstream media celebrate Ernesto "Che" Guevara as a saint, a sex symbol, and a selfless martyr. But their ideas about Che—whose face adorns countless T-shirts and posters—are based on the lies of Fidel Castro's murderous dictatorship.Che's hipster fans are classic ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America

    by Michael Reid ...
    The bestselling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America—now fully revised and updated.Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid’s bestselling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the “Forgotten Continent.” The former Americas editor for the Economist, Reid suggests that ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    This book presents a very short introduction to the Aztecs using interpretive tools from religious studies and anthropology to uncover the paradox of Aztec life; on the one hand a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry and philosophic rhetoric while on the other hand a people profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Cost of Courage in Aztec Society

    Essays on Mesoamerican Society and Culture

    How can men be brought to look steadily on the face of battle? Tenochtitlán, the great city of the Aztecs, was the creation of war, and war was its dynamic. In the title work of this compelling collection of essays, Inga Clendinnen reconstructs the sequence of experiences through which young Aztec warriors were brought to embrace their duty to their people, to their city, and to the forces that ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Confidence Men

    Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

    by Ron Suskind ...
    The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single, powerful, quintessentially American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, tapping brazen innovations over the past three decades, learned how to manufacture it.Until August 2007, when that confidence finally began to crumble.In this gripping and brilliantly reported book, Ron Suskind tells the story of what ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Without Fidel

    A Death Foretold in Miami, Havana and Washington

    From the award-winning reporter and go-to source on Cuban-Miami politics Ann Louise Bardach comes a riveting, eye-opening account of the last chapter in the life of Fidel Castro: his near death and marathon finale, his enemies and their fifty-year failed battle to eliminate him, and the carefully planned succession and early reign of his brother Raúl.Ann Louise Bardach offers a spellbinding ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies

    series THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY
    This is a seventeenth century translation of a "Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias", an impassioned tirade against Spanish behavior across South America and the Caribbean, recording a litany of horrors committed against the indigenous people there. In the process, De Las Casas also provides vivid images of the cultures being destroyed, so that this outpouring of outrage and pity ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • The Motorcycle Diaries

    series Penguin Modern Classics
    'A Latin American James Dean or Jack Kerouac' Washington Post'It's true; Marxists just wanna have fun... a revolutionary bestseller' GuardianAt the age of twenty-three, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado set out from their native Argentina to explore their continent, with only a single 1939 Norton motorcycle to carry them, nicknamed La Poderosa ('the powerful one').They travelled ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Malinche's Conquest

    by Anna Lanyon ...
    'Lanyon has spent more than a decade pursing this elusive woman, Malinche---in archives, in churches, in forgotten corners of Mexico. Lanyon has read her sources sensitively, and distils their magic with grace. The story of her quest is mesmerising, and its telling to be relished, with the prose simple, spare, but lifting easily into poetry. Anyone who loves Mexico, old tales or fine prose should ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Che Guevara

    A Biography

    by Daniel James ...
    The controversial life and career of Ernesto Ché Guevara (1928-1967) has earned the revolutionary leader admirers and detractors across the world. In his critical biography, Daniel James penetrates the myths that have grown up around Guevara since his death. The biography carefully analyzes the Cold War situations in which Guevara lived and fought, and which turned the young medical student into a ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • A Short History of Brazil

    From Pre-Colonial Peoples to Modern Economic Miracle

    by Gordon Kerr ...
    The recorded history of Brazil is brief when compared to most European countries, having been discovered by Portuguese sailor and explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral just over five hundred years ago. Since then, however, its history has been turbulent, blighted by rebellion, cruelty, dictatorship and poverty. But, it is also a vibrant, exciting and ethnically diverse nation that has, in the face of ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Empire's Workshop

    Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism

    by Greg Grandin ...
    series American Empire Project
    An eye-opening examination of Latin America**'s role as proving ground for** U.S. imperial strategies and tacticsIn recent years, one book after another has sought to take the measure of the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy. In their search for precedents, they invoke the Roman and British empires as well as postwar reconstructions of Germany and Japan. Yet they consistently ignore ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • I Swear I Saw This

    Drawings in Fieldwork Notebooks, Namely My Own

    I Swear I Saw This records visionary anthropologist Michael Taussig’s reflections on the fieldwork notebooks he kept through forty years of travels in Colombia. Taking as a starting point a drawing he made in Medellin in 2006—as well as its caption, “I swear I saw this”—Taussig considers the fieldwork notebook as a type of modernist literature and the place where writers and other creators first ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • El Norte

    The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America

    by Carrie Gibson ...
    For reasons of language and history, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all others. However, as Carrie Gibson explains with great depth and clarity in El Norte, America has much older Spanish roots - ones that have long been unacknowledged or marginalized. The Hispanic past of the United States predates the arrival of the Pilgrims by a century and has been every bit as important ... Read more

    $15.99 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

  • Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    From its obscure beginnings in Jamaica in the early 1930s, Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement. It is estimated that 700,000 to 1 million people worldwide have embraced Rastafari, and adherents of the movement can be found in most of the major population centres and many outposts of the world. Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of this ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD