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  • Open Veins of Latin America

    Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

    by Eduardo Galeano

    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

    $22.98 AUD

  • The Motorcycle Diaries

    Notes on a Latin American Journey

    by Ernesto Che Guevara and 1 more

    The New York Times best-selling book of the popular movie STARRING GAEL GARCIA BERNALThe young Che Guevara’s lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Times best seller. This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Open Veins of Latin America

    five centuries of the pillage of a continent

    by Eduardo Galeano and 2 more

    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

    $19.57 AUD

  • Batista Unleashed

    by Dave Batista and 1 more

    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

    by Edwin Williamson

    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

    $16.05 AUD

  • The Tango War

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

    by Mary Jo McConahay

    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""Masterful...not only filled with engrossing history but includes a cast of characters who could be the subject of Hollywood movies." —San Francisco Chronicle"Riveting...McConahay is a seasoned storyteller. ... ... Read more

    $25.84 AUD

  • The Conquest of New Spain

    by Bernal Diaz del Castillo

    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

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Latin Table

    Easy, Flavorful Recipes from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Beyond

    by Isabel Cruz

    For more than two decades, customers have lined up outside the doors of west coast chef Isabel Cruz’s three popular restaurants. Cruz, who is known for her innovative and healthy twist on traditional Latin fare, balances her ingredients to cook the delicious food that she, her family, and her restaurant patrons love. This book is full of simple, easy-to-make recipes with the Latin flavors you’ll ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Exposing the Real Che Guevara

    And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him

    by Humberto Fontova

    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

    $15.50 AUD

  • The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

    by David Carrasco

    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

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Cost of Courage in Aztec Society

    Essays on Mesoamerican Society and Culture

    by Inga Clendinnen

    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

    $26.17 AUD

  • Critical Lives: Che Guevara

    by Eric Luther and 1 more

    The Critical Lives series takes a biographical look at pivotal, fascinating people and a critical look at the work and accomplishments that, rightly or wrongly, made them unique, influential, and enduring. Discover the events that shaped their lives and how they came to shape our worldChe Guevara is a legend. The son of Argentine intellectuals, he became first a physician, then a brilliant ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • Latin America Diaries

    The Sequel to The Motorcycle Diaries

    by Ernesto Che Guevara

    "A wonderful glimpse into the maturing mind of a great man and a vital companion to the previous Che diaries."-Michael McCaughan, The Irish Times"Guevara . . . chronicles labor uprisings and resistance against the influences and interests of the US and its intelligence operations. Guevara's passions for history, archaeology, and science are also apparent in this absorbing glimpse of the ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

    by Matthew Restall

    Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortés, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, ... Read more

    $20.45 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

    $9.89 AUD

  • The Darker Side of Western Modernity

    Global Futures, Decolonial Options

    by Walter D. Mignolo

    series Latin america otherwise: languages, empires, nations
    During the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, coloniality emerged as a new structure of power as Europeans colonized the Americas and built on the ideas of Western civilization and modernity as the endpoints of historical time and Europe as the center of the world. Walter D. Mignolo argues that coloniality is the darker side of Western modernity, a complex matrix of power that has been created and ... Read more

    $38.05 AUD

  • Without Fidel

    A Death Foretold in Miami, Havana and Washington

    by Ann Louise Bardach

    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

  • I Swear I Saw This

    Drawings in Fieldwork Notebooks, Namely My Own

    by Michael Taussig

    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

    $29.58 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

    $17.37 AUD

  • Che Guevara

    A Biography

    by Daniel James and 1 more

    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

    $21.11 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

    $15.94 AUD

  • A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies

    by Bartolomé de las Casas

    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

    $4.59 AUD