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Tropical Tours to Toltec Towns in Mexico, Presented with Compliments of the Mexican National R.R.: The Shortest, Quickest and Most Picturesque Route between Mexico and the United States [Railroad]

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mexican National Railroad / C.G. Crawford Print: 1893

Seller ID: 2266098


2 inch tear to spine base, 2 inch tear to spine head, minor loss from spine and edges. 1893 Stapled Binding. 60, [4] pp. A guide to towns in Mexico, published by the Mexican National Railroad company, with photographs throughout. View more info

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Mi Pais Inventado: Un Paseo Nostalgico por Chile

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rayo: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200718


2nd printing. Signed by author without inscription. Spanish text. Near fine.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 219 pp. Spanish text. El primer recuerdo que Isabel Allende tiene de Chile es el de una casa que nunca conoció: la casa grande y vieja de la calle Cueto, donde nació su madre. Esta casa, evocada por su abuelo con tanta frecuencia que Isabel cree haber vivido allí, se convierte en la protagonista de su primera novela La... View more info

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My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HaperCollinsPublishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200717


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Front bottom right corner of jacket lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 199 pp. Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. The large old house on the Calle Cueto, where her mother was born and which her grandfather evoked so frequently that Isabel felt as if she had lived there, became the protagonist of her first novel, The House of th... View more info

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The Mythology of Mexico and Central America

By: Bierhorst, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195093


First printing. Cover lightly toned, ink name on front endpaper. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 249 pp. In this expansive volume, John Bierhorst brings to light the gods and heroes of pre-Columbian times--and demonstrates that they are very much alive today. The book provides translations of twenty basic myths, showing how these have influenced the artistic, literary, and political life of modern Mexico and Central America. Origi... View more info

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Lost City of the Incas (Lost City of the Incas Txt 33)

By: Bingham, Hiram

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Atheneum Books: 1963

Seller ID: 1644844


Lightly rubbed. 1963 Mass Market Paperback. In the earliest days of the 20th century, Bingham ventured into the wild and then unknown country of the Eastern Peruvian Andes. In 1911, he came upon the fabulous Inca city that ultimately made him famous: Machu Picchu. And his achievement did not end there, because in the space of one short season he went on to discover two more lost cities: Vitcos, where the last of the Emperors was assassinated, and another settlement burie... View more info

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Psychological Impacts of Exile: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Families in Mexico

By: Bottinelli, Maria Cristina; Maldonado, Ignacio; Troya, Estela; Herrera, Pablo; Rodriguez, Carlos

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Hemispheric Migration Project, Center for Immigration Policy and Refugee Assitance, Georgetown University: 1990

Seller ID: 1262599


Bright copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. 59 pp. Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugee families in Mexico City are adapting as best they can to their new surroundings. In psychological terms, however, their adjustment brings short-tem relief yet poses long-term difficulties. The demands of day-to-day living have all but suspended the natural mourning process for the losses they have endured. By not coming to terms with the past, they face serious difficulties making decisions about... View more info

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Latin America's Nationalistic Revolutions (The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Science, Volume 334, March 1961)

By: Burr, Robert N.; Sellin, Thorsten; Lambert, Richard D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: American Academy of Political and Social Science: 1961

Seller ID: 1526358


1961 Hard Cover. 206 pp. 9 x 6 1/8. CONTENTS: Foreword; Nationalism and the Revolution of Expectation; Revolutionary Factors and Forces; The Latin-American Revolutions; The United States Response; Book Department - American Government and History; European Government and History; Asia and Africa; International Relations; Economics and Labor; Sociology and Education. View more info

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Cortez; or the Conquest of Mexico. as Related by a Father to His Children, and Designed for the Instruction of Youth.

By: Campe, J.H. [Joachim Heinrich]; Helme, Elizabeth

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Printed for C. Cradock and W. Joy and P. Norbury: 1811

Seller ID: 2201455


Fold-out map included. Front board loose, spine label absent, corners rubbed with minor loss. We have left the binding as is so the book's next owner can have restorations done to his/her specifications. 1811 Full-Leather. iv, 259, [1] pp. 12mo. Original full tree calf. Translated from the German of J.H. Campe (author of the New Robinson Crusoe) by Elizabeth Helme (author of The History of England, Scotland, Rome, &c. &c.), with the translator's last corrections and impr... View more info

Perpetuating Power: How Mexican Presidents Were Chosen

By: Castaneda, Jorge G.; Smithies, Padraic Arthur (Translator)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: The New Press: 2000

Seller ID: 1523041


2000 Trade Paperback. 248 pp. The widely acclaimed explication of Mexican politics from 'one of the most insightful Mexican intellectuals' (The New York Times Book Review). Jorge Castañeda, recently named Mexico's foreign minister, has been both an insider and an outsider in Mexico's political system. In Perpetuating Power, he lays bare the often mystifying workings of power in Mexico, offering readers what the New York Times Book Review called 'an unusually revealing e... View more info

Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270633


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 238 pp. The I in these critical essays by novelist, poet, scholar, and activist/curandera Ana Castillo is that of the Mexic-Amerindian woman living in the United States. The essays are addressed to everyone interested in the roots of the colonized woman's reality. Castillo introduces the term Xicanisma in a passionate call for a politi... View more info

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The Brazilian Expeditionary Force by Its Commander

By: de Moraes, Marshal J.B. Mascarenhas

Price: $60.00

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office: 1966

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2205536


Second edition, revised and enlarged. Endpapers lightly spotted. 1966 Hard Cover. xxi, 279 pp. 8vo. An English translation of the history of Brazil's armed forces during World War II, written by their commander, with a foreword by Willis D. Crittenberger, Commander General, U.S. IV Corps. Though Brazil's forces fell under the high command of American officers, they were distinctive as the only Latin American presence of division strength in the war, and along with U.S. B... View more info

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Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States

By: Degler, Carl N.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The University of Wisconsin Press: 1986

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 1896628


6th printing. Highlighting on 26 pages, otherwise excellent. 1986 Trade Paperback. xxi, 302 pp. Carl Degler’s 1971 Pulitzer-Prize-winning study of comparative slavery in Brazil and the United States is reissued in the Wisconsin paperback edition, making it accessible for all students of American and Latin American history and sociology. Until Degler’s groundbreaking work, scholars were puzzled by the differing courses of slavery and race relations in the two countrie... View more info

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Miami

By: Didion, Joan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268630


First printing. Faint smudge on rear wrapper. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 238 pp. Looks at the relationship between Miami natives and the Cuban refugees trying to establish new lives. It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. fore... View more info

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Eva Peron

By: Fraser, Nicholas; Navarro, Marysa

Price: $2.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1981

Seller ID: 1515312


1981 Trade Paperback. 192 pp. María Eva Duarte de Perón (7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) was the second wife of President Juan Domingo Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is often referred to as simply Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita, which literally translates into English as Little Eva. View more info

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Cars of Cuba

By: Garcia, Cristina; Greene, Joshua; Allen, DD

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1995

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200998


Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Very faintly toned. 1995 Soft Cover. 64 pp. Cubans call them cacharros: the gorgeous old American cars of the '40s and '50s that can be found throughout the country. There are classic Chevrolets, Fords, Lincolns, Cadillacs, Packards, Oldsmobiles, Buicks, De Sotos, Dodges, Pontiacs, Studebakers, Thunderbirds, Ramblers, and more, all from Detroit's golden age and all still on the road. Cars of Cuba - with an introduction by ... View more info

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Havana Dreams: A Story of Cuba

By: Gimbel, Wendy

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200944


First edition. Pages toned.Jacket toned. 1998 Hard Cover. 234 pp. A fascinating, powerfully evocative story of four generations of Cuban women, through whose lives the author illuminates a vivid picture--both personal and historical--of Cuba in our century.When I want to read a culture, writes Wendy Gimbel in her prologue, I listen to stories about families, sensing in their contours the substance of larger mysteries. And certainly in the Revuelta family she has found a ... View more info

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Looking for History: Dispatches from Latin America

By: Guillermoprieto, Alma

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261540


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2002 Trade Paperback. From the esteemed New Yorker correspondent comes an incisive volume of essays and reportage that vividly illuminates Latin America’s recent history. Only Alma Guillermoprieto, the most highly regarded writer on the region, could unravel the complex threads of Colombia’s cocaine wars or assess the combination of despotism, charm, and political jiu-jitsu that has kept Fidel Castro in power for more than 40 years. And ... View more info

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Jungle Pilot: The Life and Witness of Nate Saint - The Inventive Genius of Operation Auca

By: Hitt, Russell T.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1959

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2267109


Fifth printing. Light stain along jacket base, half-inch chip along top edge of jacket near spine, jacket flaps faintly foxed. Light stain along base of front board, label on front paste-down endpaper hidden by front jacket flap, top page ridge faintly foxed. 1959 Hard Cover. 303 pp. Nathanael Nate Saint (August 30, 1923 – January 8, 1956) was an evangelical Christian missionary pilot to Ecuador who, accompanied by four others, was killed while attempting to evangelize... View more info

The Last of the Incas: The Rise and Fall of an American Empire

By: Hyams, Edward; Ordish, George

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1523040


First edition. Jacket rubbed.Good. 1963 Hard Cover. 294 pp. Numerous photographs. The Last of the Incas is a dramatically written, authoritative account of the Inca empire: its rulers and their queens, its unique social structure, its cultural achievements, the special circumstances of its downfall. View more info

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Diario: Autorretrato Intimo

By: Kahlo, Frida; Fuentes, Carlos; Cordero, Karen; Debroise, Olivier; Lowe, Sarah M.; Martinez-Zalce, Garciela

Price: $25.00

Publisher: La Vaca Independiente: 1995

Seller ID: 2263281


Spanish text. Light orange stain on jacket spine. 1995 Hard Cover. 296 pp. Spanish text. The reading of Frida's diary bring us closer to her interior world through her thoughts, dreams and poems. Each page shows an artistic and creative richness of her perception of life and dead. This publication is accompanied by an introduction written by Carlos Fuentes, plus a brief essay from Sara M. Lowe. This book has 296 pages with 200 magnificent color illustrations; it's been e... View more info

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The Other Campaign: La Otra Campaña (Bilingual Edition)

By: Marcos, Subcomandante

Price: $5.00

Publisher: City Lights: 2008

Seller ID: 2199129


Light edge wear, minor highlighting. 2008 Mass Market Paperback. The Other Campaign is a collection of texts by Subcomandante Marcos and his Zapatista compañeros that articulate a vision for “change from below,” a call to create social change beyond the limits of electoral politics. As Mexico approaches the presidential elections, Marcos and supporters are touring the country in an effort to build a broad-based movement. The book includes a recent interview with ... View more info

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The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis

By: May, Ernest R.; Zelikow, Philip D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 2201915


Bottom edge of front board bumped.Near Fine. 1997 Hard Cover. xv, 728 pp. October 1962: the United States and the Soviet Union stood eyeball to eyeball, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate civilization in the Northern Hemisphere. It was one of the most dangerous moments in world history. Day by day, for two weeks, the inner circle of President Kennedy's National Security Council debated what to do, twice coming to the brink of attacking Soviet military ... View more info

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The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis

By: May, Ernest R.; Zelikow, Philip D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 2000

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2206067


5th printing. Wrapper corners re-enforced with tape, ink name to half-title page. 2000 Trade Paperback. xv, 728 pp. October 1962: the United States and the Soviet Union stood eyeball to eyeball, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate civilization in the Northern Hemisphere. It was one of the most dangerous moments in world history. Day by day, for two weeks, the inner circle of President Kennedy's National Security Council debated what to do, twice coming ... View more info

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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

By: McCullough, David G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265814


2004 Classic Edition. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 698 pp. 8vo. Winner of the National Book Award for history, The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, a... View more info

Slave Mutiny: The Revolt on the Schooner Amistad

By: Owens, William A.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: John Day Company: 1953

Seller ID: 1311196


No jacket. Edge wear, pages toned, minor foxing on page ridges. 1953 Hard Cover. 312 pp. An account of the famous slave mutiny on the Amistad, which inspired a film named after the ship. View more info

The Penguin History of the World

By: Roberts, J.M.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1995

Seller ID: 1500644


Cover heavily creased, light foxing on page ridges, pages toned. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 1151 pp. First published in 1976 to great acclaim, this major one-volume history has been fully revised for this third edition and contains 90 maps. A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgments. There is nothing better of its kind. -- Sunday Telegraph View more info

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The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border

By: Rodriguez, Teresa; Montane, Diana; Pulitzer, Lisa

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1534995


First edition. Includes original jacket.Very Good. 2007 Hard Cover. 316 pp. For the last nine years, the city of Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico has been the centre of an ongoing phenomenon of female homicides. As of February 2005 more than 370 bodies have been recovered, with over 400 women still missing, according to Amnesty International. The BBC News reported in November 2005 that 28 women had been murdered so far in 2005. As for who is behind the murders, the answe... View more info

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Scandals in the House of Birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlan

By: Tarn, Nathaniel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Marsilio: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195832


First edition. Light rubbing to jacket. 1998 Hard Cover. x, 397 pp. Written by one of anthropology's and poetry's leading innovators, Nathaniel Tarn, the book is at the cutting edge in ethnographic representation. It reflects the author's nearly five decades of scholarly dedication to the Tz'utujil Mayan town of Santiago Atitlan, and demonstrates the craftsmanship of a master poet and writer. View more info

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History of the United States, from the Earliest Discoveries to the Present Time. With Additions, Containing History of the British American Provinces, History of Mexico, and the Constitution of the United States, with Explanatory Notes and Questions.

By: Willson, Marcius

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ivison & Phinney: 1857

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 2204153


Fifty-Fifth edition. No jacket, edges rubbed, one inch stain to front board, pages lightly foxed. 1857 Hard Cover. viii, 429 pp. CONTENTS: Part I. Voyages and Discoveries: Chapter I. Voyages, Conquests, and Discoveries in the Southern Portions of North America. Chapter II. Northern and Eastern Coasts of North America. Part II. Early Settlements and Colonial History: Chapter I. Virginia. Chapter II. Massachusetts. Chapter III. New Hampshire. Chapter IV. Connecticut. Chapt... View more info

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B. Traven: A Vision of Mexico

By: Zogbaum, Heidi

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc.: 1992

Seller ID: 2202252


Still in plastic wrap. 1992 Hard Cover. xxiii, 255 pp. 8vo. Author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and other popular novels about Mexico, B. Traven surrounded his identity with mysteries designed to confound biographers. Now Heidi Zogbaum has produced a study of this enigmatic yet important author, linking his oeuvre with both Mexican and German politics of the 1920s and 1930s. B. Traven, best known for the novel behind the motion picture The Treasure of the Sierra ... View more info