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LATIN AMERICA

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A SEASON CHASING THE AMERICAN DREAM
Written by STEVE WILSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/18/2011

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00152-3

In the tradition of Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, a sensitive and clear-eyed journalist takes us deep inside Oregon’s only all-Hispanic boys’ high school soccer team, a team whose players stand on the cusp of change.

The all-Hispanic boys’ soccer team from Woodburn High has made the playoffs for nineteen straight years--but they’ve never won a championship. As they prepare to make it twenty, one thing will become clear: Los Perros play the beautiful game with heart, pride, and their...

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IMMIGRATION STORIES FROM THE ARIZONA BORDERLANDS
Written by MARGARET REGAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/12/2010

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00130-1

For the last decade, Margaret Regan has reported on the escalating chaos along the Arizona-Mexico border, ground zero for immigration since 2000. Undocumented migrants cross into Arizona in overwhelming numbers, a state whose anti-immigrant laws are the most stringent in the nation. And Arizona has the highest number of migrant deaths. Fourteen-year-old Josseline, a young girl from El Salvador who was left to die alone on the migrant trail, was just one of thousands to perish in its deserts...

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Written by NESTOR KOHAN
Illustrated by NAHUEL SCHERMA, MIRACLE JONES

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Siete Cuentos

On Sale: 09/07/2010

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-22783-1

En los Estados Unidos, a noventa millas de las costas cubanas, el tema de Fidel Castro enciende a la gente: algunos dicen que es un dictador, otros dicen que es un libertador. En Fidel, Néstor Kohan y Nahuel Scherma presentan a una de las figuras sobresalientes del siglo veinte desde la perspectiva latinoamericana: como el líder que, durante más de cincuenta años, hizo frente al poder militar más grande del mundo, y se mantuvo de pie.

Aquí, en la prosa mordaz de Kohan y las ilustraciones...

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THE ADVENTURES OF MIGUEL LITTIN
Written by GABRIEL GARCíA MáRQUEZ
Preface by FRANCISCO GOLDMAN
Translator ASA ZATZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 07/06/2010

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-1-590-17340-4

In 1973, the portly, dark-haired, bearded film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected Socialist government of Salvador Allende, replacing it with the rule of General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet’s cruel reign was to last some seventeen years, during which Chile was turned into a laboratory for the economic ideas of Milton Friedman, leading to a society where the rich became richer and the poor much poorer, and the government...

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AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF FIDEL CASTRO
Written by NESTOR KOHAN
Illustrated by NAHUEL SCHERMA, MIRACLE JONES
Translator ELISE BUCHMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 06/01/2010

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-22782-4

In the United States, ninety miles from Cuban shores, tempers flare on the subject of Fidel Castro: some say he is a liberator, some say a dictator. In Fidel, Nestor Kohan and Nahuel Scherma present one of the towering figures of the twentieth-century as he is seen by Latin Americans: as the leader who, for over fifty years, has stood up to the greatest military power in the world, and remained standing.

Here, in Kohan’s incisive prose and Scherma’s passionate illustrations, is the man who,...

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DIARY OF A DRUG WAR JOURNALIST IN COLOMBIA
Written by GARRY LEECH

Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 02/01/2010

Price: $22.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-06148-0

Independent journalist Garry Leech has spent the last eight years working in the most remote and dangerous regions of Colombia. Unlike other Western reporters, most of whom rarely leave Bogotá, Leech learns the truth about conflicts and the U.S. war on drugs directly from the source: farmers, male and female guerrillas, union organizers, indigenous communities, and many others.

Beyond Bogotá is framed around the eleven hours that Leech was held captive by the FARC, Colombia’s largest leftist...

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55 ACCOMPLISHED LATINOS RECALL LESSONS IN LANGUAGE AND LIFE
Written by TOM MILLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 08/21/2007

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-426-20097-7

All over the world there are people struggling to master the quirks and challenges of English. In today's America, many millions of them are Latino—and in this eloquent collection, nearly 60 of the best known contribute fascinating, revealing, often touching essays on the very personal process each went through to achieve this common end. Their successes are inspiring. Their pieces, engaging and entertaining all, express the whole range of emotions that learning any new language...

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THE AZTEC ACCOUNT OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO

Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 11/15/2006

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-05500-7

For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. In this new and updated edition of his classic The Broken Spears, León-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries. These texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition...

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NEW REVELATIONS OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS
Written by CHARLES C. MANN

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/10/2006

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-400-03205-1

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding of what the Americas were like before Columbus's arrival. Most of us learned in school that Indians crossed the Bering Strait...

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Written by MARTíN PRECHTEL
Illustrated by MARTíN PRECHTEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 06/07/2006

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-556-43587-4

Following the acclaimed Secrets of the Talking Jaguar and Long Life, Honey in the Heart, this is an expansive, lyrical novel in the tradition of indigenous oral storytelling. Based on the author's many years of living in a Guatemalan village, Stealing Benefacio's Roses interweaves dramatic recountings of village life and the political horrors of civil war with lyric retellings of sacred Mayan myths. The story shifts expertly from timeless, with archetypal characters like Raggedy Boy and the...

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A HEMISPHERIC HISTORY

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Modern Library

On Sale: 01/17/2006

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97554-3

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In this groundbreaking work, leading historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto tells the story of our hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation without turning to the intertwining forces that shape the region. With imagination, thematic breadth, and his trademark wit, Fernandez-Armesto covers a range of cultural, political, and social subjects, taking us from the dawn of human migration to North America to the...

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Written by MICHAEL MCCAUGHAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 06/07/2005

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-22680-3

In August 2004, the Venezuelan public came out in record numbers to deliver an overwhelming vote of confidence. After many attempts to unseat him, Hugo Chåvez, the former military man who took the country first by coup and then by ballot, again emerged as the people’s choice. It was, in his words, “a victory for the people of Venezuela.”

Yet despite Chåvez’s successes, having defended his post in six referenda, two elections and against one failed coup, Venezuela–one of the world’s largest...

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