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LATIN AMERICA

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Written by SUBCOMANDANTE MARCOS
Edited by JUANA PONCE DE LEON
Foreword by JOSE SARAMAGO

Format: Trade Paperback, 536 pages

Publisher: Siete Cuentos

On Sale: 12/05/2000

Price: $24.00

ISBN: 978-1-583-22270-6

En este libro fundamental, Seven Stories Press presenta una poderosa colección de escritos literarios, filosóficos y políticos del enigmático vocero de los zapatistas, SubComandante Marcos. Con la Introducción del ganador del Premio Nobel, José Saramago, e ilustrado con bellas fotos en blanco y negro, Nuestra Arma es Nuestra Palabra cristaliza, la pasión de un rebelde, la poesía de un movimiento y el genio literario de los indígenas de México. Marcos captura por primera vez la atención...

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A MOTORCYCLE JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF THE GUEVARA LEGEND
Written by PATRICK SYMMES

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/15/2000

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-375-70265-5

In 1952, 24-year-old Ernesto Guevara and a friend left their native Argentina to motorcycle the back roads of South America.  Eight months later, Ernesto returned transformed.  The freewheeling youth had evolved into the man known as Che, and became the revolutionary who would later inspire followers from Cuba to Congo--an icon to this day.  His account of his road trip, The Motorcycle Diaries, has become a classic.

Nearly half a century later, journalist Patrick Symmes set off on his BMW R80...

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Written by JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS

Format: Trade Paperback, 286 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 03/17/1996

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-560-98651-5

A lively, eloquent guide to the Maya ruins of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, as entertaining today as when it was first published in 1843, Stephens’ guide recounts his two trips made to the region between 1839 and 1842. It includes extensive accounts of 44 Maya sites as well as of Yucatan folkways, manners, dress, ceremonies, amusements–all of which makes this a great travel book. Now published in a single-volume edition, Incidents of Travel in Yucatan captures for the modern reader and...

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Written by MARK DANNER

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/05/1994

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-679-75525-8

In December of 1981, soldiers of the Salvadoran Army's select, American-trained Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote, where they murdered hundreds of men, women, and children, often by decapitation. Although reports of the massacre--and photographs of its victims--appeared in the United States, the Reagan administration dismissed them as propaganda. A record of these events was finally published in The New Yorker in 1993, in Mark Danner's harrowing and meticulous...

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Written by MANLIO ARGUETA
Translator BILL BROW

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/09/1991

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-73243-3

One Day of Life depicts a typical day in the life of a peasant family caught up in the terror and corruption of civil war in El Salvador. At 5:30 a.m. in Chalate, a small rural town, Lupe, the grandmother of the Guardado family and the central figure of the novel, is up and about doing her chores. By 5:00 p.m. the plot of the novel has been resolved, with the Civil Guard's search for and interrogation of Lupe's young granddaughter, Adolfina. Told entirely from the perspective of the...

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Written by V.S. NAIPAUL

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/12/1990

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-73174-0

Set on a troubled Caribbean island--where Asians, Africans, Americans, and former British colonials coexist in a state of suppressed hysteria--Guerrillas is a novel of colonialism and revolution. The exiled former hero of the South African resistance, who is also white, arrives on the island with his mistress, an Englishwoman inflamed by fantasies of native power and sexuality. Together with a young mulatto leader of the "Revolution," they act out a gripping drama of death, sexual violence,...

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FOUR DECADES OF CHANGE, IN PHOTOGRAPHS BY JACK DELANO
Written by ARTURO CARRION
Photographer JACK DELANO
Translator ALAN FERN

Format: Trade Paperback, 242 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 04/17/1990

Price: $39.95

ISBN: 978-0-874-74389-0

Puerto Rico Mio is an extraordinary collection from two series of photographs: the first taken when Delano first went to Puerto Rico with the Farm Security Administration in 1941-42 and the second when he re-photographed those same places in the 1980s.

“Delano, who first visited Puerto Rico in 1941 as a photographer for the Farm Security Administration, returned 40 years later to film again the Puerto Rican landscapes and lives he had come to love. Introduced by four brief essays in both...

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A PORTRAIT OF THE MEXICANS
Written by ALAN RIDING

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/23/1989

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-0-679-72441-4

"This book at long last provides general reader and policymaker alike with the necessary background for understanding Mexico and its present predicament."--Robert S. Leiken, front page, The Washington Post Book World


"A book that has been long in coming.  There is nothing quite like it.  It should teach North Americans much about the complexity and the difference of the country next door...It should stand as the classic on Mexico for some time to come."--Carlos...

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