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Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190673062
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 1st, 2019

In November 1519, Hernando Cort�s walked along a causeway leading to the capital of the Aztec kingdom and came face to face with Moctezuma. That story--and the story of what happened afterwards--has been told many times, but always following the narrative offered by the Spaniards. After all, we have been taught, it was the Europeans who held the pens.

Walter Ralegh: Architect of Empire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541645790
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Published: Basic Books - November 19th, 2019

From a Bancroft Prize-winning historian, a biography of the famed poet, courtier, and colonizer, showing how he laid the foundations of the English Empire

Sir Walter Ralegh was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth. She showered him with estates and political appointments. He envisioned her becoming empress of a universal empire. She gave him the opportunity to lead the way.

Alexander Von Humboldt: How the Most Famous Scientist of the Romantic Age Found the Soul of Nature Cover Image
ISBN: 9781629190198
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Published: BlueBridge - November 12th, 2019

Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous scientist and explorer of his day. "I view him as one of the greatest ornaments of the age," wrote Thomas Jefferson, and he received Humboldt in the White House in 1804.

On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300232745
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Published: Yale University Press - October 29th, 2019

An insightful exploration of the iconic Galápagos tortoises, and how their fate is inextricably linked to our own in a rapidly changing world
The Galápagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature.

State of War: Ms-13 and El Salvador's World of Violence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733623728
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Published: Columbia Global Reports - January 14th, 2020

"A gripping, electrifying study of the brutal Salvadoran gang culture." -- Mark Danner, author of The Massacre at El Mozote

The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil's Everyday Insurrections Cover Image
By Eliane Brum, Diane Grosklaus Whitty (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781644450055
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 15th, 2019

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature

Urgent investigative essays covering a wide range of humanity in Brazil, from the Amazon to the favelas

Goodbye, My Havana: The Life and Times of a Gringa in Revolutionary Cuba Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503610491
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Published: Redwood Press - October 8th, 2019

An eyewitness account of idealism, self-discovery, and loss under one of the twentieth-century's most repressive political regimes

This wide-ranging reference book covers almost 3000 years of history, offering enthralling insights into the art and architecture, myths and legends, and everyday life of the many different empires of Central America and Mexico.

What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525560395
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Published: Penguin Books - February 11th, 2020

2019 National Book Award Finalist

"Reading it will change you, perhaps forever.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Astonishing, powerful, so important at this time.” --Margaret Atwood

Mysteries of the Tayos Caves: The Lost Civilizations Where the Andes Meet the Amazon Cover Image
By Alex Chionetti, Javier Sierra (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781591433569
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Published: Bear & Company - December 10th, 2019

A detailed examination of the controversial expeditions to the Tayos Cave complex in Ecuador and the treasures glimpsed in its depths

• Reconstructs the expeditions from the 1960s and ’70s, including the Mormon Church’s search for lost tablets, Stanley Hall’s quest with Neil Armstrong, and sightings of a metal library, books of gold, copper plates, and a quartz sarco

El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802148360
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Published: Grove Press - February 18th, 2020

Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all others. However, as Carrie Gibson explains with great depth and clarity in El Norte, the nation has much older Spanish roots--ones that have long been unacknowledged or marginalized.

Brazil Apart: 1964-2019 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781788737944
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Published: Verso - October 15th, 2019

Leading English-language account of the fall of Lula’s Workers’ Party and rise of Bolsonaro and the New Right

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