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.
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 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.
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.$15.99ISBN: 9781733623728Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$16.00ISBN: 9781644450055Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$24.00ISBN: 9781503610491Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$35.00ISBN: 9780754834731Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Lorenz Books - December 20th, 2019
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.$18.00ISBN: 9780525560395Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: 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$20.00ISBN: 9781591433569Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$20.00ISBN: 9780802148360Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: 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.$26.95ISBN: 9781788737944Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Verso - October 15th, 2019
Leading English-language account of the fall of Lula’s Workers’ Party and rise of Bolsonaro and the New Right