The Penguin History Of Latin America

The Penguin History Of Latin America
Author: Edwin Williamson
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2003-07-31
ISBN 10: 0141937440
ISBN 13: 9780141937441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin History Of Latin America Book Review:

Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

The Penguin History of Latin America

The Penguin History of Latin America
Author: Edwin Williamson
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 631
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 0140125590
ISBN 13: 9780140125597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin History of Latin America Book Review:

Details the history of Latin America, discussing political, social, economic, and cultural issues

The Penguin History of the United States of America

The Penguin History of the United States of America
Author: Hugh Brogan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2001-03-29
ISBN 10: 0141937459
ISBN 13: 9780141937458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin History of the United States of America Book Review:

This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features of 'the American character' - both the good and the bad. He provides a masterly synthesis of all the latest research illustrating America's rapid growth from humble beginnings to global dominance.

Forgotten Continent The Battle for Latin America s Soul

Forgotten Continent  The Battle for Latin America s Soul
Author: Michael Reid
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-08-18
ISBN 10: 0300145268
ISBN 13: 9780300145267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Continent The Battle for Latin America s Soul Book Review:

The bestselling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America by The Economist editor and author of Brazil. Latin America has often been condemned to failure. Neither poor enough to evoke Africa’s moral crusade, nor as explosively booming as India and China, it has largely been overlooked by the West. Yet this vast continent, home to half a billion people, the world’s largest reserves of arable land, and 8.5 percent of global oil, is busily transforming its political and economic landscape. This book argues that rather than failing the test, Latin America’s efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world’s most vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy. In many countries—including Brazil, Chile and Mexico—democratic leaders are laying the foundations for faster economic growth and more inclusive politics, as well as tackling deep-rooted problems of poverty, inequality, and social injustice. They face a new challenge from Hugo Chávez’s oil-fueled populism, and much is at stake. Failure will increase the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the United States and Europe, jeopardize stability in a region rich in oil and other strategic commodities, and threaten some of the world’s most majestic natural environments. Drawing on Michael Reid’s many years of reporting from inside Latin America’s cities, presidential palaces, and shantytowns, the book provides a vivid, immediate, and informed account of a dynamic continent and its struggle to compete in a globalized world. “No one who seriously aspires to discuss Latin American politics, economics, and culture should go without reading Forgotten Continent.”—National Interest

A History of Latin America

A History of Latin America
Author: Benjamin Keen,Keith Haynes
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-01-20
ISBN 10: 113370932X
ISBN 13: 9781133709329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Latin America Book Review:

This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States. Spanning pre-historic times to the present, A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA takes both a chronological and a nation-by-nation approach, and includes the most recent historical analysis and the most up-to-date scholarship. The Ninth Edition includes expanded coverage of social and cultural history (including music) throughout and increased attention to women, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino people assures well balanced coverage of the region's diverse histories. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Short History of U S Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean

A Short History of U S  Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Alan McPherson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-03-21
ISBN 10: 1118954009
ISBN 13: 9781118954003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of U S Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean Book Review:

A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S. interventions in Cuba, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, and elsewhere Deals with incidents that range from the taking of Florida to the Mexican War, the War of 1898, the Veracruz incident of 1914, the Bay of Pigs, and the 1989 invasion of Panama Features also the responses of Latin American countries to U.S. involvement Features unique coverage of 19th century interventions as well as 20th century incidents, and includes a series of helpful maps and illustrations

Children of Cain

Children of Cain
Author: Tina Rosenberg
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173009811630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of Cain Book Review:

Award-winning journalist Tina Rosenberg spent five years in Latin America--drinking coffee with hit men and sunbathing with death-squad financiers--to understand people for whom violence is a way of life. Her six vivid and haunting portraits illuminate the human face of violence, not only in Latin America, but all over the world.

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century
Author: J M Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2004-04-29
ISBN 10: 0141928492
ISBN 13: 9780141928494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century Book Review:

This dazzling overview of a turbulent century explores both dramatic events and underlying trends. Despite a terrible two-stage 'European civil war' and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased dramatically alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership. The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century is powerful, international and definitive.

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publsiher: Aristotext
Total Pages: 675
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s History of the United States Book Review:

In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories
Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 481
Release: 1999-07-15
ISBN 10: 0195130855
ISBN 13: 9780195130850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories Book Review:

This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form. It covers the entire history of Latin American short fiction, from the colonial period to present.

The Penguin Lessons

The Penguin Lessons
Author: Tom Michell
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN 10: 140592182X
ISBN 13: 9781405921824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin Lessons Book Review:

The unique, moving and heartwarming true story of an unlikely friendship which captured imaginations around the world . . . Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. What he doesn't need is a pet. What he really doesn't need is a pet penguin. But while on holiday in Uruguay he spots a penguin struggling in an oil slick and knows he has to help. And then the penguin refuses to leave his side . . . Clearly Tom has no choice but to smuggle it across the border, through customs, and back to school. He names him Juan Salvador. Whether it's as the rugby team's mascot, the housekeeper's confidant, the host at Tom's parties or the most flamboyant swimming coach in world history, Juan Salvador transforms the lives of all he meets - including Tom, who discovers a compadre like no other . . . AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 'A much-beloved tale about a much-beloved bird . . . heartwarmingly eccentric' Guardian 'So touching that I didn't want it to end. I really loved this book' Michael Bond, creator of Paddington 'Charming' Daily Mail 'One of the most touching tales we've read all year' Heat

Latin American Civilization The colonial origins

Latin American Civilization  The colonial origins
Author: Benjamin Keen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 502
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015046866128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Civilization The colonial origins Book Review:

Previous editions published under title: Readings in Latin-American civilization: 1492 to the present.

History of Modern Latin America

History of Modern Latin America
Author: Teresa A. Meade
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN 10: 1118772482
ISBN 13: 9781118772485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Modern Latin America Book Review:

Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day. Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba as well as a new chapter exploring economic growth and environmental sustainability Balances accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people from a diverse array of social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds Features first-hand accounts, documents, and excerpts from fiction interspersed throughout the narrative to provide tangible examples of historical ideas Examines gender and its influence on political and economic change and the important role of popular culture, including music, art, sports, and movies, in the formation of Latin American cultural identityï¿1⁄2 Includes all-new study questions and topics for discussion at the end of each chapter, plus comprehensive updates to the suggested readings

Latin American Civilization

Latin American Civilization
Author: Paul Culhane
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 0429718063
ISBN 13: 9780429718069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Capitalism in America

Capitalism in America
Author: Alan Greenspan,Adrian Wooldridge
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 0735222452
ISBN 13: 9780735222458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capitalism in America Book Review:

From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen. Shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award From even the start of his fabled career, Alan Greenspan was duly famous for his deep understanding of even the most arcane corners of the American economy, and his restless curiosity to know even more. To the extent possible, he has made a science of understanding how the US economy works almost as a living organism--how it grows and changes, surges and stalls. He has made a particular study of the question of productivity growth, at the heart of which is the riddle of innovation. Where does innovation come from, and how does it spread through a society? And why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democratically, and others, including our own, see the opposite? In Capitalism in America, Greenspan distills a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with the celebrated Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving vast landscapes, titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs, enlightenment ideals as well as terrible moral failings. Every crucial debate is here--from the role of slavery in the antebellum Southern economy to the real impact of FDR's New Deal to America's violent mood swings in its openness to global trade and its impact. But to read Capitalism in America is above all to be stirred deeply by the extraordinary productive energies unleashed by millions of ordinary Americans that have driven this country to unprecedented heights of power and prosperity. At heart, the authors argue, America's genius has been its unique tolerance for the effects of creative destruction, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new, driven by new people and new ideas. Often messy and painful, creative destruction has also lifted almost all Americans to standards of living unimaginable to even the wealthiest citizens of the world a few generations past. A sense of justice and human decency demands that those who bear the brunt of the pain of change be protected, but America has always accepted more pain for more gain, and its vaunted rise cannot otherwise be understood, or its challenges faced, without recognizing this legacy. For now, in our time, productivity growth has stalled again, stirring up the populist furies. There's no better moment to apply the lessons of history to the most pressing question we face, that of whether the United States will preserve its preeminence, or see its leadership pass to other, inevitably less democratic powers.

The Secret History of the American Empire

The Secret History of the American Empire
Author: John Perkins
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780525950158
ISBN 13: 052595015X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret History of the American Empire Book Review:

Presents an expose of international corruption activities as reported by some of the world's top assassins, journalists, and activists, in a cautionary report that makes recommendations for safeguarding the world.

Forgotten Continent

Forgotten Continent
Author: Michael Reid
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300224656
ISBN 13: 9780300224658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Continent Book Review:

A newly updated edition of the best-selling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid's best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the "Forgotten Continent." The former Americas editor for the Economist, Reid suggests that much of Central and South America, though less poor, less unequal, and better educated than before, faces harder economic times now that the commodities boom of the 2000s is over. His revised, in-depth account of the region reveals dynamic societies more concerned about corruption and climate change, the uncertainties of a Donald Trump-led United States, and a political cycle that, in many cases, is turning from left-wing populism to center-right governments. This essential new edition provides important insights into the sweeping changes that have occurred in Latin America in recent years and indicates priorities for the future.

Spirits of Latin America

Spirits of Latin America
Author: Ivy Mix
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 0399582886
ISBN 13: 9780399582882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirits of Latin America Book Review:

A James Beard Award-nominated bartender explores the history and culture of Latin American spirits in this stunningly photographed travelogue—with 100+ irresistible cocktails featuring tequila, rum, pisco, and more. “Ivy’s unique combination of taste, talent, and tenacity make her the ideal ‘spirit’ guide.”—Steven Soderbergh, filmmaker, professional drinker, and owner of Singani 63 NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY POPMATTERS Through its in-depth look at drinking culture throughout Latin America, this gorgeous book offers a rich cultural and historical context for understanding Latin spirits. Ivy Mix has dedicated years to traveling south, getting to know Latin culture, in part through what the locals drink. What she details in this book is the discovery that Latin spirits echo the Latin palate, which echoes Latin life, emphasizing spiciness, vivaciousness, strength, and variation. After digging into tequila and Mexico's other traditional spirits, Ivy Mix follows the sugar trail through the Caribbean and beyond, winding up in Chile, Peru, and Bolivia, where grape-based spirits like pisco and singani have been made for generations. With more than 100 recipes that have garnered acclaim at her Brooklyn bar, Leyenda, including fun spins on traditional cocktails such as the Pisco Sour, Margarita, and Mojito, plus drinks inspired by Ivy's travels, like the Tia Mia (which combines mezcal, rum, and orange curacao, with a splash of lime and almond orgeat) or the Sonambula (which features jalapeño-infused tequila, lemon juice, chamomile syrup, and a dash of Peychaud's bitters), along with mouthwatering photos and gorgeous travel images, this is the ultimate book on Latin American spirits.

Born in the Country

Born in the Country
Author: David B. Danbom
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-12-29
ISBN 10: 1421402904
ISBN 13: 9781421402901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born in the Country Book Review:

Combining mastery of existing scholarship with a fresh approach to new material, Born in the Country continues to define the field of American rural history.

A Nation Without Borders

A Nation Without Borders
Author: Steven Hahn
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 0735221200
ISBN 13: 9780735221208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Nation Without Borders Book Review:

A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s "breathtakingly original" (Junot Diaz) reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War. "Capatious [and] buzzing with ideas." --The Boston Globe Volume 3 in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner In this ambitious story of American imperial conquest and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Steven Hahn takes on the conventional histories of the nineteenth century and offers a perspective that promises to be as enduring as it is controversial. It begins and ends in Mexico and, throughout, is internationalist in orientation. It challenges the political narrative of “sectionalism,” emphasizing the national footing of slavery and the struggle between the northeast and Mississippi Valley for continental supremacy. It places the Civil War in the context of many domestic rebellions against state authority, including those of Native Americans. It fully incorporates the trans-Mississippi west, suggesting the importance of the Pacific to the imperial vision of political leaders and of the west as a proving ground for later imperial projects overseas. It reconfigures the history of capitalism, insisting on the centrality of state formation and slave emancipation to its consolidation. And it identifies a sweeping era of “reconstructions” in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that simultaneously laid the foundations for corporate liberalism and social democracy. The era from 1830 to 1910 witnessed massive transformations in how people lived, worked, thought about themselves, and struggled to thrive. It also witnessed the birth of economic and political institutions that still shape our world. From an agricultural society with a weak central government, the United States became an urban and industrial society in which government assumed a greater and greater role in the framing of social and economic life. As the book ends, the United States, now a global economic and political power, encounters massive warfare between imperial powers in Europe and a massive revolution on its southern border―the remarkable Mexican Revolution―which together brought the nineteenth century to a close while marking the important themes of the twentieth.