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The World\'s Best Dirty Jokes
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The World's Best Dirty Jokes

By Mr. J; Rory Stuart

Secaucus, New Jersey: Castle Books. 1981. Hardcover. Fine / No jacket.

$4.95

The Venezuela-Guyana Border Dispute
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The Venezuela-Guyana Border Dispute

By Jacqueline A. Braveboy-Wagner

Boulder: Westview Press. Trade Paperback. 1984. First Edition. Ex-Library: UK Ministry of Defense, Whitehall Library. Good; Near Fine other than the library markings.

$250.00

Our Man in Belize: A Memoir
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Our Man in Belize: A Memoir

By Richard Timothy Conroy

New York: St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. November 1997. Near Fine book in a Fine jacket. Light foxing to edges, otherwise Fine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 340 pages. Conroy vividly and hilariously recounts his adventures as U.S. Vice Consul in British Honduras.

$39.95

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"Alas, Alas, Kongo"

By Monica Schuler

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. 1996. Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture. Near Fine / no jacket. Text pristine. Spine ends lightly bumped. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xii + 186 pages.

$59.95

Sir John Hawkins
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Sir John Hawkins

By Harry Kelsey

New Haven: Yale University Press. Hardcover. March 11, 2003. First Edition / full number line. Quarter-bound boards. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Rubbing and light edgewear to jacket. xiv + 402 pages.

$39.95

Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition: The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual (New World Studies)
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Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition: The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual (New World Studies)

By Maurice St. Pierre

Charlottesville: University of Virginia. Hardcover. March 5, 2015. First Edition / full number line. Fine book. No jacket as published. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 254 pages. A leader in the social movement that achieved Trinidad and Tobagos independence from Britain in 1962, Eric Williams served as its first prime minister. Although much has been written about Williams as a historian and a politician, Maurice St. Pierre is the first to offer a full-length treatment of Williams as an intellectual. St. Pierre focuses on Williams's role not only in challenging the colonial exploitation of Trinbagonians but also in seeking to educate and mobilize them in an effort to generate a collective identity in the struggle for independence. The author shows how William' experiences in Trinidad, England, and America radicalized him and how his relationships with other Caribbean intellectuals--along with Aimé Césaire in Martinique, Juan Bosch in the Dominican Republic, George Lamming of Barbados, and Frantz Fanon from Martinique--enabled him to seize opportunities for social change and make a significant contribution to Caribbean epistemology.

$47.75

A High Wind In Jamaica
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A High Wind In Jamaica

By Richard Hughes

Frogmore, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England: Chatto, Bodley Head & Jonathan Cape and Granada / Triad Panther. April 15, 1976. 1979 reprint. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Ex-library. Nice reading copy. 173 pages. After a hurricane levels their Jamaican estate, the Bas-Thorntons decide to send their children back to the safety and comfort of England. On the way they are aptured by pirates. Jonsen, the well-meaning pirate captain, doesn't know how to dispose of his new cargo, while the children adjust with surprising ease to their new life. As this strange company sails around the Caribbean, events turn more frightening and the pirates find themselves increasingly incriminated by the children's fates. The most shocking betrayal, however, will take place only after the return to civilization. The swift, almost hallucinatory action, together with its provocative insight into the psychology of children, made it a best seller when it was first published in 1929 and has since established it as a classic exploration of the nature, and limits, of innocence.

$9.95

Grenada: Revolution in the Caribbean
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Grenada: Revolution in the Caribbean

By Betsey Stone; Sam Manuel; Andrew Pulley

New York: Pathfinder Press. Pamphlet. 1981. First Edition. Near Fine. Very Good. Light shelf and reading wear to cover. Interior is clean. 35 pages.

$12.95

Situation in Grenada
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Situation in Grenada

By Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate

Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Off. Pamphlet. 1983. Good. Water stain to first three pages. Interior unmarked. iii + 46 pp.

$9.95

Black-Water Women
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Black-Water Women

By Carmen Barclay Subryan

First Edition! Beltsville, Maryland: Demerara Press, 1997. Paperback. Fine. Inscribed on the title page by the author, otherwise As New. Black-Water Women explores the tensions between men and women in the Guyanese culture of the 40's, 50's and 60's as well as the tensions between immigrants transplanted to the United States. The stories are told from the point of view of Sara and her mother Cleo, Tina, and Sanka, who live beside the Demerara River whose waters, black and mysterious, threaten to engulf their bodies and souls. The reader can empathize with these women whose triumphs and tragedies mirror those of women the world over. This novel also gives the reader the opportunity to explore Guyana's unique culture of the period and laugh at the characters' idiosyncrasies while sympathizing with their predicaments.

$9.60

National Geographic Magazine, June 1957 (Vol. 111, No. 6)
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National Geographic Magazine, June 1957 (Vol. 111, No. 6)

By George C. Marshall; Howell Walker; Norma Miller; Ardean R. Miller; Ralph Gray; W. E. Garrett; R. F. Sisson; Alan Villiers; David Attenborough

Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. June 1957. Periodical. Near Fine. Tightly bound. Interior is free of marks, tears, folds, or creases. Cover is clean and crisp. Half-inch tear at top of spine. Some creasing to spine. No map. Contents: George C. Marshall, "Our War Memorials Abroad: A Faith Kept"; Howell Walker, "Here Rest in Honored Glory"; Norma Miller and Ardean R. Miller, "Through Europe by Trailer Caravan" (Airstream trailers); The National Geographic's New Europe Map; Ralph Gray, W. E. Garrett and R. F. Sisson, "Rhododendron Time on Roan Mountain"; Alan Villiers, "The Marvelous Maldive Islands"; David Attenborough, "Animal Safari to British Guiana." Rear cover features Coca-Cola advertisement, "When You Come to Paris," illustrated by Jack Potter.

$16.95

AIFLD: U.S. Trojan Horse: In Latin America and the Caribbean
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AIFLD: U.S. Trojan Horse: In Latin America and the Caribbean

By Michael J Sussman

Washington, DC: EPICA. 1983. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Fine. Cover and pages tightly bound by two clean staples. Interior is unmarked. 47 pages.

$17.60

From Gunboats to Diplomacy
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From Gunboats to Diplomacy

By Richard S. Newfarmer

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1984. Paperback. Very Good. Binding is square and tight. Interior is unmarked. Cover is clean. Mild shelfwear and foxing on closed edges. Not from a library. 254 pages. Contents: Forward: Senator Robert C. Byrd; Introduction: Issues in the Americas / Richard Newfarmer; I. Theory and Reality in U.S.-Latin American Relations: The Longer View; 1. The New Realism in U.S.-Latin American Relations: Principles for a New U .S. Foreign Policy / James R. Kurth; 2. From Monroe to Reagan: An Overview of U.S.-Latin American Relations / Richard McCall; II. U.S. Policies toward Latin American Countries; 3. Mexico: The Continuing Quest for a Policy / Peter H. Smith; 4. Guatemala: The Long-Term Costs of Short-Term Stability / Robert H. Trudeau; 5. El Salvador: The Policy That Failed / Morris J. Blachman and Kenneth Sharpe; 6. Honduras: An Emerging Dilemma / Richard L. Millett; 7. Costa Rica: The End of the Fiesta / Richard E. Feinberg; 8. Nicaragua: The United States Confronts a Revolution / Lars Schoultz; 9. Cuba: Going to the Source / William M. LeoGrande; 10. Brazil: The Case of the Missing Relationship / Albert Fishlow; 11. Argentina: Rebuilding the Relationship / Gary W. Wynia; 12. Chile: From Democracy to Authoritarianism / Arturo Valenzuela and Robert Kaufman; III. U.S. Policies and Latin American Issues; 13. U.S. Economic Policy toward Latin America: The Deepening Problem / Richard Newfarmer; 14. The Caribbean Basin Initiative: Bold Plan or Empty Promise? / Richard E. Feinberg and Richard Newfarmer; 15. Latin American Refugees: Problems of Mass Migration and Mass Asylum / Patricia Weiss Fagen.

$6.95

Eternal Flame for Liberation: To Die for One\'s Country Is to Live Forever
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Eternal Flame for Liberation: To Die for One's Country Is to Live Forever

By Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement

Rare. St. George's, Grenada: Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement. 1986. Staple-bound pamphlet. First Edition. Very Good. Pages and cover securely held by two clean staples. Interior is pristine. Cover shows minor shelfwear. 66 pages.

$48.95

Death of a Revolution : An Analysis of the Grenada Tragedy and the U.S. Invasion
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Death of a Revolution : An Analysis of the Grenada Tragedy and the U.S. Invasion

By Cathy Sunshine; Philip Wheaton

Rare. Washington, DC: EPICA. 1984. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Very Good. Pages and cover securely held by two clean staples. Interior is pristine. Cover is clean and crisp. Many B&W photos. 44 pages. Contents: 1. The Real Reasons for the Invasion; 2. The Internal Split; 3. Debunking the Pretexts for the Invasion; 4. The Honorable Role of Cuba; 5. The Future of Grenada: Parallels with the Dominican Republic; 6. Implications for the Caribbean Region.

$48.95

Modern Latin America
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Modern Latin America

By Thomas E. Skidmore; Peter H. Smith

New York: Oxford University Press. 1984. Paperback. 1st Edition. Very Good. Binding is square and tight. Interior is unmarked. Cover is clean. Spine is a bit faded. Mild foxing on endpapers and closed edges. Not from a library. 432 pages. First Edition / First Printing. This copy was used in one of the authors' (Peter Smith) Spring 1984 course on Latin America. This popular text is a lively interpretive history. The authors use an in-depth case-study approach that guides students through t he major countries of Latin America, highlighting central themes such as European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the region. Contents Prologue. Why Latin America? 1. The Colonial Foundations 2. The Transformation of Modern Latin America, 1880s-1980s 3. Argentina: From Prosperity to Deadlock 4. Chile: Democracy, Socialism, and Repression 5. Brazil: Development for Whom? 6. Peru: Soldiers, Oligarchs, and Indians 7. Mexico: The Taming of a Revolution 8. Cuba: Late Colony, First Socialist State 9. Central America: Colonialism, Dictatorship, and Revolution 10. Latin America, the United States, and the World Epilogue: What Future for Latin America?

$5.95

An Introduction to Latin American Politics : The Structure of Conflict
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An Introduction to Latin American Politics : The Structure of Conflict

By Martin C. Needler

Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall. 1977. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Very Good. Red illustrated boards. No dust jacket as issued. Binding is square and tig ht. Interior is unmarked. Cover is clean. Spine is a bit faded. Mild shelfw ear and foxing on closed edges. Not from a library. 358 pages. First Editi on / First Printing. Contents: Part I: Sources of Cleavage and the Management of Conflict: 1. Demography, Social Structure and Economic Change; 2. Interest Groups and the Process of Change; 3. The Political Role of the Military; 4. Social Class and Political Party; 5. Communism and Anti-Communism; 6. The Political Process; 7. Types of Regime; Part II: Conflict Structures: 8. Mexico; 9. Central America; 10. The Caribbean; 11. The Andean Bloc I: Gran Colombia, or the Mountains and the Sea; 12. The Andean Bloc II: Three Kinds of Revolution; 13. The Argentine Sphere of Influence; Part III: Conclusion. .

$9.95

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"Is freedom we making": the New Democracy in Grenada

By Merle Hodge; Chris Searle

St. George's, Grenada: Government Information Service. 1982. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Fine. Pages and cover securely held by two clean staples. Interior is pristine. Cover shows minor shelfwear. 92 pages. History, stories and poetry of the changes in Grenada. Glossy card stock w/ photo on front cover and map of Grenada on rear. Many B&W photo illustrations. Contents: 1. A Workers' Parish Council; 2. 'Women, Step Forward!' 3. How Does a Democracy Grow? 4. Grenadian Voices; 5. Revolutionary Democracy, Not Westminister Hypocracy!

$15.95

Cuba: Dilemmas of a Revolution
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Cuba: Dilemmas of a Revolution

By Juan M. Del Aguila

Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press. 1984. Paperback. 1st Edition. Very Good. First edition / Full number line. Binding is square and tight. Interior is unmarked other than original bookseller's price mark. Cover shows mild she lfwear. Mild foxing on closed edges. Not from a library. 193 pages. The Communist party, the armed forces, and key elites and institutions of Cuba are analyzed in light of deepening economic and political difficulties. Changes in leadership and Castro's dominant role are also discussed. The author argues that an incipient process of economic reform is at odds with Marxist ideology and that the failure to liberalize in order to retain political control suggests that the regime is seriously concerned about the emergence of political dissidence and other forms of opposition. He also assesses the prospects for peaceful or for violent political change and looks at how the legacy of socialism and the Revolution will shape Cuba's future. .

$8.90

Force without War : U.S. Armed Forces as a Political Instrument
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Force without War : U.S. Armed Forces as a Political Instrument

By Barry Blechman; Stephen S. Kaplan

Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. 1978. Paperback. Very Good. Binding is square and tight. Interior is pristine other than original bookseller's price-mark on the half-title page. Cover shows mild shelfwear. 2nd printing. Not from a library. 584 pages. The United States has used military force short of war as an instrument of diplomacy on many occasions and in many areas of the world in the years since the Second World War. This book describes and analyzes the circumstances accompanying 215 shows of force and examines how effective these actions were in helping to attain U.S. foreign policy objectives. Which type of force (air, ground, naval) was most often used? What did the forces do and how effective were they? Of what significance was Soviet involvement when U.S. military power was called upon to influence events? Was the threat presented by the alerting or deployment of strategic nuclear forces or by very large conventional forces especially telling? How clear is it that a desired effect was in fact caused by the demonstration of force? Barry Blechman and Stephen Kaplan explore these and other questions, examining also such elements as a President's domestic popularity and personal diplomacy preceding or during crises that led to U.S. military demonstrations. Complementing their analysis are five sets of case studies describing ten instances of the use of American military power to influence events in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. The case studies-by David K. Hall, William B. Quandt, Jerome N. Slater, Robert M. Slusser, and Philip Windsor-focus on the reasons for U.S. action and the methods adopted, on the behavior of other parties, and on the relation between the use of force and the resolution of the crisis. The book's main conclusion is that the demonstrative use of U.S. armed forces has often stabilized a deteriorating situation enough to avoid further deterioration, relieved domestic and international pressure for more drastic and possibly self-defeating action, and gained time for diplomacy to achieve a more lasting remedy.

$19.50

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