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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

Revolution In Peru
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Revolution In Peru

By The Committee to Support the Revolution in Peru

Berkeley: The Committee to Support the Revolution, 1985. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. First Edition. First Printing, May 1985. Good. Would be Near Fine except for some underlining. 48 pages. This pamphlet presents the Communist Party of Peru, better known as the Sendero Luminoso or Shining Path, in a positive light. It briefly explains it's history, aims and reasons for its armed struggle.

$13.95

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

Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala
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Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala

By Stephen C. Schlesinger

Garden City, New York: Anchor Books/Doubleday. Trade Paperback. 1983. Very Good. Binding is square, tight, and uncreased. Interior is unmarked. Shelfwear. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. xvi + 320 pages. Bitter Fruit recounts the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. The book has become a classic, a textbook case study of Cold War meddling that succeeded only to condemn Guatemala to decades of military dictatorship. The authors make extensive use of U.S. government publications and documents, as well as interviews with former CIA and other officials.

$8.85

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

By David Grann

New York: Doubleday. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. February 24, 2009. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Spine tail bumped. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 352 pages. xii + 339 pages. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called "The Lost City of Z." In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett's quest for "Z" and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

$18.95

Green Mansions
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Green Mansions

By W. H. Hudson

New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Hardcover. c. 1931 [No date stated]. Black cloth over boards with art nouveau design to front and spine printed in silver and green with a plant motif. Heavy light green endpapers. Sewn binding. 5.5 inch x 8 inch. Very Good book. Text unmarked. Spine straight, ends bumped and worn. 1/2 inch chip to inside top of rear cover near spine. Sun fading to spine. No jacket. Not from a library. 261 pages. William Henry Hudson was an English author and naturalist, born in Buenos Aires of American parents. He was a sensitive observer of nature, particularly of birds. In his books he describes plants and animals in a highly personal manner with great force and beauty. His best-known work, Green Mansions, is a romance set in the jungle of British Guiana. It tells the story of Abel, a wealthy, young Venezuelan who flees Caracas for political reasons and soon finds himself in the uncharted forests of British Guiana. There Abel meets the mysterious Rima, the Bird Girl. As Abel chases after his secret admirer, she leads him further and further into her invisible trap of love. Then the secret begins to unfold. The language of Green Mansions is exquisite, and the book will be especially intriguing to anyone with an interest in nature, for it is not only a wonderful love story, but also a vivid description of the rain forest and indigenous peoples of the Guianas. The plot and pacing are superb, and Hudson's storytelling is particularly fascinating.

$30.00

The Power and the Glory
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The Power and the Glory

By Graham Greene

London: Penguin. 1971. Paperback. Good. 222 pages. In a poor, remote section of southern Mexico, the Red Shir ts have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest strives to overcome physical and moral cowardice in order to find redemption.

$4.85

The Comedians: A Novel
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The Comedians: A Novel

By Graham Greene

New York: Viking. 1966. Hardcover. Book Club Edition. Green cloth over boards quarter bound in black cloth with spine stamped in gold. Top edge dyed dark blue. Deckle edge. Very Good book in a Fair jacket. Text unmarked. Not from a library. 309 pages.

$6.86

The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America\'s Ill-Fated Race to Connect the Seas
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The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-Fated Race to Connect the Seas

By Todd Balf

New York: Crown. 2003. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine Book in a Fine jacket. Not ex-library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. No markings, no tears, no creases. Suitable for gifting.

$15.95

Basic Instruments of the Organization of American States (Treaty Series, 61)
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Basic Instruments of the Organization of American States (Treaty Series, 61)

By Organization of American States

Washington, DC: Organization of American States. Paperback. 1981. Good. Interior is pristine. 107 pages.

$4.95

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

The Purchas Handbook, Volumes I & II: Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas 1577-1626 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 185 & 186)
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The Purchas Handbook, Volumes I & II: Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas 1577-1626 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 185 & 186)

By L. E. Pennington (Editor)

London: Hakluyt Society. 1997. Complete two volume set. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, vol. 185 & 186. Hardcover. First Edition. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and a vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New books in Near Fine jackets. Jackets shows light rubbing and edgewear. Vol 1 jacket has a quarter inch tear and a small crease at the top edge near the spine. Vol. 1: pp. xvii + 380; 11 plates. Vol. II: pp. vii + 431; 18 plates. Heavy item; extra charge for Expedited or Express shipping. The Purchas Handbook provides a reference guide to the works of the Reverend Samuel Purchas (1577-1626) and a critical evaluation of his achievements as collector, editor, and author of travel literature. The Handbook attempts to evaluate his significance for present-day students of history, geography, anthropology, theology, literature, linguistics, bibliography and natural history. While the emphasis is on Purchas' major work, Purchas His Pilgrimes (1625), his earlier works are also considered. Volume I, Part One is a narrative essay on the use of Purchas' works by authors from the 17th century to the present day. Part Two includes perspectives on his editing methods, the maps in Pilgrimes and Purchas' attitudes toward the indigenous peoples of Africa, Asia and America. Part Three begins with an essay on Purchas as theological geographer, and continues with ten chapters which narrate and critique his use of contemporary accounts and materials concerning Africa, Asia, the Arctic and the Americas. Part Four is a chronology of Purchas' life and of his academic, religious and publishing careers. Volume II includes a close examination of the contents and sources of Pilgrimes; a primary bibliography of his works, including an essay on the printing history of Pilgrimes and censuses of the holdings of his works in libraries throughout the world; and an annotated secondary bibliography of the use of his works by later authors. The volume concludes with an index of books and articles cited throughout the two volumes and a general index of persons, places, and major subjects.

$34.25

Managing Global Chaos: Sources of and Responses to International Conflict
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Managing Global Chaos: Sources of and Responses to International Conflict

By Chester A. Crocker (Editor); Fen Osler Hampson (Editor); Pamela Aall (Editor)

Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press. 1996. Trade Paperback. Very Good. As New other than mild shelfwear/light stains on closed edges. Binding is square and tight. Interior is pristine. Cover is clean and crisp. Corners are sharp. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 642 pages. A resurgence of ethno-nationalism, the collapse of empires, the outbreak of humanitarian crises, and growing pressures on weakened states are substantially altering world politics. While a new international system has not yet emerged to replace the Cold War system, conflict within and between states continues at a high level, posing a severe challenge to diplomats and citizens in the United States and other countries. Some 40 essays in this unique and comprehensive volume probe traditional and emerging sources of conflict and explore the full range of instruments, actors, techniques, and policies for managing and resolving conflict--ranging from combat intervention, collective security, and UN peacekeeping to preventive diplomacy, problem-solving workshops, and the strengthening of civil society. The book includes seven case studies (European Collective Security, Nagorno-Karabakh, Yugoslavia, the Middle East, Rhodesia, an Israeli-Palestine Women's workshop, OAS peacekeeping in Nicaragua) and numerous chapters that feature comparative and cross-cutting analysis. It will be equally useful to diplomats, military officers, international civil servants, and practitioners of humanitarian relief and conflict resolution in nongovernmental organizations.

$10.95

The Discovery of the South Shetland Islands: The Voyage of the Brig Williams, 1819-1820 and The Journal of Midshipman C.W. Poynter (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, Volume 4)
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The Discovery of the South Shetland Islands: The Voyage of the Brig Williams, 1819-1820 and The Journal of Midshipman C.W. Poynter (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, Volume 4)

By C. W. Poynter; R. J. Campbell (Editor)

London: Hakluyt Society. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Spine slightly faded. pp. xv + 248. 16 color plates, 6 monochrome plates, 9 maps. In 1819, William Smith, carrying a general cargo from Montevideo to Valparaiso, sailed further south round Cape Horn than his predecessors in the hope of finding favorable winds. He sighted land in 62°S. His report to the Senior Naval Officer in Valparaiso was ridiculed, but on a subsequent voyage he confirmed his discovery, taking surroundings and sailing along the coast. As a result, the Senior Naval Officer chartered his vessel, the brig Williams, and having put Edward Bransfield in charge, sent her to survey the new discovery. Charles Poynter was one of the midshipmen who sailed with Bransfield. His account of this expedition, which forms the principal part of this volume, recently came to light in New Zealand, and is the only first-hand account of the voyage, during which the Antarctic mainland was sighted for the first time, that appears to have survived. The introduction contains some remarks on the South Shetland Islands, followed by chapters giving a brief look at the history of the Spanish in South America and the British presence in the area, together with the speculation leading to the search for Antarctica and chapters on early nineteenth-century navigation and hydrographic surveying. There were several second-hand accounts of William Smith's earlier voyages, and Bransfield's expedition which appeared in reports, journals and books at the time. These are included with brief accounts of other voyages to the South Shetland Islands which took place while Bransfield was in the area, to complete the picture. Poynter's journal explains the reasons behind most of the names given to land features, some of which were not included in the published accounts at the time. There are also three charts and a number of views which are reproduced together with modern photographs of the area. It also contains a large number of geographical positions which enable a track chart of the voyage to be produced and an assessment of the accuracy of this short but remarkable voyage to be made. Finally the chart published as a result of Bransfield's survey is included.

$13.95

Portugal in the Opening of the World
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Portugal in the Opening of the World

By Luís Filipe Barreto; José Manuel Garcia; Luis Filipe Barreto; Jose Manuel Garcia

Comissão Nacional para as Comemorações dos Descobrimentos Portugueses. 1990. Paperback. Cover with flaps. 1st Edition. Fine. 91 pages. Nice full-color exhibition catalog with text in English. Published for the commemorative exhibition "Portugal in the opening of the world" at the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, presented by the Organization of American States. Contents broken into sections "The Age of Closed Worlds," "The Significance of the Portuguese Discoveries," "The Culture of the Portuguese Discoveries," and "The Encounter Between the Worlds."

$16.95

Human Rights And United States Policy Toward Latin America
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Human Rights And United States Policy Toward Latin America

By Lars Schoultz

Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. 1981. Paperback. Very Good. Binding is square and tight. Interior is unmarked other than the original bookseller's price stamp. Cover is clean. Mild shelfwear and foxing on closed edges. Not from a library. 421 pages. Lars Schoultz proposes a way for all those interested in U.S. foreign policy fully to appreciate the terms of the present debate. To understand U.S. policy in Latin America, he contends, one must critically examine the deeply held beliefs of U.S. policy makers about what Latin America means to U.S. national security. Contents: Introduction; 1. Latin America and U.S. Public Opinion; 2. Interest Groups; 3. Diplomacy and Human Rights; 4. Economic Aid: Participants and Processes; 5. Economic Aid and Human Rights; 6. Military Assistance; 7. Multilateral Economic Assistance; 8. Linkages to the U.S. Private Sector; Conclusion. .

$9.95

Latin America and the United States: The Changing Political Realities
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Latin America and the United States: The Changing Political Realities

By Julio Cotter; Richard R. Fagen

Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. 1974. Paperback. Very Good. Binding is square and tight. Interior is unmarked other than the original bookseller's price stamp. Cover is clean. Mild shelfwear and foxing on closed edges. Not from a library. 417 pages. Papers prepared for a conference held at the Institute of Peruvian Studies in Lima, Nov. 1972. Contents: Introduction: Political relations between Latin America and the United States / Julio Cotler and Richard R. Fagen; pt. 1. Some Latin American perspectives: -- Imperialism and diplomacy in inter-American relations / Octavio Ianni; -- Imperialism and international relations in Latin America / Anibal Quijan o Obregon; -- Economic relations between Latin America and the United States: some implications and perspectives / Anibal Pinto; pt. 2. Some North American perspectives: -- The bureaucratic politics' approach: U.S.-Argentine relations, 1942-47 / Ernest R. May; -- Dominance and fragmentation in U.S. Latin American policy / Christopher Mitchell; -- 'Liberal,' 'radical,' and 'bureaucratic' perspectives on U.S. Latin American policy: the alliance for progress in retrospect / Abraham F. Lowenthal; -- U.S. Latin American policy in the 1970s: new forms of control? / Luigi R . Einaudi; pt. 3. Brazil, Mexico, and the United States: -- Brazil and the United States from the 1960s to the 1970s / Carlos Estevan Martins; -- Mexico in the 1970s and its relations with the United States / Olga Pellicer de Brody; pt. 4. Armed forces and multinational corporations in hemispheric relations : -- From counterinsurgency to counterintelligence / John Saxe-Fernandez; -- The politics of U.S. multinational corporations in Latin America / Luciano Martins.

$9.95

Fire from the Mountain: The Making of a Sandinista
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Fire from the Mountain: The Making of a Sandinista

By Omar Cabezas; Carlos Feuntes (Introduction)

New York: Crown Publishers. 1985. Hardcover. First English Edition / Full number line. Very Good. Binding is square and tight. Interior is unmarked. Cover is clean. Foxing on closed edges. Not from a library. 233 pages. .

$8.95

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

Defiant Again: Indigenous Peoples and Latin American Security (McNair Paper 53)
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Defiant Again: Indigenous Peoples and Latin American Security (McNair Paper 53)

By Donna Lee Van Cott

Washington, DC: Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. October 1996. Paperback. 1st Edition. Fine. Binding is square and tight. Interior is unmarked. Cover is clean and crisp . 95 pages. This publication explores the complex nexus of security issues that the governments of Latin America and the indigenous communities of the region faced at the end of t he 20th century. A better understanding of security issues from the perspective of indigenous communities should enable U.S. policymakers to estimate more accurately how U.S. policy plays a role in the aggravation or resolution of inter-ethnic conflict in Latin America. Contents: 500 Years of Confrontation: Indigenous Peoples and Security Policy in Latin America; Understanding Ethnic Policies: The Role of External Variables in Brazil & Colombia; A Marriage of Convenience: The Mexican Indigenous Movement and the Zapatista rebellion

$18.95

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