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Best Latin American Books To Read

Our list of some of the best Latin American books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (1997)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadWhen Latin American writers burst onto the world literary scene in the now famous “Boom” of the sixties, it seemed as if an entire literature had invented itself over night out of thin air. Not only was the writing extraordinary but its sudden and spectacular appearance itself seemed magical.
Author(s): Gonzalez Echevarria, Roberto

The Borzoi Anthology of Latin American Literature: From the Time of Columbus to the Twentieth Century (Volume I) (1977-06-12) ()

 Best Latin American Books To ReadPaperback Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York; 1st edition (1977-06-12) (1656) ASIN: B01A0BWHAE Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #874,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Author(s): Jan 1, 1656

Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations by Unknown [Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009] (Paperback) 3rd Edition [Paperback] ()

 Best Latin American Books To ReadProblems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations by Unk
Author(s): Unknown

Consider the Source: Documents in Latin American History for Latin America: An Interpretive History (2010)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadThe documents section originally found in the main text, Latin America: An Interpretive History, has been expanded and converted into this reader, which can be packaged with the text.
Author(s): Julie A. Charlip

The Puzzle of Latin American Economic Development (2018)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadThoroughly revised and updated, this foundational text provides the basic economic tools for students to understand the problems facing the countries of Latin America. In the fourth edition, Patrice Franko analyzes challenges to the neoliberal model of development and highlights recent macroeconomic changes in the region.
Author(s): Patrice Franko

North American Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1 Student’s Book (2015)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadDeveloped by the University of Cambridge School Classics Project, this bestselling Latin program provides an enjoyable and carefully paced introduction to the Latin language, complemented by background information on Roman culture and civilization. The story begins in the town of Pompeii shortly before the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 and follows the fortunes of the household of Lucius Caecilius Iucundus.
Author(s): Cambridge School Classics Project

The Political Economy of Latin America: Reflections on Neoliberalism and Development (2010)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadNeoliberalism has been at the centre of enormous controversy since its first appearance in Latin America in the early 1970s. Even neoliberalism’s strongest supporters concede that it has not lived up to its promises and that growth, poverty, and inequality all have performed considerably worse than hoped.
Author(s): Peter Kingstone

Born in Blood and Fire: Latin American Voices (Second Edition) (2016)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadThe companion reader to the most readable, highly regarded, and affordable history of Latin America for our times.
Author(s): John Charles Chasteen

Latin American and Latinx Philosophy: A Collaborative Introduction (2019)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadLatin American and Latinx Philosophy: A Collaborative Introduction is a beginner’s guide to canonical texts in Latin American and Latinx philosophy, providing the non-specialist with necessary historical and philosophical context, and demonstrating their contemporary relevance. It is written in jargon-free prose for students and professors who are interested in the subject, but who don’t know where to begin.
Author(s): Sanchez Jr., Robert Eli

Latin America and Its People: To 1830 (2007)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadOffering a balance of social, political, environmental, and cultural history, Latin America and Its People looks at the whole of Latin America in a thematic rather than country-by-country approach. This engaging textbook emphasizes the stories of the diverse people of Latin America, their everyday lives, and the issues that affected them.
Author(s): Cheryl E. Martin, Mark Wasserman

The Latino Reader: An American Literary Tradition from 1542 to the Present (1997)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadThe Latino Reader is the first anthology to present the full history of this important American literary tradition, from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day. Selections include works of history, memoirs, letters, and essays, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama. Adding to the importance of the volume are several selections from rare and little-known texts that have been translated into English for the first time.
Author(s): Harold Augenbraum, Margarite FernXe1ndez Olmos

Latin American Paleo Cooking: Over 80 Traditional Recipes Made Grain and Gluten Free (2017)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadAmanda Torres, founder of The Curious Coconut, tells a story of heritage and tradition with her recipes. In collaboration with her Puerto Rican mother-in-law, Milagros, she provides authentic recipes from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela, among others. Discover a new, adventurous side to Paleo with recipes like Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef in Tomato Sauce), Empanadas al Horno (Baked Meat Turnovers) and Pollo a la Brasa (Marinated Roasted Chicken).
Author(s): Amanda Torres, Milagros Torres

Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions (Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom) (2017)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadRevolutions are a commonly studied but only vaguely understood historical phenomenon.
Author(s): Marc Becker

Best Latin American Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some latin american books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Humboldt’s Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey that Changed the Way We See the World

Author(s): Gerard Helferich
ID: 2390930, Publisher: Gotham Books, Year: 4 Nov 2011, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Post-Global Aesthetics: 21st Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures

Author(s): Gesine Müller (editor), Benjamin Loy (editor)
ID: 3534006, Publisher: De Gruyter, Year: 2023, Size: 25 Mb, Format: pdf

The Geography of Trade Liberalization: Peru’s Free Trade Continuity in Comparative Perspective

Author(s): Omar Awapara
ID: 3627943, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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