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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.

1. Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation (2013)

 Best Latin American Books To ReadLatino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the largest minority in the United States. This companion to the landmark PBS miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the story of Latino Americans is the story of our country.Author and acclaimed journalist Ray Suarez explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a five-hundred-year span, encompassing an epic range of experiences from the early European settlements to Manifest Destiny; the Wild West to the Cold War; the Great Depression to globalization; and the…
Author(s): Ray Suarez

2. 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. In fact, Latin American literature has a long and rich tradition that reaches back to the Colonial period and is filled with remarkable writers too little known in the English-speaking world. The short story has been a central part of this tradition, from Fray Bartolome de las…
Author(s): Gonzalez Echevarria, Roberto

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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. Including charts and tables with the most current data available, the book also offers a wealth of new boxed discussions and vignettes….
Author(s): Patrice Franko

7. 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. Further titles in the Course take the reader to the Roman provinces of Britain and Egypt, and to imperial Rome itself….
Author(s): Cambridge School Classics Project

8. 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. This brief text offers an unbiased reflection on the neoliberal debate in Latin America and the institutional puzzle that underlies the region’s difficulties with democratization and development. In addition to providing an overview of this key element of the Latin…
Author(s): Peter Kingstone

9. 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. A thematic anthology of primary sources for Latin American social and cultural history, the Second Edition reader complements the table of contents of Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition, and draws on newspapers, novels, magazines, and journals―many translated by Chasteen himself―to present compelling narrative accounts of life and society across Latin American history….
Author(s): John Charles Chasteen

10. 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. Each of the twelve chapters, written by a leading scholar in the field, examines influential texts that are readily available in English and introduces the reader to a period, topic,…
Author(s): Sanchez Jr., Robert Eli

11. 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. Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, Cheryl Martin and Mark Wasserman, Latin America and Its People presents a fresh interpretative survey of Latin American history from pre-Columbian times to the beginning of the Twenty-First Century. It…
Author(s): Cheryl E. Martin, Mark Wasserman

12. 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

13. 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). This is Paleo as you’ve never experienced before, embracing traditional Latin American comfort…
Author(s): Amanda Torres, Milagros Torres

14. 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. This clear and concise text extends our understanding with a critical narrative analysis of key case studies: the 1910–1920 Mexican Revolution; the 1944–1954 Guatemalan Spring; the 1952–1964 MNR-led revolution in Bolivia; the Cuban Revolution that triumphed in 1959; the 1970–1973 Chilean path to socialism; the leftist Sandinistas in Nicaragua in power from 1979–1990; failed guerrilla movements in Colombia, El Salvador, and Peru; and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela after Hugo…
Author(s): Marc Becker

Best Latin American Books to Read

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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

Spectral Theory and Mathematical Physics: STMP 2018, Santiago, Chile

Author(s): Pablo Miranda, Nicolas Popoff, Georgi Raikov
ID: 2815101, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 15 Mb, Format: epub

Big Business And Dictatorships In Latin America: A Transnational History Of Profits And Repression

Author(s): Victoria Basualdo, Hartmut Berghoff, Marcelo Bucheli
ID: 2835963, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

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