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CENTRAL AMERICA.

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1 ANAYA, MIRNA (FOREWORD); ADAMS, U. S. SENATOR BROCK (INTRODUCTION). Condoning The Killing: Ten Years Of Massacres In El Salvador.
Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean (EPICA), Washington: 1990. 091834610X / 9780918346100 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Documents thirty-two massacres committed in El Salvador. Based on a report by the Commission for the Defense of Human Rights in Central America (COEHUCA) of San Jose, Costa Rica, these accounts give a history of brutality by Salvadoran government troops, trained and supported by the U. S. government. Through the years U. S. officials have repeatedly denied, ignored or justified the Salvadoran governments unrestrained violence against civilians. 
Price: 6.60 USD
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2 BLACK, GEORGE. The Good Neighbor: How The United States Wrote The History Of Central America And The Caribbean.
Pantheon Books, New York: 1988. 0394759656 / 9780394759654 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Central America - it's everywhere today, from the nightly news to the movie marquees. Bu do you know what really went on there - how the United States got in and what happened when it did? From San Juan Hill to Contragate, its been a century of charged encounters with our southern neighbors. Using official records, newspaper stories, travels' accounts, ads, and song lyrics, George Black blasts away at the prevailing image of comeic-opera banana republics rescued by exported American goodwill, technology, and counterrevolution, and shows us, concisely and clearly, exactly how we got into today's mess. A hundred and fifty unexpected images - news photographs, cartoons, movie stills, tgravel brochures - focus the key events in a new light. Teddy Roosevelt peers out from his Panamanian steam shovel. Eugene Hasenfus staggers from his plane wreck in Nicaragua. The Peace Corps is born; Che dies. The Marines come, go, and then come back. Somoza, Carmen Miranda, Castro,; the Bay of Pigs, Grenada, the contras - piece by piece, Black connects them into a full picture of the crucial role our "backyard" has played in our own history - and we in its. Includes an Index. 
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3 BUCKLEY, TOM. Violent Neighbors - El Salvador, Central America, And The United States.
The New York Times Book Co., NY: 1984. 0812910354 / 9780812910353 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Traces the history of the region from Columbus's discovery through 350 years of Spanish rule and 160 years of anarchic independence, down to the insurrection in El Salvador and the escalating war in Nicaragua. A complete report on the region and its relations with the United States. Includes an Index. 
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4 COHEN, JOSHUA; ROGERS, JOEL. Rules Of The Game: American Politics And The Central America Movement.
South End Press, Boston: 1986. 0896083268 / 9780896083264 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 

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5 DICKEY, CHRISTIOPHER. With The Contras: A Reporter In The Wilds Of Nicaragua.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1985. 0671532987 / 9780671532987 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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6 DIDION, JOAN. Salvador.
Simon and Schuster, New York: 1983. 0671470248 / 9780671470241 Fourth printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
An incredible portrait of the tru meaning of terror, fear and political repression based upon the author's 1982 visit to El Salvador. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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7 PEREZ-BRIGNOLI, HECTOR; SAWREY, RICHARD B. & SAWREY, SUSANA STETTRI DE (TRANSLATORS). A Brief History Of Central America.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1989. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This is the first interpretive history of Central America by a Central American historian to be published in English. Anyone with an interest in current events in the region will find here an insightful and well-written guide to the history of its five national states—Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Traces of a common past invite us to make generalizations about the region, even to posit the idea of a Central American nation. But, as Hector Perez-Brignoli shows us, we can learn more from a comparative approach that establishes both the points of convergence and the separate paths taken by the five different countries of Central America. The author offers a concise overview of the region's history from the sixteenth century to the present, beginning with human and cultural geography in the first chapter and ending with the present crisis in the last. He deals with the fundamental themes and problems of the area: the characteristics of the colonial heritage, independence and the crisis of the Federal Republic, the formation of nation-states during the nineteenth century, and the development of export agriculture based on coffee and bananas. The narrative moves finally into the twentieth century to look at the growing impoverishment that multiplies inequalities and leads to the shipwreck of liberal democracy. The case of Costa Rica, exceptional in more ways than one, receives special attention. Hector Perez-Brignoli is Professor of History at the Universidad de Costa Rica. "The Breve Historia offers a Latin American point of view . . . and a more explicitly political focus on the twentieth century. . . . It is stimulating reading and usefully controversial in some places. For now, it is probably the best single short history available."—Brian Loveman, San Diego State University "He demonstrates a fine talent for isolating and depicting major themes in the history of an area otherwise portrayed with great confusion. . . . I think he offers a masterful synthesis."—E. Bradford Burns, University of California, Los Angeles 
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8 PEREZ-BRIGNOLI, HECTOR; SAWREY, RICHARD B. & SAWREY, SUSANA STETTRI DE (TRANSLATORS). A Brief History Of Central America.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1989. First Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
This is the first interpretive history of Central America by a Central American historian to be published in English. Anyone with an interest in current events in the region will find here an insightful and well-written guide to the history of its five national states—Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Traces of a common past invite us to make generalizations about the region, even to posit the idea of a Central American nation. But, as Hector Perez-Brignoli shows us, we can learn more from a comparative approach that establishes both the points of convergence and the separate paths taken by the five different countries of Central America. The author offers a concise overview of the region's history from the sixteenth century to the present, beginning with human and cultural geography in the first chapter and ending with the present crisis in the last. He deals with the fundamental themes and problems of the area: the characteristics of the colonial heritage, independence and the crisis of the Federal Republic, the formation of nation-states during the nineteenth century, and the development of export agriculture based on coffee and bananas. The narrative moves finally into the twentieth century to look at the growing impoverishment that multiplies inequalities and leads to the shipwreck of liberal democracy. The case of Costa Rica, exceptional in more ways than one, receives special attention. Hector Perez-Brignoli is Professor of History at the Universidad de Costa Rica. "The Breve Historia offers a Latin American point of view . . . and a more explicitly political focus on the twentieth century. . . . It is stimulating reading and usefully controversial in some places. For now, it is probably the best single short history available."—Brian Loveman, San Diego State University "He demonstrates a fine talent for isolating and depicting major themes in the history of an area otherwise portrayed with great confusion. . . . I think he offers a masterful synthesis."—E. Bradford Burns, University of California, Los Angeles 
Price: 18.95 USD
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9 SOLNICK, BRUCE L. The West Indies And Central America To 1898.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1972. First Edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
An integrated history of the Caribbean region from pre-Columbian times to the end of the nineteenth century. It encompasses Spanish Central America, the Spanish-held Carribean islands, and the West Indian possessions of Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Includes an Index. 
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10 SPENCE, LEWIS. Mexico And Peru.
Senate, London: 1994. 1859580076 / 9781859580073 s Softcover. Good condition. 

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11 YOUNG-SANCHEZ, MARGARET. Nature And Spirit: Ancient Costa Rican Treasures In The Mayer Collection At The Denver Art Museum.
Denver Art Museum, Denver: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Treasures of Costa Rican art. Assembled almost entirely by Frederick and Jan Mayer, The Denver Art Museum's collection of ancient Costa Rican art is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world, and it is a major component of the museum's acclaimed holdings in New World art. Nature and Spirit reveals to the modern world the richness and sophistication of indigenous thought and the incredible beauty of native art in the Americas. Costa Rica boasts an astounding variety of wildlife. So it is not surprising that animals and supernatural human-animal hybrids are often depicted in the ornate gold, jade, stone, and ceramic objects fashioned by the region's ancient peoples. These treasures offer insights into the nature and spirit of their makers. Generously illustrated and engagingly organized, Nature and Spirit is both an excellent introduction to Costa Rican art and an essential addition to any collection on native peoples of the Americas. Essays by art historians Margaret Young-Sánchez (Denver Art Museum) and Heather Orr (Western State College, Colorado), archaeologists Michael Snarskis (Costa Rica) and John Hoopes (University of Kansas), and anthropologist and linguist David Mora Marín (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) illuminate ancient Costa Rican artistic styles, as well as cultural and religious beliefs, and place the works in archaeological context. Margaret Young-Sanchez is Chief Curator and Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of pre-Columbian Art at the Denver Art Museum. She curated the collections of pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic, and American Indian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art for ten years, before moving to Denver in 1999. Dr. Young-Sánchez earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology at Yale University and a doctorate in art history at Columbia University. Her exhibition Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca opened in Denver in 2004. 
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