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41 POOLE, STAFFORD. Pedro Moya De Contreras: Catholic Reform And Royal Power In New Spain, 1571-1591.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2011. Second Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A definitive portrait of a Spanish cleric and royalist who fundamentally shaped New Spain, updated in light of newly available sources For a brief few years in the sixteenth century, Pedro Moya de Contreras was the most powerful man in the New World. A church official and loyal royalist, he came to Mexico in 1571 to establish the Inquisition and later became archbishop and viceroy for the region. This new edition of Stafford Poole's definitive portrait of Moya de Contreras, first published in 1971, now offers an expanded understanding of this enigmatic figure's influence on the development of New Spain. In tracing the career of a sixteenth-century church official and administrator who was more notable for what he did than for who he was, Poole offers a rich source of information about Spanish rule in colonial Mexico and the evolving relationship between the Spanish monarchy and the Catholic Church. For this second edition, Poole draws on newly available sources to fill in gaps regarding Moya de Contreras's shadowy early career and final years in Spain. He also explores in greater depth the churchman's influence as Grand Inquisitor in light of the plethora of new research and recent publications on the Spanish Inquisition. Poole shows that Moya de Contreras was as diligent at carrying out the tortures of the Inquisition as he was at exposing government and church corruption. His reforming zeal reached its culmination in his leadership of the Third Mexican Provincial Council of 1585, which enacted a legal code for the Mexican Church that lasted more than three hundred years. Stafford Poole, C.M., an ordained Roman Catholic priest, is the author of Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Origins and Sources of a Mexican National Symbol, 1531-1797 and Juan de Ovando: Governing the Spanish Empire in the Reign of Philip II. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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42 QUINONES, SAM. Antonio's Gun And Delfino's Dream: True Tales Of Mexican Migration.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Sam Quinones's first book, True Tales From Another Mexico, was acclaimed for the way it peered into the corners of that country for its larger truths and complexities. Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream, Quinones's second collection of nonfiction tales, does the same for one of the most important issues of our times: the migration of Mexicans to the United States. Quinones has covered the world of Mexican immigrants for the last thirteen years--from Chicago to Oaxaca, Michoacan to southeast Los Angeles, Tijuana to Texas. Along the way, he has uncovered stories that help illuminate all that Mexicans seek when they come north, how they change their new country, and are changed by it. Here are the stories of the Henry Ford of velvet painting in Ciudad Juarez, the emergence of opera in Tijuana, the bizarre goings-on in the L.A. suburb of South Gate, and of the drug-addled colonies of Old World German Mennonites in Chihuahua. Through it all winds the tale of Delfino Juarez, a young construction worker, and modern-day Huckleberry Finn, who had to leave his village to change it. "Sam Quinones is a border legend. For those in the know, his reportage has been cause for celebration. Now, with Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream he takes us behind the lines and undercover. He puts a human face on 'illegal immigration' and he gives us stunning stories of survival and dread. However, he accomplishes something more valuable than a mere parade of sensational set pieces--Quinones starts to put the complex issues in the light of understanding and hard-won wisdom."--Luis A. Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway and The Hummingbird's Daughter "Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream is journalism that doesn't replay or expand on the clichd or stereotyped stories of the exotic border, of mystical or threatening mejicanos. Genuinely original work, what great fiction and nonfiction aspire to be, these are stories that stop time and remind us how great reading is."--Dagoberto Gilb, author of Hecho en Tejas Sam Quinones lived in Mexico for ten years writing freelance for a variety of U.S. publications. In 1998 he was a recipient of the Alicia Patterson Fellowship. In 2001 he published a highly acclaimed collection of stories about contemporary Mexico, True Tales from Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino, and the Bronx (UNM Press). He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Sheila, and daughter, Kate, and is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. ". . . a keen look at the migrant economy . . . [in] nine skillful, moving stories. Quinones layers with the sociological, economic, and historical context of 60 years of immigration . . . [in these] very fine pieces of literary journalism." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review ". . . journalism that doesn't replay or expand on the cliched or stereotyped stories of the exotic border . . . Genuinely original work. . . ." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Where others see unremarkable immigrants, Quinones finds gold . . . he has filed the best dispatches about Mexican migration and its effects on the United States and Mexico, bar none." -- Los Angeles Times "Quinones' book humanizes a political issue that has become sloganized into meaninglessness . . . [he]delves deeply and with rich and illustrative detail into the cultural ramifications of our shaky borders." -- Santa Fe Reporter "This book humanizes the immigration issue . . . by focusing on in-depth profiles of migrants on both sides of the border and telling their tales with empathy and a novelist's eye for character, narrative structure, and psychological detail." -- Bloomsbury Review "The strength of Quinones' collection of stories rests in his ability to blur stories of departure and settlement...The accessibility of these 'true tales'...make Quinones' monograph ideally suited for undergraduate classes in borderlands, US West, and California history." -- Southern California Quarterly "Sam Quinones has a remarkable ability to put a human face on the controversial issue of immigration..." -- Magill's Literary Annual 2008 "[Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream] is an exclamation point in Quinones' career and solidifies its author's membership in an elite fraternity of border journalists....Quinones presents the matter with skill and insight refreshing to even the most migration-calloused ears." -- Texas Observer "Quinones approaches [Mexican immigration] with his eyes and ears open and with his mind not already made up. He reports the actual lives of people so they become something larger and more fascinating than theory." -- New Mexico Historical Review " engaging book in which biographies of individuals are skillfully assembled to provide a revealing look at political, economic and social change in Mexico and in Mexican communities in the United States." -- Journal of Latin American Studies "Sam Quinones has produced a sublime collection. . . . Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream [is] must reading for anyone seriously interested in the issue of immigration." -- Tennessean "This book illuminates individual lives in a historic movement and muses on the nature of the movement . . . scrupulously researched . . . infused with life and spirit and affection . . . Quinones is a hell of a storyteller." -- Tucson Weekly "[Quinones'] gift for storytelling brings the Mexican mindset to life and provides important cultural and economic context . . . the rich picture evoked overall is fascinating." -- Library Journal 
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Avon Books, New York: 1975. 038000321X / 9780380003211 First Avon Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
This is the greatest modern epic of catastrophe and human endurance. "A classic in the literature of survival." -Newsweek. 
Price: 2.61 USD
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44 RECINOS, ADRIEN. Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book Of The Ancient Quiche Maya.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This is the first complete version in English of the "Book of the People" of the Quiche Maya, the most powerful nation of the Guatemalan highlands in pre-Conquest times and a branch of the ancient Maya, whose remarkable civilization in pre-Columbian America is in many ways comparable to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean. Generally regarded as America's oldest book, the Popol Vuh, in fact, corresponds to our Christian Bible, and it is, moreover, the most important of the five pieces of the great library treasures of the Maya that survived the Spanish Conquest. The Popol Vuh was first transcribed in the Quiche language, ábut in Latin characters, in the middle of the sixteenth century, by some unknown but highly literate Quiche Maya Indian-probably from the oral traditions of his people. This now lost manuscript was copied at the end of the seventeenth century by Father Francisco Ximnez, then parish priest of the village of Santo Tomas Chichicastenango in the highlands of Guatemala, today the most celebrated and best-known Indian town in all of Central America. The mythology, traditions, cosmogony, and history of the Quich Maya, including the chronology of their kings down to 1550, are related in simple yet literary style by the Indian chronicler. And Adrian Recinos has made a valuable contribution to the understanding and enjoyment of the document through his thorough going introduction and his identification of places and people in the footnotes. Adrian Recinos-who made a new Spanish translation from the original Ximnez manuscript in Quiche after he had discovered differences, omissions, and changes in the text published by Brasseur de Bourbourg in 1861Ńis a distinguished diplomat as well as linguist, archaeologist, and ethnologist. For sixteen years (1928- 44), minister and ambassador to the United States from his native Guatemala, he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from George Washington University in 1942. Now retired, he lives in Guatemala City, where he pursues his linguistic and archaeological avocations. 
Price: 20.85 USD
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45 RIPPY, J. FRED Latin America: A Modern History.
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor: 1958. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 9.50 USD
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46 ROURKE, THOMAS. Gomez: Tyrant Of The Andes.
William Morrow and Company, New York: 1936. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. 
Here is the dramatic story of an ignorant barbarian who took hold of one section of the civilized world, Venezuela and made it his own. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.05 USD
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47 RUIZ DE ALARCON, HERNANDO. Treatise On The Heathen Superstitions That Today Live Among The Indians Native To This New Spain, 1629.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Treatise of Hernando Ruiz de Alarcon is one of the most important surviving documents of early colonial Mexico. It was written in 1629 as an aid to Roman Catholic churchmen in their efforts to root out the vestiges of pre-Columbian Aztec religious beliefs and practices. For the student of Aztec religion and culture is a valuable source of information. Hernando Ruiz de Alarcon was born in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico, in the latter part of the sixteenth century. He attended the University of Mexico and later took holy orders. Sometime after he was assigned to the parish of Atenango, he began writing the Treatise for his fellow priests and church superiors to use as a guide in suppressing native "heresy." With great care and attention to detail Ruiz de Alarcon collected and recorded Aztec religious practices and incantations that had survived a century of Spanish domination (sometimes in his zeal extracting information from his informants through force and guile). He wrote down the incantations in Nahuatl and translated them into Spanish for his readers. He recorded rites for such everyday activities as woodcutting, traveling, hunting, fishing, farming, harvesting, fortune telling, lovemaking, and the curing of many diseases, from toothache to scorpion stings. Although Ruiz de Alarcon was scornful of native medical practices, we know now that in many aspects of medicine the Aztec curers were far ahead of their European counterparts. 
Price: 38.90 USD
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48 SANTIAGO, ESMERALDA (EDITOR). Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1998. 0375401512 / 9780375401510 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Richly illustrated and and embellished with songs and poems, along with recipes for an unforgettable Christmas dinner---this is an enduring treasury of Latino writing to read again and again. 
Price: 42.28 USD
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49 SIGMUND, PAUL E. (EDITOR). Models Of Political Change In Latin America.
Praeger Publishers, New York: 1970. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
It is the virtue of the present collection of documents and articles that it presents--generally in the words of the Latin Americans themselves---all sides of the current debate over political, social, and economic change in the region. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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50 STROHM, JOHN L. I Lived With Latin Americans.
Wilcox & Follett Co., Chicago: 1944. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Dustjacket has chips and tears. 
This book is a trip by unbeaten path through the 20 republics of Latin America... This book is the first to recognize that the most important fellow in Latin America is the "man in the field." 
Price: 51.78 USD
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51 SZULC, TAD. Dominican Diary.
Delacorte Press, New York: 1965. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here is the provocative on-the-scene account of the Dominican crisis. 
Price: 23.28 USD
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52 TORRES-RIOSECO, ARTURO. The Epic Of Latin-american Literature.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1964. Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
This is a detailed and illuminating treatment of a subject that has had little attention in English: the history of the literature of our neighbors to the south. Includes an Index. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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53 TREISTER, KENNETH; CASANOVA, PATRICIA VARGAS & CRISTINO, CLAUDIO; LIBESKIND, DANIEL (FOREWORD). Easter Island's Silent Sentiinals: The Sculpture And Architecture Of Rapa Nui.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque:2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
It may be the most interesting and yet loneliest spot on earth: a volcanic rock surrounded by a million square miles of ocean, named for the day Dutch explorers discovered it, Easter Sunday, April 5, 1722. Here people created a complex society, sophisticated astronomy, exquisite wood sculpture, monumental stone architecture, roads, and a puzzling ideographic script. And then they went about sculpting amazing, giant human figures in stone. This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island's vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues. It shows the conjecturally reconstructed prehistoric pole houses; the ahu, the sculptures' platform, as a spectacular expression of prehistoric megalithic architecture; and the Easter Island Statue Project's inventory of the colossal moai sculptures. Kenneth Treister, FAIA, architect, photographer, author, and sculptor of the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, Florida, has published in over fifty professional journals, written six books, and produced four documentaries on architecture, including Mystery of Easter Island (1990). Patricia Vargas Casanova and Claudio Cristino, archaeologists, anthropologists, professors, and founders of the University of Chile's Easter Island and Oceania Studies Centre created the island's archaeology survey of over twenty thousand archaeological sites and were awarded the international Explorers Club prestigious Lowell Thomas Award (2011) for their life's work on Easter Island. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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54 WEEKS, JR., MORRIS. Hello Venezuela.
Norton, NY: 1968. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket and mylar protective covering. Good condition. Library discard. 
Following a history of exploitation by a tiny privileged class, Venezuela is a country which has only recently emerged into the twentieth century to give the average citizen new hope for a share of his nation's wealth. The author portrays with knowledge and sympapth the country and its people, and their tri-racial background and their kaleidoscopic mixture of Indian, Spanish and African cultures. Includes numerous photographs and an Index. 
Price: 20.19 USD
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Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1979. 0809472714 A volume in The Seafarers Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
An illustrated history of the Spanish Main, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico area that would become a Spanish lake, the mainland and islands bordering it a Spanish empire larger than all Europe. But this Spanish Main would seethe with conflict for centuries. Contains an Index. 
Price: 6.13 USD
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