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Hot Times in Panama

Hot Times in Panama [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1604947136
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Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
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At a party he meets Julia, an attractive young woman he thinks works for the Embassy. When Frank's team is assigned an operation that depends on her, his war gets personal and dirty. After their mission, however, she vanishes. Frank longs to see Julia again, but he won't discover why she disappeared until he receives a letter from her almost forty-five years later.

Conversations on La Playa

Conversations on La Playa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781469771694
Author: Robert Hodum
Publisher: iUniverse
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As a young American university exchange student in the early 1970s, author Robert Hodum found himself in the exotic and mystifying South American country of Colombia. The time he spent there left an indelible imprint upon his life and led him to a career in Latin American history. Journey back to a country torn by poverty and civil unrest, and travel through some of Colombias most perilous and magical settings in conversations on La Playa. With candor and a good dose of humor, Hodum recreates all the sights, smells, and sounds of Colombia. He recounts the subterranean, dangerous world of the city of Medelln, its mist-enshrouded Cordillera neighborhoods, and the haunting characters of its urban landscape. In addition to his personal journey, Hodum includes an extensive glossary of important people, places, and things as well as cultural and historical information that are indispensable for any traveler to the country. He also gives a complete listing of survival vocabulary and expressions in Spanish that off er a deeper appreciation of Colombia, its people, and their language. Travel through Cordillera mountain ranges, mysterious jungles and deserts, and endure the travails of life on the road through one of South Americas most exciting countries with Conversations on La Playa.

Sendero Gringo

Sendero Gringo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1469133830
Author: James Lannan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Sendero Gringo by James Lannan Book Resume:

At the turn of the twenty-first century, several preoccupied travelers wander the gringo trail in South America. Among them, Albert, a retired U.S. postal worker, has come to the southern continent to “live in the moment.” Ten months into his journey, however, after experiencing epiphany on Salar de Uyuni, the power of love in the Rurrenabaque rain forest, and unbounded farce during the offseason at a beach town in Peru, the weary pilgrim can’t keep his eyes off his watch. Among them, Reynaldo, a Spanish teacher on sabbatical, aspires to reconstitute his life following divorce. He has already blown a chance for renewal with a cellist he met during Holy Week in Santa Cruz and driven off a poet who attempted to seduce him the night he met Albert. After breaking up a fist fight in Vilcabamba, Equador, Reynaldo hides out in his room at a hostel and wonders whether deliverance from his neurotic obsession will ever transpire. Among them, Marci, wife of an incorrigible philanderer, hopes that holiday in rough country with her husband will save their marriage. When Jerry ditches her at the start of a hike on Huayna Picchu, a Chicano boy named Simon volunteers to lead her up the peak and then plunges to his death at the top of their climb. Back in Cuzco, she learns that her spouse has betrayed her yet again. Among them, Simon, who was cheated out of a field trip to Peru in high school, has vowed, during a stay at a treatment center, to make the journey on his own. Due to his shaky grasp of geography, he begins his southern trek in Chile. In Tupiza, Bolivia, he befriends an addled Vietnam Veteran and, during an altercation between the two, shoves the ex-marine off a cliff. Sendero Gringo is a collection of travelogues that begins at the end of one road and ends at the beginning of another. No one path guides its reader but another and another wind ahead and back instead.

A Gringo Guide to Living in San Miguel de Allende

A Gringo Guide to Living in San Miguel de Allende [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: William J. Conaway
Publisher: William J Conaway
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A Gringo Guide to Living in San Miguel de Allende by William J. Conaway Book Resume:

A guide, and advice for living and enjoying San Miguel de Allende as a resident or a visitor. A fun filled, Cartoon illustrated day-to-day guide with stories chronicling the authors «Early Years» in San Miguel. Even long-term residents are guaranteed to find information they never knew before, supplied by a 50+ year Bilingual/Bicultural American resident of San Miguel.

Gringo Rebel

Gringo Rebel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1839740566
Author: Ivor Thord-Gray
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
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Gringo Rebel by Ivor Thord-Gray Book Resume:

Gringo Rebel, first published in 1960, is the account of Swedish-born adventurer Ivor Thord-Gray of his time in 1913-1914 in revolutionary Mexico. Thord-Gray first served as an artillery officer in Francisco 'Pancho' Villa’s forces, and later served as a cavalry officer in Carranza’s army under Obregón. He formed close bonds with his Yaqui and Tarahumara scouts, and later prepared a Tarahumara-English Dictionary, and other books about Mexican archaeology. Gringo Rebel offers a first-hand look at the poorly understood conflict in Mexico between the wealthy ruling class and the large majority of land-less peasants living in slave-like conditions, as well as insights into rebel leaders such as Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata (leader of the 'Zapatistas'). Seventeen pages of illustrations are included in this new edition.

Gringo Love

Gringo Love [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1487594542
Author: Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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Gringo Love by Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan Book Resume:

In the city of Natal in northeastern Brazil, several local women negotiate the terms of their intimate relationships with foreign tourists, or gringos, in a situation often referred to as "sex tourism." These women have different experiences, but they share a similar desire to "escape" the social conditions of their lives in Brazil. Based on original ethnographic research and presented in graphic form, Gringo Love explores the hopes, dreams, and realities of these women against a backdrop of deep social inequality and increasing state surveillance leading up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. It touches on important contemporary issues, including sexual economics, transnational mobility, romantic imaginaries, gender representation, race and inequality, and visual methods. The graphic story is accompanied by analysis and contextual discussion, which encourage readers to engage with the narrative and expand their understanding of the broader social issues therein.

A Counterfeit Gringo's Take on Third World Poverty, Cultural Stagnation and Terrorism

A Counterfeit Gringo's Take on Third World Poverty, Cultural Stagnation and Terrorism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781477163177
Author: Marc Rangel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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A Counterfeit Gringo's Take on Third World Poverty, Cultural Stagnation and Terrorism by Marc Rangel Book Resume:

Though born an expatriate U.S. citizen in Nicaragua, the authors hometown has an English name, Bluefields, and was the former capital of the onetime British protectorate called Mosquitia. Added to this exotic background, during his boyhood in the 1930s Nicaragua was under U.S. Marine Occupation and the countrys entire Caribbean region was, in effect, an Anglo-American enclave, which led to his latino friends nicknaming him a gringo hechizo, or Counterfeit Gringo. This dual heritage, with its intimate experiencing of both American and Third World lifestyles, is what makes his comments on the current cultural clash between the Western and non-Western worlds, as outlined in these three brief works, an unique assessment of this most challenging and dangerous international conflict.

The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409017435
Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Random House
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The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene Book Resume:

During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.

The Gringa

The Gringa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1612198236
Author: Andrew Altschul
Publisher: Melville House
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The Gringa by Andrew Altschul Book Resume:

A gripping and subversive novel about the slippery nature of truth and the tragic consequences of American idealism … Leonora Gelb came to Peru to make a difference. A passionate and idealistic Stanford grad, she left a life of privilege to fight poverty and oppression, but her beliefs are tested when she falls in with violent revolutionaries. While death squads and informants roam the streets and suspicion festers among the comrades, Leonora plans a decisive act of protest—until her capture in a bloody government raid, and a sham trial that sends her to prison for life. Ten years later, Andres—a failed novelist turned expat—is asked to write a magazine profile of “La Leo.” As his personal life unravels, he struggles to understand Leonora, to reconstruct her involvement with the militants, and to chronicle Peru’s tragic history. At every turn he’s confronted by violence and suffering, and by the consequences of his American privilege. Is the real Leonora an activist or a terrorist? Cold-eyed conspirator or naïve puppet? And who is he to decide? In this powerful and timely new novel, Andrew Altschul maps the blurred boundaries between fact and fiction, author and text, resistance and extremism. Part coming-of-age story and part political thriller, The Gringa asks what one person can do in the face of the world’s injustice.

Vanished!

Vanished! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780897327930
Author: Evan L. Balkan
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
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Vanished! by Evan L. Balkan Book Resume:

In the best adventures, the intrepid explorer returns home to banner headlines and a hero's welcome...but what of the men and women who don't return home? This collection proves their stories are just as compelling. From the disappearance in Utah of cowboy roamer Everett Ruess to the loss of billionaire explorer Michael Rockefeller in the wilds of New Guinea, the tales ring with mystery, intrigue, and excitement. Whether murdered, drowned, or eaten alive, their disappearances are likely to remain unsolved, but never forgotten.

How to Be a Carioca

How to Be a Carioca [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1600379214
Author: Priscilla Goslin
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
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How to Be a Carioca by Priscilla Goslin Book Resume:

An international bestseller since 1992, this is a humorous look at what makes up one of the world's most colorful characters: the Carioca--those charming inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, written by a U.S. native who has made Rio her home for more than thirty-eight years. If you dream of blending in with the locals while visiting Rio, help is at hand. Natives of Rio have a unique way of maintaining an up-beat samba-like swing while dealing with the woes of the day-to-day in paradise. How to Be a Carioca will help any traveler understand the endearing Carioca attitude about life and gives an insider's view into the unique daily rituals of the charming natives who populate this marvelous city.

On the Plain of Snakes

On the Plain of Snakes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0544866487
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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On the Plain of Snakes by Paul Theroux Book Resume:

The legendary travel writer drives the entire length of the US–Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today’s brutal headlines. Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, as immigration debates boil around the world, Theroux has set out to explore a country key to understanding our current discourse: Mexico. Just south of the Arizona border, in the desert region of Sonora, he finds a place brimming with vitality, yet visibly marked by both the US Border Patrol to the north and mounting discord from within. With the same humanizing sensibility he employed in Deep South, Theroux stops to talk with residents, visits Zapotec mill workers in the highlands, and attends a Zapatista party meeting, communing with people of all stripes who remain south of the border even as family members brave the journey north. From the writer praised for his “curiosity and affection for humanity in all its forms” (New York Times Book Review), On the Plain of Snakes is an exploration of a region in conflict.

Born to Run

Born to Run [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307271919
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Vintage
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Born to Run by Christopher McDougall Book Resume:

The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

The Vineyard at the End of the World: Maverick Winemakers and the Rebirth of Malbec

The Vineyard at the End of the World: Maverick Winemakers and the Rebirth of Malbec [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393083411
Author: Ian Mount
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Vineyard at the End of the World: Maverick Winemakers and the Rebirth of Malbec by Ian Mount Book Resume:

"A definite must-read for Malbec drinkers everywhere.”—Lettie Teague, WSJ.com As wine connoisseurs know, Argentine wine was once famously bad. The grapes were overwatered, harvested in brutal heat, fermented in enormous cement pools, aged in antiquated oak vats, and then watered down and adulterated. The final product was industrial plonk, drinkable only on ice. But in 2001, a Cabernet Sauvignon / Malbec blend beat Napa and Bordeaux’s finest in a blind taste test. Suddenly, Argentina emerged as a premier wine region with a champion varietal—what best-selling author Benjamin Wallace calls “the humble Malbec.” How did this happen? Ian Mount’s vivid journey through Argentina’s Wild West explores the alchemy of weather, soil, and viticulture techniques that, on rare occasions, produce a legendary bottle of wine. He also investigates the dynamics of taste, status, and money that turned Malbec into a worldwide phenomenon. Profiling the larger-than-life figures who fueled the Malbec revolution—including celebrity oenologist Michel Rolland, acclaimed American winemaker Paul Hobbs, and the Mondavi-esque Catena family—Mount describes in colorful detail the brilliant innovations and backroom politics that put Malbec on the map. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes and Mendoza’s sweeping plains, The Vineyard at the End of the World tells the fascinating, four-hundred-year story of how a wine mecca arose in the Argentine desert. It is at once a sumptuous travel narrative, a riveting history of a fascinating region, and an intriguing business story in which a small group of passionate vintners remade their world.

The Umbrella Country

The Umbrella Country [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307781577
Author: Bino A. Realuyo
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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The Umbrella Country by Bino A. Realuyo Book Resume:

"Certain things are better kept than said. . . . But certain things you have to find out now. . . ." On the tumultuous streets of Manila, where the earth is as brown as a tamarind leaf and the pungent smells of vinegar and mashed peppers fill the air, where seasons shift between scorching sun and torrential rain, eleven-year-old Gringo strives to make sense of his family and a world that is growing increasingly harsher before his young eyes. There is Gringo's older brother, Pipo, wise beyond his years, a flamboyant, defiant youth and the three-time winner of the sequined Miss Unibers contest; Daddy Groovie, whiling away his days with other hang-about men, out of work and wilting like a guava, clinging to the hope of someday joining his sister in Nuyork; Gringo's mother, Estrella, moving through their ramshackle home, holding her emotions tight as a fist, which she often clenches in anger after curfew covers the neighborhood in a burst of dark; and Ninang Rola, wise godmother of words, who confides in Gringo a shocking secret from the past--and sets the stage for the profound events to come, in which no one will remain untouched by the jagged pieces of a shattered dream. As Gringo learns; shame is passed down through generations, but so is the life-changing power of blood ties and enduring love. In this lush, richly poetic novel of grinding hardship and resilient triumph, of selfless sacrifice and searing revelation, Bino A. Realuyo brings the teeming world of 1970s Manila brilliantly to life. While mapping a young boy's awakening to adulthood in dazzling often unexpected ways, The Umbrella Country subtly works sweet magic.

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0262322811
Author: Sasha Costanza-Chock
Publisher: MIT Press
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Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! by Sasha Costanza-Chock Book Resume:

An exploration of social movement media practices in an increasingly complex media ecology, through richly detailed cases of immigrant rights activism. For decades, social movements have vied for attention from the mainstream mass media—newspapers, radio, and television. Today, many argue that social media power social movements, from the Egyptian revolution to Occupy Wall Street. Yet, as Sasha Costanza-Chock reports, community organizers know that social media enhance, rather than replace, face-to-face organizing. The revolution will be tweeted, but tweets alone do not the revolution make. In Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! Costanza-Chock traces a much broader social movement media ecology. Through a richly detailed account of daily media practices in the immigrant rights movement, the book argues that there is a new paradigm of social movement media making: transmedia organizing. Despite the current spotlight on digital media, Costanza-Chock finds, social movement media practices tend to be cross-platform, participatory, and linked to action. Immigrant rights organizers leverage social media creatively, even as they create media ranging from posters and street theater to Spanish-language radio, print, and television. Drawing on extensive interviews, workshops, and media organizing projects, Costanza-Chock presents case studies of transmedia organizing in the immigrant rights movement over the last decade. Chapters focus on the historic mass protests against the anti-immigrant Sensenbrenner Bill; coverage of police brutality against peaceful activists; efforts to widen access to digital media tools and skills for low-wage immigrant workers; paths to participation in DREAM activism; and the implications of professionalism for transmedia organizing. These cases show us how savvy transmedia organizers work to strengthen movement identity, win political and economic victories, and transform public consciousness forever.

Category Five

Category Five [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250296137
Author: Ann Dávila Cardinal
Publisher: Tor Teen
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Category Five by Ann Dávila Cardinal Book Resume:

Category Five is a new supernatural YA thriller from Ann Dávila Cardinal, set against the backdrop of a post-hurricane Puerto Rico. After the hurricane, some see destruction and some smell blood. The tiny island of Vieques, located just off the northeastern coast of the main island of Puerto Rico, is trying to recover after hurricane Maria, but the already battered island is now half empty. To make matters worse, as on the main island, developers have come in to buy up the land at a fraction of its worth, taking advantage of the island when it is down. Lupe, Javier, and Marisol are back to investigate a series of murders that follow in the wake of a hurricane and in the shadow of a new supernatural threat. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Bitter Medicine

Bitter Medicine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062190822
Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Bitter Medicine by Sara Paretsky Book Resume:

Private eye V.I. Warshawski knows her friend Consuelo's pregnancy is already risky-she's sixteen and diabetic. Despite V.I.'s efforts to provide Consuelo with proper care, both mother and daughter die in the local hospital. Suspecting malpractice, V.I. begins an investigation- and a reluctant romance with an ER doctor. But deadly complications arise when a series of vicious murders and an attack on a women's clinic lead her to suspect a cold-blooded cover-up. And if V.I. isn't careful, she just might have delivered her final case...

Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of Freedom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199726582
Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Battle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson Book Resume:

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.

Revolt of the Saints

Revolt of the Saints [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0822395703
Author: John F. Collins
Publisher: Duke University Press
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Revolt of the Saints by John F. Collins Book Resume:

In 1985 the Pelourinho neighborhood in Salvador, Brazil was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the next decades, over 4,000 residents who failed to meet the state's definition of "proper Afro-Brazilianness" were expelled to make way for hotels, boutiques, NGOs, and other attractions. In Revolt of the Saints, John F. Collins explores the contested removal of the inhabitants of Brazil’s first capital and best-known site for Afro-Brazilian history, arguing that the neighborhood’s most recent reconstruction, begun in 1992 and supposedly intended to celebrate the Pelourinho's working-class citizens and their culture, revolves around gendered and racialized forms of making Brazil modern. He situates this focus on national origins and the commodification of residents' most intimate practices within a longer history of government and elite attempts to "improve" the citizenry’s racial stock even as these efforts take new form today. In this novel analysis of the overlaps of race, space, and history, Collins thus draws on state-citizen negotiations of everyday life to detail how residents’ responses to the attempt to market Afro-Brazilian culture and reimagine the nation’s foundations both illuminate and contribute to recent shifts in Brazil’s racial politics.