Description : A history of Latin America spans six centuries and encompasses twenty countries as it discusses the people, events, and factors that shaped the region--including colonization, revolution, and the struggle for political and social equality.
Description : 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.
Description : Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten emphasis on current cultural analyses of Latin American society and facilitate meaningful connections between the Encounter and the present. Throughout the Fourth Edition, a new full-color design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration program. This, along with new quizzing and assessment options and a new edition of the companion reader, offers students and instructors more support than ever before.
Description : Born and raised in a council house on Birmingham's notorious Balsall Heath under the watchful eye of their staunchly socialist, folk singer father, Robin and Ali Campbell were to become members of the most successful reggae band in the world, a career that has spanned four decades. But this is not the autobiography of a pop band legend, but rather the story of two working class brothers crashing and burning and fighting back against the odds. It is the story of growing up in the 1960s to the sounds of Motown and ska, folk music and skiffle and radical politics and - most importantly - the new and infectious sound of reggae that was to capture the ears of these two teenage kids from the Midlands. Instilled by their father from an early age to always do things their own way, the brothers - in between dead end jobs and the dole office - put together a band that would show Balsall Heath what reggae was all about . Mismanagement, drink, drugs, divorce, paranoia and jail terms would dog the band and threaten to destroy it all - including the brother's relationship and yet they come to amass record sales in excess of 50 million, with nearly 50 hit singles to their credit - from 'Red Red Wine' and 'Don't Break My Heart' to 'Homely Girl' and 'I Got You Babe'.
Description : The planters from long ago planted people on planets throughout the universes. This story explodes on the planet Lamenta as it develops. Things go wrong, as a string of evil queens push the power of women too far, stripping everything from the useless males they keep only for procreation, and harvesting their needed prey. This evil had to be stopped. Out of this evil empire did come one of their future royal whites to organize and build armies from the savages that the Hersonian Empire were harvesting. The planet then became a sponge holding rivers of blood. After the ashes started to settle, the evil queen emerges out of the unknown to destroy the queen of love and great purity. This sends the king on a giant exploration adventure covering the planet. On this trip, he finds a new love and gives Mempire a new queen. Evil refuses to give up on Lamenta as the future queen of evil; Lilith, almost makes all life on Lamenta extinct. Space dog gives King James the ability to fight this evil and with time, life begins to reproduce again. Yet during his travels, Lilith captures his seed to create his child to have as a tool to cripple Mempire. The spirits of the heavens intervene as they allow Mempires dead queen to reach her hand out and save this child, hiding her spirit in a new child. Mempire continues to provide its citizens an environment to build their new families. Yet, dangers continue as their queen from the grave warns as Mempire continues to battle evil. King James and his royal whites lay a solid foundation for an empire that would grow into one of the greatest in the Milky Way as many of the stars in your sky belong to this great power of good.
Description : These essays emerge from different crucial and complex conflicts: from the memory of a bishop, Bartolome de las Casas, urging the pope of his time to cleanse the church of complicity with violence, oppression, and slavery; from the lament and defiance of so many Middle Eastern women, victims of male domination and too many wars; from the voices bursting out from the colonial margins that dare to question and transgress the norms and laws imposed by colonizers and conquerors; from the emerging and diverse theological disruptions of traditional orthodoxies and rigid dogmatisms; from the denial of human rights to immigrant communities, living in the shadows of opulent societies; from the use of the sacred Hebrew Scriptures to displace and dispossess the indigenous peoples of Palestine. The essays belong to different intellectual genres and conceptual crossroads and are thus illustrative of the dialogic imagination that the Russian intellectual Mikhail Bakhtin considered basic to any serious intellectual enterprise. They are also the literary sediment of years of sharing lectures, dialogues, and debates in several academic institutions in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and Palestine.
Description : Guardian Witch Book Four A dead body, black magic, and a vampire enforcer... Ari thought her biggest problem was deciding if she should move in with her vampire boyfriend, Andreas. That was before they found the dead body at the bottom of the Riverdale cliffs. And before she realized he'd been cursed by black magic. Just as she begins the murder investigation, the vampire rulers in Europe send an enforcer to make inquiries into the recent defeat of the Toronto vampire prince. While Andreas has taken responsibility for the brutal dictator’s death, there is much about the incident that he and Ari must keep to themselves—secrets the vampire elders would stop at nothing to learn. With threats of retaliation hanging over their heads, Ari moves into Andreas’s Victorian mansion—for safety’s sake—while the enforcer begins a campaign of terror. Ari is caught between competing dangers and challenges: black magic, a ghost, a missing Native American artifact…not to mention a new roommate…all while trying to stay alive… Keywords: treasure hunt, vampire, witch, strong heroine, fire witch, romantic elements, Urban Fantasy, paranormal suspense
Description : This second book in the thrilling Gladiator School series takes Lucius and Quin on their deadliest adventure yet: a journey to Pompeii for the gladiatorial games. There, Lucius meets a powerful friend willing to help find his missing father. But can he be trusted? Meanwhile, strange tremors rock the town, and a seer warns of the "end of days." What does this portend? And will Quin survive his fights with the seasoned gladiators of Pompeii?
Description : From the celebrated author of the international bestseller Suite Française, a newly discovered novel, a story of passion and long-kept secrets, set against the background of a rural French village in the years before World War II.Written in 1941, Fire in the Blood – only now assembled in its entirety – teems with the intertwined lives of an insular French village in the years before the war, when "peace" was less important as a political state than as a coveted personal condition: the untroubled pinnacle of happiness. At the center of the novel is Silvio, who has returned to this small town after years away. As his narration unfolds, we are given an intimate picture of the loves and infidelities, the scandals, the youthful ardor and regrets of age that tie Silvio to the long-guarded secrets of the past. From the Trade Paperback edition.