LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND HISTORY
Alexander von Humboldt
Translated by Jason Wilson
Introduction by Malcolm Nicolson
Penguin Classics • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-044553-4 • $17.00
Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel
“Karlan is one of the world’s leading experts
on microfinance in developing countries,
and he’s done pioneering research around
the globe. His work smashes old boundaries
within economics to answer some of the
most pressing issues facing poor countries
today.”—Edward Miguel, UC Berkeley.
Dutton • 352 pp. • 978-0-525-95189-6 • $26.95
“A multifaceted story about how the fruit’s
unique nature has allowed it to become a
worldwide food staple and a geopolitical
force.”—The Boston Globe.
Plume • 304 pp. • 978-0-452-29008-2 • $16.00
Illustrated by Chie Shimano
This illustrated biography tells the revolutionary’s story through the popular Japanese art form manga—from his birth in
Argentina to meeting Fidel Castro and participating in the Cuban Revolution and his
death in Bolivia.
Penguin • 192 pp. • 978-0-14-311816-9 • $15.00
Frances Moore Lappé
and Anna Lappé
“Describing their journeys through Brazil,
Pakistan, Holland and the U.S., the Lappés
question the economic status quo as well as
discuss the way different countries handle
food production in times of scarcity and
Tarcher • 400 pp. • 978-1-58542-237-1 • $15.95
An elegy for what has been lost and a celebration of those cultures resilient enough to
maintain their vibrancy—from New Guinea
and Borneo to Machu Picchu and Cuba—
Linden’s new book captures the world at a
turning point and offers an intimate look at
creatures and cultures as they encounter
and try to adapt to globalization.
Viking • 256 pp. • 978-0-670-2251-9 • $26.95
Sidney W. Mintz
“Shows how the intelligent analysis of the
history of a single commodity can be used
to pry open the history of an entire world of
social relationships and human behavior.”—
The New York Review of Books.
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-009233-2 • $16.00
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard professor
recounts the career of Sergio de Mello, the
humanitarian and U.N. worker killed in a 2003
terrorist attack in Iraq. “For three decades Vie-ira de Mello courageously embodied the oft-maligned and seemingly hopeless U.N. mission to bring kindness, sanity, and peace to a
cruel and war-torn world….A stirring portrait
of courage and tenaciously pragmatic idealism.”—Mark Bowden, author of Killing Pablo.
Penguin • 640 pp. • 978-0-14-311485-7 • $17.00
“A gripping portrait of political violence in
Latin America, and an invaluable resource
for helping students to understand it.”—Dr.
Penguin • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-017254-6 • $18.00
Jeffrey D. Sachs
A road map to sustainable and global prosperity and an augury of the global economic collapse that lies ahead if we don’t
follow it. “Explains the most basic economic
reckoning that the world faces.”—Al Gore.
Penguin • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-311487-1 • $17.00
Foreword by Bono
“A compelling blueprint for eliminating
extreme poverty from the world by 2025.
Sachs’s analysis and proposals are suffused
with all the practical experience of his
twenty years in the field.”—George Soros.
Penguin • 416 pp. • 978-0-14-303658-6 • $17.00
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES 2011 • PENGUIN GROUP (USA)
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