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  • FAMILY ALBUM. by Alegria, Claribel.
    Alegria, Claribel.
    FAMILY ALBUM.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, (1991). First edition - Three novellas - the title story and 'The Talisman' and 'Village of God and the Devil' - which explore three critical stages in a woman's life. Translation from the Spanish by Amanda Hopkinson 191 pp. ISBN: 0-915306-948.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61355
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  • TROPICAL NATURE: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America. by Forsyth, Adrian and Ken Miyata.
    Forsyth, Adrian and Ken Miyata.
    TROPICAL NATURE: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990). Classic work on rain forest ecology. Foreword by Thomas Lovejoy, Illustrated with drawings by Sarah Landry, Includes a beginner's guide to tropical travel, list of further reading. Index. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-684-187108.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69192
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  • EL SALVADORE: Central America In The New Cold War. by Gettleman, Marvin E.; Patrick Lacefield, Louis Menashe, David Mermelstein and Ronald Radosh, editors.
    Gettleman, Marvin E.; Patrick Lacefield, Louis Menashe, David Mermelstein and Ronald Radosh, editors.
    EL SALVADORE: Central America In The New Cold War.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1981.). First edition - From the back cover: "Why has the Reagon administration singled out El Salvador, a small, poor Central American nation, as the testing fround for a new foreign policy? Is El Salvador really on a Soviet 'hit list?' Are the violence and political unrest in that country the outcome of along, indigenous struggle against poverty and tyranny common throughout Central America, or are they, as the Reagon administration claims, the by-products of outside interference by the Soviet Union, Cuba, and their allies? El Salvador: Central America in the New Cold War, providing background material and discussion of these important issues, is an indispensable guide for those who want to understand the intensifying…

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    New York: Grove Press, (1981.). First edition - From the back cover: "Why has the Reagon administration singled out El Salvador, a small, poor Central American nation, as the testing fround for a new foreign policy? Is El Salvador really on a Soviet 'hit list?' Are the violence and political unrest in that country the outcome of along, indigenous struggle against poverty and tyranny common throughout Central America, or are they, as the Reagon administration claims, the by-products of outside interference by the Soviet Union, Cuba, and their allies? El Salvador: Central America in the New Cold War, providing background material and discussion of these important issues, is an indispensable guide for those who want to understand the intensifying turmoil in El Salvador and Central America as a whole.." Map frontispiece, photographs, bibliography and resources, index. 397 pp. ISBN: 0-394179560.

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    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42627
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  • THE ART OF POLITICAL MURDER: Who Killed the Bishop? by Goldman, Francisco.
    Goldman, Francisco.
    THE ART OF POLITICAL MURDER: Who Killed the Bishop?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first non-fiction book by this noted novelist, this is a penetrating look at the brutal death of Bishop Juan Geradi in Guatemala City in April 1998 - just 2 days after he had issued a human rights report that found the Guatemalan Army primarily responsible for the deaths and disappearances of 200,000 civilians. Goldman spent seven years following the investigation into this murder, and the result is a riveting and complex work. Index. 396 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-18283.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57163
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  • HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE. by Henley, Patricia.
    Henley, Patricia.
    HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: MacMurray & Beck, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by two collections of short stories), the story of a young American midwife who discovers the secret wars in Guatemala, where even the children can sometimes disappear. Nominated for the National Book Award. 326 pp. ISBN: 1878448870.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56591
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  • HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE. by Henley, Patricia.
    Henley, Patricia.
    HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: MacMurray & Beck, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by two collections of short stories), the story of a young American midwife who discovers the secret wars in Guatemala, where even the children can sometimes disappear. Nominated for the National Book Award. 326 pp. ISBN: 1878448870.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.) Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 52649
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  • CROSSWIND. by Henry, Robert (pseudonym of Robert Henry Schmelzer)
    Henry, Robert (pseudonym of Robert Henry Schmelzer)
    CROSSWIND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - an adventure story set in a mythical Central American country. It features Luke Hadley, an American flyer on the loose (Henry was himself a pilot). 371 pp. Dust jacket by William Preston.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74199
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  • THE MIDDLE BEAT: A Correspondent's View of Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. by Kennedy, Paul P., edited by Stanley R. Ross
    Kennedy, Paul P., edited by Stanley R. Ross
    THE MIDDLE BEAT: A Correspondent's View of Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Teachers College Press -Columbia University, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of this collection of Kennedy's reports from 1954 to 1965 when he was the New York Times chief correspondent in Mexico and Central America. Glossy photographs throughout, introduction by the editor, Stanley R. Ross, and a preface by Kennedy, The fourth title in a series sponsored by the Center for Education in Latin America. Index, xix, 235 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61373
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  • BODY OF TRUTH. by Lindsey, David.
    Lindsey, David.
    BODY OF TRUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - His seventh novel, a literate thriller set in the 'murky underworld of Guatemala,' where a young American woman has disappeared. 417 pp,. ISBN: 0-385-248148.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 58276
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  • BIRD OF LIFE, BIRD OF DEATH: A Naturalist's Jourrney Through a Land of Political Turmoil. by Maslow, Jonathan.
    Maslow, Jonathan.
    BIRD OF LIFE, BIRD OF DEATH: A Naturalist's Jourrney Through a Land of Political Turmoil.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book, an account of a trip he made in 1983 to Guatemela in search of the quetzal, the bird of life, a bird whose existence in endangered both by loss of habitat and by the civil war raging in Guatemela. A blend of political, social and natural history. Map, selected bibliography, index. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-671-52738x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some rubbing to the edges and folds of the dj)

    Book ID: 61412
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  • BIRD OF LIFE, BIRD OF DEATH: A Naturalist's Jourrney Through a Land of Political Turmoil. by Maslow, Jonathan.
    Maslow, Jonathan.
    BIRD OF LIFE, BIRD OF DEATH: A Naturalist's Jourrney Through a Land of Political Turmoil.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: The Viking Press, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book, an account of a trip he made in 1983 to Guatemela in search of the quetzal, the bird of life, a bird whose existence in endangered both by loss of habitat and by the civil war raging in Guatemela. A blend of political, social and natural history. Map, selected bibliography, index. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-670-810878.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61413
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  • THE CROOKED SIDE OF HELL. by Nelson, Coralia.
    Nelson, Coralia.
    THE CROOKED SIDE OF HELL.

    Edition: Trade paperback original - first printing.

    San Francisco: Alchemy Books. (1984). SIGNED first edition - Author's first book, a novel based on her own expericences about the violent changes, murder and kidnapping in modern-day El Salvador. SIGNED on the title page with the word "Enjoy" (not sure that is the most appropriate sentiment for this book) Cover and frontispiece illustrations by Eugene Legend. 119 pp. ISBN: 0-93129083x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73533
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  • AT THE FALL OF SOMOZA. by Pezzullo, Lawrence and Ralph Pezzullo.
    Pezzullo, Lawrence and Ralph Pezzullo.
    AT THE FALL OF SOMOZA.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - An account of the end of the 40 year regime of Nicaragua's dictator, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, told by the US ambassador who was sent there in June 1979 primarily to negotiate his abdication. However, this book, written by Ambassador Pezzulo and his son, a playwright and novelist, also draws on many unpublished Spanish language journals and eyewitnesses accounts of the people of Nicaragua - Sandinistas, National Guardsmen, the Archbishop of Managua, city people and peasants - and it also attempts to answer the questions of why the United States was so involved in this small Central American country, and why the US was so ineffective there. A title in…

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    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - An account of the end of the 40 year regime of Nicaragua's dictator, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, told by the US ambassador who was sent there in June 1979 primarily to negotiate his abdication. However, this book, written by Ambassador Pezzulo and his son, a playwright and novelist, also draws on many unpublished Spanish language journals and eyewitnesses accounts of the people of Nicaragua - Sandinistas, National Guardsmen, the Archbishop of Managua, city people and peasants - and it also attempts to answer the questions of why the United States was so involved in this small Central American country, and why the US was so ineffective there. A title in the Pitt Latin American series. Frontispiece, map, photographs, extensive notes, index. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-8229-37565.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 29252
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  • Rushdie, Salman.
    THE JAGUAR SMILE: A Nicaraguan Journey.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of his visit to Nicaragua in the summer of 1986 and what he found in that 'beautiful volcanic country' - a country that affected him so strongly that he felt he had to write this memoir, of the true Nicaragua behind the headlines. 170 pp. ISBN: 0-670-817570.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 24392
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  • THE JAGUAR SMILE: A Nicaraguan Journey. by Rushdie, Salman.
    Rushdie, Salman.
    THE JAGUAR SMILE: A Nicaraguan Journey.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of his visit to Nicaragua in the summer of 1986 and what he found in that 'beautiful volcanic country' - a country that affected him so strongly that he felt he had to write this memoir, of the true Nicaragua behind the headlines. 170 pp. ISBN: 0-670-817570.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45216
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  • Simon, John Oliver.
    CAMINANTE: A NARROW ROAD INTO THE FAR SOUTH: 131 Octaves.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co., (2002.). SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED on the first page - "for .... in admiration of your courage and good sense" and dated in the year of publication. From the cover: "Written during Simon's nine-month sojourn through Latin America in the mid-nineties, each of its 131 octaves is a jewel in its own right, a moment and idea that resonates with distinctive tones. But each octave follows from the one before, and leads to the one after, and each is accompanied by a brief comentario that compliments it with history and local gossip. Though Simon writes primarily in English, his language embraces the unusual rhythms and nuances of a bilingual mind. John Oliver…

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    Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co., (2002.). SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED on the first page - "for .... in admiration of your courage and good sense" and dated in the year of publication. From the cover: "Written during Simon's nine-month sojourn through Latin America in the mid-nineties, each of its 131 octaves is a jewel in its own right, a moment and idea that resonates with distinctive tones. But each octave follows from the one before, and leads to the one after, and each is accompanied by a brief comentario that compliments it with history and local gossip. Though Simon writes primarily in English, his language embraces the unusual rhythms and nuances of a bilingual mind. John Oliver Simon is the author of numerous books of poetry in English and Spanish" Cover praise from Gary Snyder, Juan Felipe Herrera and others. 131 pp. ISBN: 0-887393993.

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    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 36494
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  • THE RED LURE: A Mystery Story for Boys #9 by Snell, Roy J.
    Snell, Roy J.
    THE RED LURE: A Mystery Story for Boys #9

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1926. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the jungles of Central America, featuring Johnny Thompson. Last title in this mystery series list at front of book. 263 pp.

    Condition: Near very good in red cloth covered boards (slight fading to spine, minor wear to covers.), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76008
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  • MAYA RESURGENCE IN GUATEMALA. by Wilson, Richard.
    Wilson, Richard.
    MAYA RESURGENCE IN GUATEMALA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1995). A story of the Mayan peoples struggle across Guatemala to recover from decades of religious conversions, civil war, displacement, and military repression and of the Catholic lay activists who seek to renovate a new pan-Q'eqchi' ethnic identity. Includes chapters on fertilizing the land, and on curing illness. Maps and black and white photographs. Notes, glossary, references cited, index. xxii, 373 pp. ISBN: 0-8061-31950.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60184
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