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The Americanos

The Americanos

  • Author: Art Isberg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780877142492
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 200
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A woman dies during childbirth & two sons are raised by a bitter father.

Americanos

Americanos

Latin America's Struggle for Independence

  • Author: John Chasteen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195178815
  • Category: History
  • Page: 218
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Preface. Discovering America, 1799-1805. Pillars of the Crown, 1806-1810. Not-so-Civil Wars, 1810-1812. A Lost Cause?, 1812-1815. Independence Won, 1816-1824. Nation-Building Begins, 1824-1850.

After Modernism

After Modernism

Global Restructuring and the Changing Boundaries of City Life

  • Author: Michael P. Smith
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412816601
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 220
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Hacienda

Hacienda

A Novel

  • Author: Albert R. Booky
  • Publisher: Sunstone Press
  • ISBN: 0865342512
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 220
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Young Simon Gomez is strong minded, ambitious and courageous as he strives to turn a meager land inheritance into an eventual empire. The action in this historical novel begins in the 1840s when Simon's breathtaking adventures begin to fulfill his obsessive dream for success. Albert R. Booky is an educator, writer, and historical researcher. He is also the author of "Apache Shadows," "Son of Manitou," and "The Buckskins," all from Sunstone Press.

The Americas Review

The Americas Review

  • Author: University of Houston
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Tyranny in the Ashes

Tyranny in the Ashes

  • Author: William W. Johnstone
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1497630649
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 317
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The patriot army of Ben Raines went toe to toe with the most powerful enemy in the world—the United States—and fought its way through hellish chaos and terrorism. But for the free and the brave there is no rest—not when US leader Claire Osterman has been ousted from power. Her reaction: a plan for revenge that will plunge the North American continent into bloody war. The attack will come from the South, where Osterman has made a pact with the devil—a former Sandinista Rebel named Perro Loco. Rushing up through Costa Rica and Mexico, their unholy alliance is poised to strike at the heart of the SUSA. Ben Raines, however, will not wait until blood is spilled on his soil. He will lead his own strike force into the jungles of Mexico . . . and kill the enemy on his own ground.

The Americas Review

The Americas Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Amy's Family

Amy's Family

  • Author: Martha Flowers Wallen
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 146851170X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 216
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This coming of age story is told through the eyes of the author’s daughter, Amy, who is five years old when the book begins. She lives with her family in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Amy knows her family will move sooner or later because of her dad’s work. But her dad’s transfer to a small town in northeast Nevada is a daunting prospect for the entire family after spending so many years in the warm, temperate climate of the friendly Cajun country. The move to Nevada begins a journey for Amy and her family that will take them to Nigeria, Peru, Bolivia, and finally, to a small town in Oklahoma. As Amy learns about new and different cultures, she develops tolerance for the differences and a more perceptive attitude toward other people of the world. When her older brother and sister go away to school in Switzerland, she’s suddenly thrust into the life of an only child. On her journey toward adulthood, she encounters the usual hardships and disappointments of growing up, along with amazing adventures travelling in foreign lands. She learns to take the problems in stride and enjoy the adventure. Her experiences are amusing, exciting, some very sweet, a few a bit scary, and all fun to read.

The Puerto Rican Diaspora

The Puerto Rican Diaspora

Themes in the Survival of a People

  • Author: Frank Espada
  • Publisher: Frank Espada
  • ISBN: 9780979124716
  • Category: Documentary photography
  • Page: 191
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The Unforgiving

The Unforgiving

  • Author: Ernesto Uribe
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 146539561X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 337
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THE UNFORGIVING is set in the Dominican Republic during the heyday of direct U.S. military intervention in the Caribbean. There are military actions, betrayals, intrigue, good humor and romantic encounters between an American Marine captain and the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest Dominican on the island. The novel takes place immediately after the end of the First World War and depicts the impact of an occupying military force of Americans in the affairs of a small nation. At issue is the conflict between the rights of small farmers and powerful landowners. Marine officers and men find themselves in a critical position between peasants lending support to guerrilla insurgents and ruthless sugar barons. This insightful book examines the unwelcome and unexpected role of American Marines trying to resolve an age-old problem of exploitation of the weak and helpless by the rich and powerful.

.45-Caliber Cross Fire

.45-Caliber Cross Fire

  • Author: Peter Brandvold
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101561335
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Fugitive Cuno Massey is caught between the law and the lawless in this .45-Caliber western from Peter Brandvold. Cuno Massey may be a federal fugitive, but he’s Deputy U.S. Marshal Spurr Morgan’s best chance to run down a gang of gunrunners. A wagon train of rifles, ammunition, Gatling guns, and dynamite was stolen by U.S. cavalry deserters who intend to sell the weapons to a Mexican general waging war against Yaqui Indians. To even the odds against them, Cuno and Spurr form an alliance with Ojos de Fuega—“Fire Eyes”—a Yaqui queen as savage as she is beautiful, and her band of renegades. With so much firepower and so many deadly players on the warpath, Cuno and Spurr know that they’re sitting atop a powder keg with a sizzling fuse… From the Paperback edition.

America's Colony

America's Colony

The Political and Cultural Conflict Between the United States and Puerto Rico

  • Author: Pedro A Malavet
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814756808
  • Category: History
  • Page: 242
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Everyone eats, but rarely do we ask why or investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat, resulting in a unique cultural and biological approach to the topic. E. N. Anderson explains the economics of food in the globalization era, food's relationship to religion, medicine, and ethnicity as well as offers suggestions on how to end hunger, starvation, and malnutrition. Everyone Eats feeds our need to understand human ecology by explaining the ways that cultures and political systems structure the edible environment.

Where the Ox Does Not Plow

Where the Ox Does Not Plow

A Mexican American Ballad

  • Author: Manuel H. Peña
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826344212
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 235
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Where the Ox Does Not Plow, an autobiographical ethnography, consists of twenty-six life episodes that chronicle Manuel Peña's transformative journey from an impoverished migrant worker to a career in academia. Inspired by his experiences and those of the people around him in Texas and California, Peña reflects on a wide range of issues arising from the historically marginalized condition of Mexicans and other Latinos in the United States. The narrative will engage readers with a broad range of human experiences, from race relations and economic exploitation to the intimacy of familial and romantic love.

Applied research and practice from the next generation

Applied research and practice from the next generation

the NAPA student achievement award-winning papers, 2001-2005

  • Author: Tim Wallace,Edward Liebow,Satish Kedia
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781931303330
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 244
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NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods. · peer reviewed publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology · dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods · most editions available for course adoption

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

A Novel

  • Author: Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • ISBN: 140003020X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.

Nothing that Meets the Eye

Nothing that Meets the Eye

The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith: A Virago Modern Classic

  • Author: Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0349004773
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 436
  • View: 1955
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'These tales should not be glanced at by those with even the slightest history of poor mental health . . . Highsmith's dark humour oozes through this new collection like a particularly delicious poison' Andrew Wilson, Independent on Sunday This volume of stories spans almost fifty years of Highsmith's career, allowing us to see how she evolved from a struggling freelance writer in New York to one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. The stories assembled in Nothing That Meets the Eye, written between 1938 and 1982, are vintage Highsmith: a gigolo-like psychopath preys on unfulfilled career women; a lonely spinster's fragile hold on reality is tethered to the bottle; an estranged postal worker invents homicidal fantasies about his coworkers. While some stories anticipate the diabolical narratives of the Ripley novels, others possess a sweetness that forces us to see the author in a new light. These are suspenseful, playful, taut and psychologically gripping stories, evidence of an extraordinary talent.

''La Piña De Oro''

''La Piña De Oro''

''The Golden Pineapple''

  • Author: Julian Cairol
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465380493
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 197
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El Dorado In East Harlem

El Dorado In East Harlem

  • Author: Victor Rodriguez
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • ISBN: 9781611921335
  • Category:
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Many a River

Many a River

  • Author: Elmer Kelton
  • Publisher: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 9781429949545
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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The Barfield family, Arkansas sharecroppers, are heading west with their sons Jeffrey and Todd. In far West Texas their camp is attacked by Comanche raiders and the elder Barfields are killed and scalped. The younger boy, Todd, is taken captive by the Indians. The older son, Jeffrey, manages to hide and is rescued by the militia men. Jeffrey is taken in by a home-steading family, while Todd is sold, for a rifle and gunpowder, to a Comanchero trader named January. Both become caught up in the turbulence of the Civil War, which even in remote West Texas, the border country with New Mexico, pits Confederate sympathizers against Unionists. The brothers, separated by violence, are destined to be rejoined by violence. Will they meet as friends or deadly enemies? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Awakening Land

The Awakening Land

A Novel of the Rio Grande Valley

  • Author: James M. Vesley
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1469778521
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 704
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"The Awakening Land" continues the great, sweeping epic of the early Southwest. The story follows the fortunes of the Apodaca family from Spanish conquest through the late 1800s, as each generation struggles to survive in a harsh and bloody land. Ride with Miguel Apodaca as he deserts, recoiling from the gruesome atrocities of Don Juan de Onate's conquistadors, and meets lovely Summer Grass - an escaped captive girl of the Comanche. Experience the fearsome Pueblo Revolt and its tragic aftermath. Follow the river north again with Mateo and Cipriano Apodaca, as Don Diego de Vargas retakes New Mexico for Spain. In the small settlement of Corrales, meet strange, crippled Quirina Apodaca - and "White Witch" of the Corrales Valley, and later - Gregorio Apodaca, whose strength and courage become legend. "The Awakening Land" is also the story of Frenchmen Louis and Julian Bonneau - forced to leave their home in Bordeaux, and flee to America to escape the guillotine for an unspeakable crime. Another fugitive is young Gaetano Perna. Smuggled out of his small village in Sicily under the threat of Mafia vendetta, Gaetano will eventually find himself on the harsh New Mexico frontier where he'll discover love and become a man.