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The Heart That Bleeds

The Heart That Bleeds

Latin America Now

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307787966
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Looking for History

Looking for History

Dispatches from Latin America

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307426673
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
  • View: 8760
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From the esteemed New Yorker correspondent comes an incisive volume of essays and reportage that vividly illuminates Latin America’s recent history. Only Alma Guillermoprieto, the most highly regarded writer on the region, could unravel the complex threads of Colombia’s cocaine wars or assess the combination of despotism, charm, and political jiu-jitsu that has kept Fidel Castro in power for more than 40 years. And no one else can write with such acumen and sympathy about statesmen and campesinos, leftist revolutionaries and right-wing militias, and political figures from Evita Peron to Mexico’s irrepressible president, Vicente Fox. Whether she is following the historic papal visit to Havana or staying awake for a pre-dawn interview with an insomniac Subcomandante Marcos, Guillermoprieto displays both the passion and knowledge of an insider and the perspective of a seasoned analyst. Looking for History is journalism in the finest traditions of Joan Didion, V. S. Naipaul, and Ryszard Kapucinski: observant, empathetic, and beautifully written. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Samba

Samba

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780679732563
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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A Mexican dancer and journalist in Rio de Janeiro describes the life and culture of Black Brazilians, drawing on her experiences with samba players in Rio's slums

The Heart That Bleeds

The Heart That Bleeds

A Look Into a Poet's Heart

  • Author: Reganhia Mellissa Wright
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781536816778
  • Category:
  • Page: 36
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"The heart that bleeds" is a work of love by the self published Author, Reganhia Wright. Twenty heart felt poems that weave tales of Love, Desire, Passion, Death, Lust, Heartbreak, Longing, Depression, Infidelity and finally Acceptance. It tells the story of Reganhia's journey from a tormented heart to wanting to become glimpses of the woman she catches in the mirror. It takes the reader on an exhilarating journey, from the passion of a lover's kiss to the heartbreak of starting over. She opens the world to her vulnerability, while expressing the deepest and darkest parts of a poet's soul. Welcome.... The poet hopes to leave the echo of her words engraved on the chambers of your heart and seared into the membranes of your soul, while your brain grips her words like a long lost child who has returned home. The author seeks to illustrate through her writing that no matter what the human heart goes through on this journey called life, we all live to breathe again.

Red Letters

Red Letters

Living a Faith That Bleeds

  • Author: Tom Davis
  • Publisher: David C Cook
  • ISBN: 9781434766663
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 196
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"I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me."? Matthew 25:42-43 ESV In many Bibles, Christ’s words are set apart with a red font. It should be obvious, but this distinction helps remind us that when God becomes Man and that Man speaks—it’s probably something we cannot afford to miss. So why doesn’t the church take these “red letters” to heart? Why aren’t we doing more to be Christ’s hands and feet to the poor, the disenfranchised, the weary, the ill, the fatherless, the prisoners? It’s all there—in red letters. Why has the Church shirked its responsibilities, leaving the work to be done by governments, rock stars, and celebrities? The Gospel wasn’t only meant to be read—it was meant to be lived. From the HIV crisis in Africa to a single abused and lonely child in Russia, the Church must seize the opportunity to serve with a radical, reckless abandon. Author Tom Davis offers both challenge and encouragement to get involved in an increasingly interconnected, desperate modern world.

I Saw a City Invincible

I Saw a City Invincible

Urban Portraits of Latin America

  • Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph,Mark D. Szuchman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842024969
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 213
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When the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves as urban lords. Latin American cities then became synonymous with Spanish power and all of its privileged attributes: political authority, ecclesiastical activity, commerce, finance, and conspicuous consumption. This volume represents some of the most enduring reflections on the Latin American city. All of the essays were written by public officials, journalists, and social commentators, among others, who participated actively in the affairs of the cities they so perceptively describe. The collection offers critical analyses spanning hundreds of years, beginning with the era of the conquistadores in Tenochtitl·n and continuing to the deafening bustle of today's urban crowds in Mexico City. Professors Gilbert Joseph and Mark Szuchman offer translations of classic pieces by writers previously little known to Western audiences: Cobo, GarcÌa, Santos Vilhena, and Leite de Barros.

Dancing with Cuba

Dancing with Cuba

A Memoir of the Revolution

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307425444
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the midst of chronic shortages and revolutionary upheaval, Guillermoprieto found in Cuba a people whose sense of purpose touched her forever. In this electrifying memoir, Guillermoprieto–now an award-winning journalist and arguably one of our finest writers on Latin America– resurrects a time when dancers and revolutionaries seemed to occupy the same historical stage and even a floor exercise could be a profoundly political act. Exuberant and elegiac, tender and unsparing, Dancing with Cuba is a triumph of memory and feeling. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Planning Latin America's Capital Cities 1850-1950

Planning Latin America's Capital Cities 1850-1950

  • Author: Arturo Almandoz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136767207
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 296
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In this first comprehensive work in English to describe the building of Latin America's capital cities in the postcolonial period, Arturo Almandoz and his contributors demonstrate how Europe and France in particular shaped their culture, architecture and planning until the United States began to play a part in the 1930s. The book provides a new perspective on international planning.

Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are

  • Author: Mem Fox,Leslie Staub
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780152060664
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 28
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Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join humanity together, such as pain, joy, and love. On board pages.

Law in a Lawless Land

Law in a Lawless Land

Diary of a Limpieza in Colombia

  • Author: Michael Taussig
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226790145
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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A modern nation in a state of total disorder, Colombia is an international flashpoint—wracked by more than half a century of civil war, political conflict, and drug-trade related violence—despite a multibillion dollar American commitment that makes it the third-largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid. Law in a Lawless Land offers a rare and penetrating insight into the nature of Colombia's present peril. In a nuanced account of the human consequences of a disintegrating state, anthropologist Michael Taussig chronicles two weeks in a small town in Colombia's Cauca Valley taken over by paramilitaries that brazenly assassinate adolescent gang members. Armed with automatic weapons and computer-generated lists of names and photographs, the paramilitaries have the tacit support of the police and even many of the desperate townspeople, who are seeking any solution to the crushing uncertainty of violence in their lives. Concentrating on everyday experience, Taussig forces readers to confront a kind of terror to which they have become numb and complacent. "If you want to know what it is like to live in a country where the state has disintegrated, this moving book by an anthropologist well known for his writings on murderous Colombia will tell you."—Eric Hobsbawm

Havana Dreams

Havana Dreams

A Story of a Cuban Family

  • Author: Wendy Gimbel
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030778794X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 248
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A fascinating, powerfully evocative story of four generations of Cuban women, through whose lives the author illuminates a vivid picture--both personal and historical--of Cuba in our century. "When I want to read a culture," writes Wendy Gimbel in her prologue, "I listen to stories about families, sensing in their contours the substance of larger mysteries." And certainly in the Revuelta family she has found a source of both mystery and revelation. At its center is Naty: born in 1925, educated in the United States, a socialite during the Batista era, who after marriage to a prominent doctor and the birth of a daughter became intoxicated with Castro and his revolution (here, published for the first time, are the letters they exchanged while he was in jail). Though her husband and daughter immigrated to the United States after Castro's victory, Naty remained in Cuba to raise her second child, Castro's unacknowledged daughter, only to be ultimately confronted by his dismissive, withering judgment: "Naty missed the train." Her two daughters, one of whom settles well into life in America, while the other never recovers from her father's intransigent repudiation of her; her granddaughter, who Naty desperately believes will return to Cuba when--not if--Castro is removed from the island; and her mother, an unregenerate reactionary: these are the lives that complete this extraordinary story. Each of the women is irrevocably marked with a part of the island's terrible and poignant tale, and Wendy Gimbel has created a rich and intense narrative of their lives and times. Havana Dreams leaves us with an indelible impression of familial obligation and illicit love; of the heady but doomed romanticism of revolution; and of the profound consequences of Cuba's contemporary history for the ordinary and most intimate lives of its people. From the Hardcover edition.

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

A Timeless Fable About Living Life with Passion

  • Author: Xavier Saer
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 0987281690
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 310
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Bleeding Heart is a timeless fable about living life with passion. It will bring joy to your soul as you turn the pages ever faster. In a grey, permanently overcast city in South America, a child is born with a gap in his chest; a heart that is open to the world. To most, it appears to be a weakness. It is in fact a gift. Sole heir to a wealthy sugar plantation, his totalitarian father tries to force him to follow the family tradition of administering their slave-run empire. Paco refuses, opting to follow his dream of singing. Driven from his home by his father’s ultimatum, Paco is lured into a world of political deception where his musical abilities land him on the wrong side of the law... and deeply in love. Having to run for his life and freedom. Escaping to the Andes, fate leads him to a mystical Inca shaman, who teaches him how to follow his heart and his inner voice. He is confronted with the decision; to have a heart that bleeds forever, or choose the path where there’s no more bleeding - even if it means death. He discovers that nothing is impossible, and that living with an open heart is not weakness, but a gift to the world. Xavier the songwriter has become a story teller, but his words are not just words, they are lyrics that drip strength and passion. Testimonial “An inspirational journey into a heart that allows you to experience every aspect of love, heartbreak, glory and triumph. Xavier Saer exposes himself through his main character and takes the reader on a life changing journey that allows us to question every aspect of our lives through another man’s adventure. A Beautiful story that is beautifully written with a message that will linger through the generations” - Leanne Manas, Award-winning TV presenter. “Inspiring journey into the heart of a destiny fuelled by passion and redeemed by love, our ultimate Destiny.” - Natalie B Becker, Award-winning actress, presenter, author and speaker. This novel is about following your dreams and pursuing your destiny to the end. Why did it come to me? Who am I to tell such a story? I’ve always asked myself these questions... I’m no shaman. I’m no wise man. I don’t have a PhD, nor have I written a dozen books. However, the one thing I’ve always done is to follow my inner voice, the voice of my heart. Except, almost, for that one August night... The One (as God is called in the book) speaks to all of us uniquely. That fateful night, He spoke to me and I told Him to leave me alone; I was too tired. I wasn’t prepared to listen. I told Him ‘I had a life.’ Thank heavens, (excuse the pun), The One is persistent. I needed a hurricane in my earlobe before I took notice. I have since learned my lesson... and a whisper now is more than sufficient. I guess He had something to say and He chose me for a reason. I know that one day, I’ll find out. Until then, I will feel blessed and grateful... for His choice of messenger. We all have bleeding hearts. We aren’t born with them - we make them bleed as we grow older. We make our hearts bleed with our ego, our arrogance, our fear, our hate, and all those negative feelings. But there is a remedy for a bleeding heart and it’s not material. You can’t buy it... and you can’t get it from someone else. It is no secret, and it’s free. There’s only one thing that can cure a bleeding heart. That remedy is Love. This is a story about Love.

My Life on the Road

My Life on the Road

  • Author: Gloria Steinem
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 1780749198
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and speaker. In vivid stories that span an entire career, Steinem writes about her time on the campaign trail, from Bobby Kennedy to Hillary Clinton; her early exposure to social activism in India; organizing ground-up movements in America; the taxi drivers who were "vectors of modern myths" and the airline stewardesses who embraced feminism; and the infinite contrasts, the "surrealism in everyday life" that Steinem encountered as she travelled back and forth across the country. With the unique perspective of one of the greatest feminist icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, here is an inspiring, profound, enlightening memoir of one woman's life-long journey.

Sovereign Emergencies

Sovereign Emergencies

Latin America and the Making of Global Human Rights Politics

  • Author: Patrick William Kelly
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107163242
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Shows how Latin America was the crucible of the global human rights revolution of the 1970s.

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

  • Author: Sunil Yapa
  • Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
  • ISBN: 0316386529
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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An Amazon Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Notable Book A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick One of Bustle's "Most Important Books of 2016" Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year in Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, BuzzFeed, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, Ploughshares, Bustle, TheMillions, BookRiot, The Oregonian, The San Diego Union-Tribune, River City Reading, Indigo Grief-stricken after his mother's death and three years of wandering the world, Victor is longing for a family and a sense of purpose. He believes he's found both when he returns home to Seattle only to be swept up in a massive protest. With young, biracial Victor o one side of the barricades and his estranged father--the white chief of police--on the opposite, the day descends into chaos, capturing in its confusion the activists, police, bystanders, and citizens from all around the world who'd arrived that day brimming with hope. By the day's end, they have all committed acts they never thought possible. As heartbreaking as it is pulse-pounding, Yapa's virtuosic debut asks profound questions about the power of empathy in our hyper-connected modern world, and the limits of compassion, all while exploring how far we must go for family, for justice, and for love.

My Heart Bleeds Ink

My Heart Bleeds Ink

  • Author: Shawn Tucker
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781500115869
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 104
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From fictional analogies representing the most trying moments in his life to heart-felt pieces about faith, hope and love; the author allows you to take a vivid journey through the mind of a man who is simply searching this world for true happiness in his heart.

The City Bleeds Gold

The City Bleeds Gold

  • Author: Lucy Saxon
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408847728
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 368
  • View: 1973
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In this twist-filled fantasy adventure set in the world of Take Back the Skies and The Almost King, a young man must choose between two faces: dangerous master of shadows or beloved of the future queen. Noah is the finest mask-maker in all of Erova. He is responsible and loyal, and has won the heart and hand of the future queen. Daniel is dangerous and daring. Infamous. He prowls the filthy rooftops of the maze-like lower city in search of secrets and crime. Its people, hungry and forgotten, have come to need him. Noah and Daniel are the same person, and Daniel's life is beginning to tangle with Noah's, ensnaring the people he loves in a complex web of deception and heartbreak that will become deadly unless Noah can decide once and for all who he really wants to be.

A Broken Heart Still Beats

A Broken Heart Still Beats

After Your Child Dies

  • Author: Anne McCracken,Mary Semel
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781568385563
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 295
  • View: 3697
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