πŸ“’ Author : Eduardo Galeano
πŸ“’ Publisher : NYU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1997-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 360
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781583673119
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende’s inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.


πŸ“’ Author : Eduardo Galeano
πŸ“’ Publisher : NYU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1997-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 360
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780853459910
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.


πŸ“’ Author : Eduardo Galeano
πŸ“’ Publisher : NYU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1997-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 360
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1583673121
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

SYNOPSIS : [In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the Latin American bourgeoisies and their subservience to foreign powers, and how they interacted to create increasingly unequal capitalist societies in Latin America. -Back cover.


πŸ“’ Author : Eduardo Galeano
πŸ“’ Publisher : Pluto Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2000
πŸ“’ Pages : 168
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0745317227
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Authors, Uruguayan

SYNOPSIS : '[A] masterpiece of reportorial thoroughness, painstaking research, and serious reflection.' Edward Said


πŸ“’ Author : Eduardo Galeano
πŸ“’ Publisher : Bold Type Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-11-14
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781568589916
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The internationally acclaimed last work by the legendary Latin American writer Master storyteller Eduardo Galeano was unique among his contemporaries (Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa among them) for his commitment to retelling our many histories, including the stories of those who were disenfranchised. A philosopher poet, his nonfiction is infused with such passion and imagination that it matches the intensity and the appeal of Latin America's very best fiction. Comprised of all new material, published here for the first time in a wonderful English translation by longtime collaborator Mark Fried, Hunter of Stories is a deeply considered collection of Galeano's final musings and stories on history, memory, humor, and tragedy. Written in his signature style--vignettes that fluidly combine dialogue, fables, and anecdotes--every page displays the original thinking and compassion that has earned Galeano decades and continents of renown.


πŸ“’ Author : Michael Reid
πŸ“’ Publisher : Yale University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-10-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 401
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780300145267
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Latin America has often been condemned to failure. Not as poor as Africa, nor as booming as India and China, it has largely been overlooked. Yet this vast continent, home to half a billion people, the world's largest reserves of arable land, and 8.5 percent of global oil, is transforming its political and economic landscape. This book argues that Latin America's efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world's most vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy. In many countries--including Brazil, Chile and Mexico--democratic leaders are laying the foundations for faster economic growth and more inclusive politics, as well as tackling deep-rooted problems. Failure will increase the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the United States and Europe, jeopardize stability in a region rich in strategic commodities, and threaten some of the world's most majestic natural environments.--From publisher description.


πŸ“’ Author : Eduardo Galeano
πŸ“’ Publisher : Open Road Media
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-04-29
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781480481428
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : β€œNothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere.” β€”The New Yorker From Guatemala to Rio de Janeiro, La Paz to New York City, Managua to Havana, Century of the Wind ties together the events and peopleβ€”both large and smallβ€”that define the Americas. In hundreds of lyrical and vivid narratives, the final installment of Galeano’s indispensible trilogy sees the building of the Panama Canal, the disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples living over Colombia’s oil fields, the creation of Superman and the heyday of Faulkner, and coups and upheavals that cleaved an already fragmented continent. Galeano’s elegy moves year by year through the century of Castro, Picasso, and Reagan, blending the many voices and varying locales of North and South America and forming a history that is stunning in its scope and savage beauty.


πŸ“’ Author : Marie Arana
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-04-08
πŸ“’ Pages : 624
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781439110201
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : An authoritative portrait of the Latin-American warrior-statesman examines his life against a backdrop of the tensions of nineteenth-century South America, covering his achievements as a strategist, abolitionist, and diplomat.


πŸ“’ Author : Eduardo Galeano
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1982
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : OCLC:78804854
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Latin America

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πŸ“’ Author : Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2001-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 240
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781568332369
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Three Latin American writers quote, dissect and review this character in a cultural critique that combines analysis with humor and a relentless self-criticism.