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Contraband Corridor: Making a Living at the Mexico–Guatemala Border

The Mexico–Guatemala border has emerged as a geopolitical hotspot of illicit flows of both goods and people. Contraband Corridor seeks to understand the border from the perspective of its long-term inhabitants, including petty smugglers of corn, clothing, and coffee. Challenging assumptions regarding security, trade, and illegality, Rebecca Berke Galemba details how these residents engage in and justify extralegal practices in the context of heightened border security, restricted economic…

Rogue State

Pub Date : 2006 | Author : William Blum | Publisher : Zed Books

ISBN 10 : 1842778277
ISBN 13 : 9781842778272

Rogue State and its author came to sudden international attention when Osama Bin Laden quoted the book publicly in January 2006, propelling the book to the top of the bestseller ch..

Deep Politics And The Death Of Jfk

Pub Date : 1996-06-22 | Author : Peter Dale Scott | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520205192
ISBN 13 : 0520205197

Meticulously documented investigation uncovering the political secrets surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination...

L A Confidential

Pub Date : 2013-01-01 | Author : James Ellroy | Publisher : Grand Central Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781455528745
ISBN 13 : 1455528749

L.A. Confidential is epic "noir", a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of v..

Byzantine Women

Pub Date : 2006 | Author : Lynda Garland | Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN 10 : 075465737X
ISBN 13 : 9780754657378

This volume brings together a group of international scholars in new explorations of the world of Byzantine women in the period 800-1200. The specific aim of this collection is to ..

Reclaiming Childhood

Pub Date : 2009-05-07 | Author : Helene Guldberg | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781135226251
ISBN 13 : 1135226253

Children are cooped up, passive, apathetic and corrupted by commerce... or so we are told. Reclaiming Childhood confronts the dangerous myths spun about modern childhood. Yes, chil..

Latin American Independence

Pub Date : 2010-09-10 | Author : Sarah C. Chambers | Publisher : Hackett Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781603844642
ISBN 13 : 1603844643

"Rarely has the story of Latin American independence been told so richly and with such a plurality of voices. Chambers and Chasteen have expertly woven a comprehensive yet accessib..

Last Word

Pub Date : 2011-11-01 | Author : Mark Lane | Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781628732467
ISBN 13 : 1628732466

Mark Lane tried the only U.S. court case in which the jurors concluded that the CIA plotted the murder of President Kennedy, but there was always a missing piece: How did the CIA c..

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