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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..



Two Seconds Under The World

Pub Date : 1995 | Author : Jim Dwyer | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0345386418
ISBN 13 : 9780345386410

Chronicling the tragic 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, which claimed six lives and injured numerous others, an inside story summarizes the terrorist conspiracy behind the b..


Hazan Family Favorites

Pub Date : 2012-10-23 | Author : Giuliano Hazan | Publisher : Open Road Media

ISBN 10 : 9781453286333
ISBN 13 : 1453286330

The tradition of tasty Italian food continues with this beautifully illustrated collection of creative recipes, from primo to dolci! As a child in America, Giuliano Hazan’s mothe..


Deep Politics And The Death Of Jfk

Pub Date : 1993-10-27 | Author : Peter Dale Scott | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 0520917847
ISBN 13 : 9780520917842

Peter Dale Scott's meticulously documented investigation uncovers the secrets surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Offering a wholly new perspective—that JFK's death was ..


Maggie Me

Pub Date : 2013-04-18 | Author : Damian Barr | Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN 10 : 9781408838082
ISBN 13 : 1408838087

It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in h..


White Jazz

Pub Date : 2011-11-30 | Author : James Ellroy | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781448108626
ISBN 13 : 1448108624

Best-selling crime fiction author James Ellroy returns with the fourth in his LA Quartet. Los Angeles, 1958: a city on the make. A boom town at the edge of a new era ripe for plund..


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