$19.95 USD $9.95 USD
Inside Out: People, Politics and Culture
Seen as a successful "emerging economy", Brazil walks tall on the world stage and its voice is growing louder. Its success, celebrated in the 2014 Football World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, is attracting millions of foreign tourists. Yet Brazil also faces huge challenges: to combine economic growth with measures to reduce the huge social inequality inherited from its slave-owning past, to respect ethnic and cultural diversity, to ensure a popular say in government, to meet energy needs while preserving the environment - especially the Amazon rainforest - and to adapt to climate change. Sporadic nationwide protests suggest that, despite the new prosperity and measures to redistribute income, the government has not done enough to satisfy the demands of the poor and emerging middle classes. But for all its problems Brazil is still the country of sun, sea, sand and sex; the exuberance displayed in carnival. This short guide, based on the best-selling Brazil in Focus, provides an introduction to the country for the student and traveler alike, people who want to know more about the real Brazil than is found in an ordinary travel guidebook.
$15.00 USD $8.00 USD
This portrait of 16 years of struggle couldn’t be more timely, with the release from US prisons of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, and Antonio Guerrero, joining Fernando González and René González on Cuban soil. The five revolutionaries were framed up in 1998 on "conspiracy" charges. Their alleged crimes? Gathering information on Cuban American groups that have long carried out murderous attacks on the Cuban Revolution and its supporters.
Guerrero’s 16 watercolors, along with his words and those of his four compañeros, convey the dignity, strength, humanity—and humor—of these unbowed soldiers, who’ve become the face of the Cuban Revolution the world over. Their freedom was won by a hard-fought international campaign. The jury of millions has spoken. The Cuban Five are free!
Bilingual edition English and Spanish; introduction; reproductions of color paintings.
Este retrato de 16 años de lucha no podría ser más oportuno con la excarcelación por Washington de Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, y Antonio Guerrero, que se han unido a Fernando González y René González en suelo cubano. Los cinco revolucionarios fueron arrestados en 1998 bajo cargos fabricados de “conspiración”. ¿Su supuesto delito? Recoger información sobre grupos cubano-americanos que por muchos años han realizado ataques mortíferos contra la Revolución Cubana y sus partidarios.
Las 16 acuarelas de Guerrero, junto con las palabras suyas y las de sus cuatro compañeros, transmiten la dignidad, fortaleza, humanidad y sentido de humor de estos soldados indoblegables, que se han convertido en el rostro de la Revolución Cubana por todo el mundo. Su libertad se ganó tras la una ardua campaña internacional. El jurado de millones se ha pronunciado. ¡Los Cinco Cubanos están libres!
Bilingüe, en inglés y español.
$24.95 USD - SOLD OUT
**Book is in Spanish**
Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny. In his most personal novel to date, internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, his only real option is to begin again - to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him. Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian railroad, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion. Even so, he never expects to meet Hilal. A gifted young violinist, she is the woman Paulo loved five hundred years before - and the woman he betrayed in an act of cowardice so far-reaching that it prevents him from finding real happiness in this life. Together they will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, traveling a path that teaches love, forgiveness, and the courage to overcome life's inevitable challenges. Beautiful and inspiring, Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys.
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$20.00 USD $5.00 USDBaedeker; the most famous and cherished travel brand in the world is now adding this exciting new title to its innovative series. This superb full-colour, illustrated guide features 3D laminated cut-outs to show you the key sights in perspective and a large, fully-indexed, pull-out map.