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China - Latin America Military Engagement: Good Will, Good Business, and Strategic Position - Cuba, Colombia, FARC, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Chavez, Arms Sales, Space Cooperation
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 120,140. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
While a great deal of attention has been given to Chinese commercial activity in Latin America, very little has been written in the open press regarding Chinese military engagement with the region.
Conquistadors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,580. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Canary Press eBooks Limited. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
In the sixteenth century the King of Spain issued his soldiers with a three-pronged mission: to find gold, spread the word of Christianity and claim new territories for Spain. The Conquistadors, as they became known, set off into the world to do just that, and nothing was to stand in their way. Some say that the discovery of the New World is the greatest event in history.
General Miranda's Wars: Turmoil and Revolt in Spanish America, 1750-1816
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,720. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
Before Simon Bolivar, there was Francisco de Miranda who plotted to free Spain’s colonies in South America. Roaming the world, he cajoled funds from the powerful, including Britain’s William Pitt and Russia’s Catherine the Great. But Miranda’s invasion of New Spain in 1806 was a painful fiasco. He died a prisoner in a Spanish dungeon and the way was now clear for Bolivar’s eventual triumph.
Diplomats & Terrorists - Or: How I Survived a 61-day Cocktail Party
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,380. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011 by MAP. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
American Ambassador Diego Asencio bravely reconstructs his 61 days of captivity in Bogota, Colombia, with many other diplomats who were held by Colombia's M-19 guerrilla organization. This book is a rare look at how the captive diplomats played a large role in securing freedom. It is also testimony that, given time and effort, the honest practice of conflict resolution can bring positive results.
Historias Insólitas de la Historia Argentina
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,270. Language: Spanish. Published: July 25, 2011 by Crabapps Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
Un acercamiento fresco y desprejuiciado a los grandes protagonistas y sucesos de la historia argentina. Una atractiva versión de la “historia como no nos la contaron”, por uno de los escritores más vendidos en temas históricos.
Justicia e Injusticias en Venezuela: Estudios de Historia Social del Derecho
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 99,590. Language: Spanish. Published: June 11, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law
Analysis of institutions of law, politics, and reform in Venezuela 1780-2000, from the leading voice. El tema principal es la relación entre la justicia y la política. No está explorada usando una hipótesis sencilla, e.g. que la justicia ha estado siempre al servicio de la política. Tal tipo de hipótesis empobrecería el análisis... El aparato de justicia es necessario pero es peligroso.
River of the Amazons
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Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
The story is about a Spanish Conquistador, Francisco de Orellana, and his companions who were the first Europeans to navigate the Amazon River. A priest went with them, and the major part of this book is a retelling of his firsthand account of the voyage. It is a story about brave men in a tale of true action and adventure, both as history and as enlightening and entertaining reading.