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Eyewitness Guide Argentina

Eyewitness Guide Argentina

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

A compact illustrated travel guide featuring bright color photography, dozens of excellent maps, and a region-by-region synopsis of Argentina attractions. With a 50-page section on where to stay and eat (ARG82, $25.00)

Far Away and Long Ago

Far Away and Long Ago

by W.H. Hudson

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 338 PAGES

Hudson's enthralling childhood remembrances are rich with descriptions of the landscapes, birds and nature of Argentina. (SAM11, $34.95)

Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion

by Jill Gibian

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

These choice stories introduce the landscapes and culture of Argentina, from the Andes to the Pampas, through the eyes of its writers. (ARG97, $14.95)

Salta Map Guide

Salta Map Guide

by de Dios

  • 2004
  • MAP

This double-sided laminated map and guide, produced in Buenos Aires in English, shows the entire province with a separate city map. (ARG52, $8.95)

 
Culture Smart! Argentina

Culture Smart! Argentina


by Robert Hamwee

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. (ARG63, $9.95)

Argentina Cooks!, Treasured Recipes from the Nine Regions of Argentina


by Shirley Lomax Brooks

  • FOOD
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

A collection of 190 authentic Argentinean recipes with a section on wines. (ARG74, $24.95)

Argentina, 1516-1987: From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsin

Argentina, 1516-1987: From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsin


by David Rock

  • HISTORY
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 511 PAGES

A highly readable, comprehensive history of Argentina since colonization. (ARG07, $36.95)

Estancias: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina

Estancias: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina


by Maria Saenz Quesada | Xavier Verstraeten

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1992
  • HARD COVER
  • 200 PAGES

Two dozen magnificent country estates are detailed in this sumptuously illustrated volume, featuring 200 color photographs and a cultural and social history by Maria Saenz Quesada. (ARG62, $75.00)

Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier

Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier


by Richard Slatta

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 271 PAGES

A thorough, lively study of the gaucho, including the history and culture of Argentina and Brazil's famous cowboys. (ARG06, $27.00)

Tango, The Art History of Love

Tango, The Art History of Love


by Robert Farris Thompson

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots. (ARG56, $17.00)

Tango: the Dance, the Song, the Story

Tango: the Dance, the Song, the Story


by Simon Collier

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A spirited, illustrated tribute to the tango, the now-elegant dance born in the brothels among the working class of 19th-century Buenos Aires. (ARG14, $29.95)

The Andes

The Andes


by Jason Wilson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 266 PAGES

Starting out in Cuzco, heart of the Inca Empire, Wilson spreads north and south along the Andes, including excerpts from South American literary giants, travelers and his own impressions. (AND74, $24.95)

The History of Argentina

The History of Argentina


by Daniel K. Lewis

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 214 PAGES

This brief, scholarly history of Argentina from pre-Columbian times to 2001 focuses closely on the events of the last three decades of the 20th century, including and the legacy of Peron. (ARG86, $20.00)

The Invention of Argentina

The Invention of Argentina


by Nicolas Shumway

  • HISTORY
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

An illuminating intellectual history of Argentina, this book brings the founding fathers of the republic to life, deftly portraying the revolution against Spain in 1810 and its immediate aftermath. (ARG08, $33.95)

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron


by Nicholas Fraser

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 222 PAGES

Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita's life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s. (ARG03, $15.95)

The Mapmaker's Wife

The Mapmaker's Wife


by Robert Whitaker

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 353 PAGES

Colonial politics, the travails of the cartographer, and good old-fashioned murder all add intrigue to this absorbing tale of 18th-century European exploration of the Amazon -- and one woman's quest heading from Quito to find her husband deep in the jungle. (AMZ97, $16.00)

Death in the Andes

Death in the Andes


by Mario Vargas Llosa

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 278 PAGES

This politically charged novel details what happens when three peasants are "disappeared" by the Shining Path. (AND27, $15.00)

Imagining Argentina

Imagining Argentina


by Lawrence Thornton

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A brilliant first novel that captures the hope and spirit of Argentina during the military rule of the late 1970s. This inventive tale focuses on Carlos Rueda and a group of citizens whose relatives disappeared. (ARG01, $15.00)

Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings

Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings


by Jorge Borges

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

The best known work by this extraordinary Argentinian writer. Sometimes bizarre, always hilarious and thought-provoking, this dazzling collection of stories is well worth the effort. (ARG09, $15.95)

Night Flight

Night Flight


by Antoine de Saint Exupery

  • LITERATURE
  • 1986
  • PAPER
  • 87 PAGES

Saint Exupery captures the thrill and mystery of early flight in this tale of a pilot alone in a storm over the Andes en route to Buenos Aires. (PAT09, $12.00)

The Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul


by Graham Greene

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Greene swirls passion, ruin, politics and absurd hope in this tale, he called it his favorite, of a bungled kidnapping in Corrientes, a dusty Provincial city on the border with Paraguay. Not even a real diplomat, the whiskey-drinking, broken down Charley Fortnum, a yerba farmer, is one of Greene's great creations. (ARG85, $17.00)

Birds of Southern South America & Antarctica

Birds of Southern South America & Antarctica


by Martin D. la Pena | Maurice Rumboll

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide. (SAM12, $29.95)

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