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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)

Insight Guide Argentina

Insight Guide Argentina

by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

This profusely illustrated guide features concise essays by well-regarded authors on natural history, politics and culture. With hundreds of photos and excellent maps. (ARG02, $23.99)

Argentina Adventure Map

Argentina Adventure Map

by National Geographic

  • 2011
  • MAP

This double-sided map (1:2,000,000) highlights parks and preserves. (ARG12, $11.95)

 
Buenos Aires Map

Buenos Aires Map


by Borch Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP

A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000. (ARG38, $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)

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips. (ARG10, $19.99)

Trekking in the Patagonian Andes

Trekking in the Patagonian Andes


by Carolyn McCarthy

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 308 PAGES

With trail maps and route descriptions of walks and treks throughout Patagonia, including Torres del Paine and Glacier National Park. (PAT12, $24.99)

The Vineyard at the End of the World

The Vineyard at the End of the World


by Ian Mount

  • FOOD
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Mount traces how the humble Malbec grape, ignored in its native France, helped transform Argentina into one of the world's premier winemaking destinations in this tale of the making of wine, personalities, grapes and travel. (ARG127, $15.95)

Vino Argentino, An Insider's Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina

Vino Argentino, An Insider's Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina


by Laura Catena

  • FOOD
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 239 PAGES

This detailed, lushly illustrated guidebook to Argentina's wine region includes recipes, travel information, historical anecdotes, photographs, conversations with winemakers and a useful wine glossary. (ARG117, $27.50)

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History


by Jason Wilson

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 249 PAGES

An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers; serves well as a guidebook, too, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions. (ARG21, $15.00)

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)

Forgotten Continent

Forgotten Continent


by Michael Reid

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Economist editor Reid draws on his years in the cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns of Central and South America in this portrait of a region rich in oil, farmland and culture, with consideration on its prospects in the face of globalization. (SAM123, $24.00)

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 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)

Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness


by Peter Matthiessen

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Matthiessen recounts with wit, insight and style his odyssey to the Amazon and Andes, including Machu Picchu and Tierra del Fuego. (SAM02, $17.00)

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)

In Patagonia

In Patagonia


by Bruce Chatwin

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 204 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife and people of Patagonia. There's no travel writer as engaging, insightful and just plain wonderful as Bruce Chatwin. (PAT01, $16.00)

San Martin

San Martin


by John Lynch

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 268 PAGES

John Lynch shines new light on San Martin and on the story of Spanish America's revolutionary wars in this penetrating biography of the great leader, including a marvelous account of San Martin's trek from Mendioza across the Andes to liberate Chile. (SAM197, $40.00)

The Old Patagonian Express

The Old Patagonian Express


by Paul Theroux

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 404 PAGES

Combining history, anecdote and acutely observed detail on people and place, Theroux begins his journey on a Boston subway car and works his way south via rail, plane and truck to the Patagonian railroad in this enthralling narrative. (PAT08, $15.95)

The Uttermost Part of the Earth

The Uttermost Part of the Earth


by Lucas Bridges

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 558 PAGES

This beloved memoir of Harberton estancia and early settlers, explorers and ways of the Yagan and Ona peoples who once populated the wild shores of Tierra del Fuego is a favorite, back in print with an introduction by Natalie Goodall. (PAT04, $40.00)

An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter

An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter


by Chris Andrews | Cesar Aira

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 120 PAGES

This electric little novella is a fictionalized account of a 19th-century German landscape painter's surreal journey into the Argentinean pampas. With an enthusiastic preface by the late Roberto Bolano. (ARG115, $12.95)

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)

On Argentina

On Argentina


by Jorge Luis Borges

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

This collection of essays on Borges' beloved city, Buenos Aires, joins Penguin Classics. (ARG110, $15.00)

Purgatory, A Novel

Purgatory, A Novel


by Tomas Eloy Martinez

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

This love story, ghost story and brilliant political allegory -- the great Argentinean novelist's final book before his death in 2010 -- centers around the mysterious reappearance of a man thought to have been one of many disappeared by the military regime 30 years prior. (ARG116, $17.00)

The Buenos Aires Quintet

The Buenos Aires Quintet


by Manuel Vazquez Montalban

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 377 PAGES

Montalban comments on not just wine, women and song, but also on Argentina's political and cultural history in this riveting detective tale which uses 1970s Buenos Aires and the era's repressive military junta as a backdrop. (ARG48, $14.95)

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)

Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile


by Marcelo D. Beccaceci

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 124 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

An informative photographic journey through the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Patagonia. Featuring 120 color photographs, presented in Spanish and English. (PAT22, $24.95)

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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