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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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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)

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)

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)

Northern Argentina and Uruguay Map

Northern Argentina and Uruguay Map

by Nelles

  • 2000
  • MAP

A detailed map of northern Argentina (including Uruguay) with good topographic relief. (ARG36, $13.95)

 
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)

Bradt Guide Argentina

Bradt Guide Argentina


by Erin McCloskey

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A comprehensive guide in the popular series, with extensive practical details for travel, sightseeing and ex-cursions (ARG67, $27.99)

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, 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)

Salt, A World History

Salt, A World History


by Mark Kurlansky

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

A digressive history of the world told through a grain of salt. Kurlansky follows the precious commodity through revolution, trade and kitchens. (GEN265, $18.00)

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 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)

Art of the Andes, from Chavin to Inca

Art of the Andes, from Chavin to Inca


by Rebecca Stone-Miller

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

This authoritative and concise illustrated survey of Andean art and architecture covers not only Machu Picchu and additional Inca monuments, but also Chan Chan, Nasca and other archaeological sites and cultures. (PRU05, $21.95)

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)

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)

Blow-Up and Other Stories

Blow-Up and Other Stories


by Julio Cortazar

  • LITERATURE
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 277 PAGES

Surreal stories from one of the great masters of Latin American short fiction. More Argentine in sensibility than setting. (ARG20, $16.00)

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)

Santa Evita

Santa Evita


by Tomas Eloy Martinez | Helen Lane

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 371 PAGES

This riveting tale of the life -- and afterlife -- of Eva Duarte springs from actual events in Argentina in the 1950s, including the peregrinations of a perfectly preserved corpse. (ARG22, $16.00)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey


by Thornton Wilder

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 154 PAGES

The classic tale of Franciscan missionaries in 18th-century Lima, Peru by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. First published in 1927. (AND08, $14.99)

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 Gaucho Martin Fierro

The Gaucho Martin Fierro


by Jose Hernandez | Alberto Carlos | Frank G. Carrino

  • LITERATURE
  • 1982
  • PAPER
  • 99 PAGES

The classic 19th century epic poem about a savage way of life in the pampas of Argentina. (ARG17, $12.95)

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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