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Buenos Aires to Rio

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXSAM323

Buy these 4 items as a set for $66 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Tango, The Art History of Love

ARG56
Robert Farris Thompson
Vintage Books
2006
384
1400095794
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots.
$18.00

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires

ARG10
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
256
1786570319
PAPER
Guidebook
0
1
0
0
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.
$21.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Rio de Janeiro

BZL109
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
128
1465440925
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions and pull-out map.
$14.00

Brazil Bolivia Paraguay Uruguay Map

SAM39
Reise & Verkehrsverlag
Reise & Verkehrsverlag
2010
1
0841605459
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, folded map of Atlantic South America stretching from the northern border of Brazil to Buenos Aires, at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$15.95

Buenos Aires Map

ARG38
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866090692
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000.
$9.95

Bradt Guide Uruguay

SAM151
Tim Burford
Bradt Publications
2014
400
1841624772
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to Uruguay including sections on colonial Montevideo, Colonia, Punta del Este and the beach resorts. Includes history, wildlife, culture and attractions. With maps, town plans, and lots of practical travel information.
$25.99

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History

ARG21
Jason Wilson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
249
156656347x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
$15.00

Forgotten Continent

SAM123
Michael Reid
Yale University Press
2017
416
0300224656
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

The Brazilians

AMZ16
Joseph Page
Perseus
1996
540
0201441918
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A clear, comprehensive and compelling introduction to Brazil, covering politics, history, economics, ecology, conservation and culture.
$22.95

Latin American Art

SAM33
John F. Scott
University Press of Florida
2000
240
0813018269
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A popular survey for undergraduate art students, this general history of the arts in Latin America ranges from pre-history to the present. Includes illustrations, maps and a chronology.
$29.95

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron

ARG03
Nicholas Fraser
W. W. Norton & Company
1996
222
0393315754
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Samba

BZL38
Alma Guillermoprieto
Vintage Books
1991
244
067973256X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A memorable account of samba music and life on the coast of Brazil by the multi-talented Guillermoprieto. A dancer herself, she lived in Manguiera, a favela near Rio known for its samba school. Nominated for a National Book Award.
$16.95

The Accidental President of Brazil, A Memoir

BZL58
Bill Clinton (Introduction), Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Hachette
2006
291
158648429X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vibrant memoir by Brazil's former president, in office from 1995 to 2002, who offers a candid, wry, illuminating view of the irrepressibly attractive country.
$16.00

Brazil, A Traveler's Literary Companion

BZL83
Alexis Levitin (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2009
256
1883513219
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
The latest in the excellent series. The diverse stories in this enticing anthology edited by Levitin introduce Brazil and a host of contemporary writers, including greats like Jorge Amado and Machado de Assis, as well as newcomers.
$14.95

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

BZL35
Jorge Amado
Vintage Books
2006
576
0307276643
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The best known novel by Brazil's much loved author. Amado spins a satiric tale of a young cooking teacher in Salvador, Bahia, who is haunted by her first husband, a philandering ne'er do well who dropped dead at carnival.
$16.95

Santa Evita

ARG22
Tomas Eloy Martinez, Helen Lane (Translator)
Vintage Books
1997
371
0679768149
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Buenos Aires Quintet

ARG48
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Meliville House Publishing
2012
377
1612190340
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

The Invisible Mountain

SAM143
Carolina De Robertis
Vintage Books
2010
384
0307271633
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the 20th century, this moving novel about love for family and country is embedded with history. From Montevideo to Peron’s rule in Argentina, to the revolutionaries of Uruguay, this novel is about survival in times of hardship, and about the bond between a mother and daughter.
$17.95

The Tree of Red Stars

SAM09
Tessa Bridal
Milkweed Editions
1998
287
1571310231
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A beautifully written first novel about coming of age in Montevideo during the turbulent 1970s. Wonderfully told, the novel deftly combines the personal and political.
$13.95

Field Guide Birds of Brazil

BZL75
Ber Van Perlo
Oxford University Press
2009
496
0195301552
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide features 187 beautifully drawn full-color plates with over 1,800 species accounts, including a distribution map for each species.
$39.95

Buenos Aires Map

ARG38
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866090692
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000.
$9.95

Bradt Guide Uruguay

SAM151
Tim Burford
Bradt Publications
2014
400
1841624772
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to Uruguay including sections on colonial Montevideo, Colonia, Punta del Este and the beach resorts. Includes history, wildlife, culture and attractions. With maps, town plans, and lots of practical travel information.
$25.99

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History

ARG21
Jason Wilson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
249
156656347x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
$15.00

Forgotten Continent

SAM123
Michael Reid
Yale University Press
2017
416
0300224656
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

The Brazilians

AMZ16
Joseph Page
Perseus
1996
540
0201441918
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A clear, comprehensive and compelling introduction to Brazil, covering politics, history, economics, ecology, conservation and culture.
$22.95

Latin American Art

SAM33
John F. Scott
University Press of Florida
2000
240
0813018269
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A popular survey for undergraduate art students, this general history of the arts in Latin America ranges from pre-history to the present. Includes illustrations, maps and a chronology.
$29.95

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron

ARG03
Nicholas Fraser
W. W. Norton & Company
1996
222
0393315754
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Samba

BZL38
Alma Guillermoprieto
Vintage Books
1991
244
067973256X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A memorable account of samba music and life on the coast of Brazil by the multi-talented Guillermoprieto. A dancer herself, she lived in Manguiera, a favela near Rio known for its samba school. Nominated for a National Book Award.
$16.95

The Accidental President of Brazil, A Memoir

BZL58
Bill Clinton (Introduction), Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Hachette
2006
291
158648429X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vibrant memoir by Brazil's former president, in office from 1995 to 2002, who offers a candid, wry, illuminating view of the irrepressibly attractive country.
$16.00

Brazil, A Traveler's Literary Companion

BZL83
Alexis Levitin (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2009
256
1883513219
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
The latest in the excellent series. The diverse stories in this enticing anthology edited by Levitin introduce Brazil and a host of contemporary writers, including greats like Jorge Amado and Machado de Assis, as well as newcomers.
$14.95

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

BZL35
Jorge Amado
Vintage Books
2006
576
0307276643
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The best known novel by Brazil's much loved author. Amado spins a satiric tale of a young cooking teacher in Salvador, Bahia, who is haunted by her first husband, a philandering ne'er do well who dropped dead at carnival.
$16.95

Santa Evita

ARG22
Tomas Eloy Martinez, Helen Lane (Translator)
Vintage Books
1997
371
0679768149
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Buenos Aires Quintet

ARG48
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Meliville House Publishing
2012
377
1612190340
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

The Invisible Mountain

SAM143
Carolina De Robertis
Vintage Books
2010
384
0307271633
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the 20th century, this moving novel about love for family and country is embedded with history. From Montevideo to Peron’s rule in Argentina, to the revolutionaries of Uruguay, this novel is about survival in times of hardship, and about the bond between a mother and daughter.
$17.95

The Tree of Red Stars

SAM09
Tessa Bridal
Milkweed Editions
1998
287
1571310231
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A beautifully written first novel about coming of age in Montevideo during the turbulent 1970s. Wonderfully told, the novel deftly combines the personal and political.
$13.95

Field Guide Birds of Brazil

BZL75
Ber Van Perlo
Oxford University Press
2009
496
0195301552
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide features 187 beautifully drawn full-color plates with over 1,800 species accounts, including a distribution map for each species.
$39.95

Worth Looking For

Tango: the Dance, the Song, the Story

ARG14
Simon Collier (Editor)
Thames & Hudson
1997
208
0500279799
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
A spirited, illustrated tribute to the tango, the now-elegant dance born in the brothels among the working class of 19th-century Buenos Aires.
$29.95