Best Paraguayan History Books
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1. Hydroponic Marijuana: 3 Foolproof Ways to Grow Cannabis with Hydroponics (Urban Homesteading)
Author: by Richard Bray
Published at: Independently published (November 19, 2019)
“Hydroponic Marijuana 3 Foolproof Ways to Grow Cannabis with Hydroponicsis for anyone who wants to understand the basics of hydroponic gardening to grow marijuana. Using hydroponic systems for marijuana cultivation can help your plants mature 25% faster while delivering a 30% increase in yield.
If you want to bring your cultivation to the next level, then this book is for you! Use the most efficient technology to grow cannabis and save time, labor, and energy. This guide will take you through the six hydroponic systems and give you step-by-step instructions on how to create and maintain your own hydroponic garden.
The 3 best systems for cannabis cultivation will be outlined in detail so you can start creating your own system from scratch straightaway. DIY systems are a rewarding, cost-effective approach to the creation of the biggest most resinous, and potent buds!
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2. Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America
Author: by Michael Reid
Published at: Yale University Press; New edition (November 14, 2017)
A newly updated edition of the best-selling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid’s best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the Forgotten Continent.
The former Americas editor for the Economist, Reid suggests that much of Central and South America, though less poor, less unequal, and better educated than before, faces harder economic times now that the commodities boom of the 2000s is over.
His revised, in-depth account of the region reveals dynamic societies more concerned about corruption and climate change, the uncertainties of a Donald Trump-led United States, and a political cycle that, in many cases, is turning from left-wing populism to center-right governments.
This essential new edition provides important insights into the sweeping changes that have occurred in Latin America in recent years and indicates priorities for the future.
3. The History of Latin America: Collision of Cultures (Palgrave Essential Histories Series)
Author: by Marshall C. Eakin
Published at: St. Martin's Griffin; First edition (June 12, 2007)
This narrative history of Latin America surveys five centuries in less than five hundred pages. The first third of the book moves from the Americas before Columbus to the wars for independence in the early nineteenth century. The construction of new nations and peoples in the nineteenth century forms the middle third, and the final section analyzes economic development, rising political participation, and the search of identity over the last century.
The collision of peoples and cultures-Native Americans, Europeans, Africans-that defines Latin America, and gives it both its unity and diversity, provides the central theme of this concise, synthetic history.
4. Conquistador Voices: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Recounted Largely by the Participants
Author: by Kevin H Siepel
Published at: Spruce Tree Press; 1st edition (October 12, 2015)
The Spanish Conquest: What Really Happened? If you’re a person who likes to learn the messy details of events likely sanitized in your schoolbooks, Conquistador Voices may be for you. You’re likely to find this book not only informative but easy to read, because Conquistador Voices is built around first-person narrativesthe kind of thing that usually holds our attention.
Think of it as a film documentary in written form, one that tells an important story in 500-year-old sound bites and narrative, and that does so in a way that informs without moralizing. In this two-volume set you’ll find neither a defense of the conquistadors nor a politically correct polemic against them.
What you will find is a one-stop, five-part layman’s summary of the Conquest, one that delves dispassionately into persons and events we still talk about today. To see who’s covered in each volume, click on the volume’s cover image and then Look Inside.
If you like what you see, order a copy for yourself or other history buff today.
5. The Road to Armageddon: Paraguay Versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70 (Latin American & Caribbean Studies, 14)
Author: by Thomas L. Whigham
Published at: University of Calgary Press; 1st edition (December 11, 2017)
In 1864 the capture of Brazilian steamer the Marqus de Olinda initiated South America’s most significant war. Thousands of Brazilian, Argentine, and Uruguayan soldiers engaged in a protracted siege of Paraguay, leaving the Paraguayan economy and population devastated. The suffering defied imagination and left a tradition of bad feelings, changing politics in South America forever.
This is the definitive work on the Triple Alliance War.Thomas L. Whigham examines key personalities and military engagements while exploring the effects of the conflict on individuals, Paraguayan society, and the continent as a whole. The Road to Armageddon is the first book utilize a broad range of primary sources and materials, including testimony from the men and women who witnessed the war first-hand.
6. Wines of South America: The Essential Guide
Author: by Evan Goldstein
Published at: University of California Press; First edition (August 29, 2014)
The most comprehensive guide to the wines of the entire continent, Wines of South America introduces readers to the astounding quality and variety of wines that until recently have been enjoyed, for the most part, only locally. Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein leads wine enthusiasts on an exciting geographical journey across ten countries, describing the wines, grapes, and regions of each.
Goldstein begins the tour with a continental overview, discussing the arrival of the vine and wine culture, surveying the range of grapes planted and cultivated, and summarizing the development of modernday viticulture and winemaking. He explores the two giants of the continent, Argentina and Chile, in expansive chapters that cover their unique histories, wine regions, wine styles, prominent grapes, and leading producers.
Goldstein covers the evolving industries of Brazil and Uruguay and discusses the modern-day activities in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. Up-to-date maps, several engaging photos, and pertinent statistics support each section, which also feature lively profiles of key individuals and wineries that have influenced the development of the craft.
7. The Paraguayan War 1864–70: The Triple Alliance at stake in La Plata (Campaign)
Author: by Gabriele Esposito
Published at: Osprey Publishing (October 29, 2019)
This highly illustrated study examines, in detail, the brutal Paraguayan War of 1864-70, one of the largest and bloodiest conflicts in South American history. The Paraguayan War, also known as the War of the Triple Alliance, was the largest and most important military conflict in the history of South America, after the Wars of Independence, and its only true continental war.
It involved four countries and lasted for more than five years, during which Paraguay fought alone against a powerful alliance formed by Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. This conflict was remarkable in its huge scale and its terrible cost in lives, with the catastrophic human price paid by Paraguay amounting to more than 300,000 men, a loss of some 70 percent of the country’s total population.
The war was a real revolution for the armies of South America, and the first truly modern conflict of the continent. When the war began in 1864, the armies were small, poorly trained, and badly equipped semi-professional forces. However, by the time the war ended, most of them had adopted percussion rifles employing the Mini system and new weapons like breech-loading rifles and Gatling machine guns were being tested for the first time on the continent.
8. Instant Omni Air Fryer Toaster Oven Cookbook: Crispy, Easy and Delicious Instant Omni Toaster Oven Recipes for Fast and Healthy Meals
Author: by Sanch Glanes
Published at: Independently published (March 28, 2020)
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9. The War of the Triple Alliance
Author: by Gabrielle Esposito
Published at: Winged Hussar Publishing (June 6, 2017)
A detailed and illustration work on the most deadly conflict in the history of Latin AmericaThe War of the Triple Alliance an international military conflict fought in South America from 1864 to 1870 between Paraguay and the Triple Alliance of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
It was the deadliest war in Latin America’s history with an estimated 400,000 deaths. It was particularly devastating in Paraguay which suffered catastrophic losses in population some claim that almost 70% of its adult male population died and was forced to cede territory to Argentina and Brazil.
The main aim of this book is to present a complete presentation of the organization, uniforms and weapons of the South American armies involved in the War of the Triple Alliance. This includes eight original illustrations by noted military artist – Guiseppe Rava.
10. Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America
Author: by Joshua H. Nadel
Published at: University Press of Florida (April 15, 2014)
Lively and fascinating. Nadel shows beautifully how soccer and politics have long been deeply intertwined, serving both to further state agendas and open up space for protest and contestation. Laurent Dubois, author of Soccer Empire In much of Latin America, soccer is more than a game.
It is linked to each nation’s identity in similar yet unique ways. Nadel offers a comprehensive look at this process.Joseph L. Arbena, coeditor of Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean Thoughtful and engaging. Examining the history of the game, its powerful myths, and its engrossing reality, Nadel helps scholars, students, and fans to understand Latin Americans’ passion for the world’s sport.
Gregg Bocketti, Transylvania University Nadel knows Latin American soccer like a professor, but he loves it like a fan, and his enthusiasm is contagious. He uses sports history to teach larger insights about Latin America.Ftbol! Will make you smarter about the sport and about the region, too.
It’s a book you want to read. John Charles Chasteen, author of Born in Blood and Fire Here are the football cultures of Latin America in all their macho glory, but here too is the story of women’s football and its challenge to Latino masculinities.
11. Death of Somoza
Author: by Claribel Alegria
Published at: Curbstone Books; 1st edition (April 1, 1996)
Death of Somoza reveals the inside story of the assassination of Anastasio Somoza Debayle in Asuncion, Paraguay in 1980. Alegria and Flakoll, on the recommendation of Julio Cortazar, met “Ramon,” a leader in the Argentinian Revolutionary Workers’ Party (PRT) and with his help were able to interview all the survivors of the commando team that carried out the “bringing to justice” of Somoza.
Alegria and Flakoll rewove these testimonies into a narrative that reads like a thriller and gives a vivid picture of the political and social climate of the time. Enlivened by its colorful cast of characters, Death of Somoza is the definitive account of how Anastasio Somoza Debayle was brought to justice.
This story is not an apology for terrorism, but rather the chronicle of a tyrannicide.
12. At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay
Author: by John Gimlette
Published at: Vintage; Vintage Departu edition (March 8, 2005)
Haven to Nazis, smugglers’ paradise, home to some of the earth’s oddest wildlife and most baroquely awful dictatorships, Paraguay is a nation waiting for the right chronicler. In John Gimlette, at last it has one. With an adventurer’s sang-froid, a historian’s erudition, and a sense of irony so keen you could cut a finger on it, Gimlette celebrates the beauty, horror andyescharm of South America’s obscure and remote island surrounded by land.
He takes readers from genteel drawing rooms in Asuncionwhere ladies still gossip about the nineteenth-century Irish adventuress who became Paraguay’s Empress to the Green Hell of the Chaco, a vast, inhospitable tract populated by aging Mennonites and discouraged Indians. Replete with eccentrics and scoundrels, ecologically minded cannibals and utopians from every corner of the earth, At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig is a madly entertaining book.
13. The Paraguayan War: Causes and Early Conduct, 2nd Edition
Author: by Thomas L. Whigham
Published at: University of Calgary Press; 2nd edition (March 23, 2018)
Reissued with a new preface by the author, The Paraguayan War is an engrossing and comprehensive account of the origins and early campaigns of the deadliest and most extensive interstate war ever fought in Latin America. A 2003 CHOICE Academic Title of the Year, this book sets the stage for The Road to Armageddon.
Together, these books fill an important gap in our understanding of Latin American History.
14. The Government of Beans: Regulating Life in the Age of Monocrops
Author: by Kregg Hetherington
Published at: Duke University Press Books (May 8, 2020)
The Government of Beans is about the rough edges of environmental regulation, where tenuous state power and blunt governmental instruments encounter ecological destruction and social injustice. At the turn of the twenty-first century, Paraguay was undergoing dramatic economic, political, and environmental change due to a boom in the global demand for soybeans.
Although the country’s massive new soy monocrop brought wealth, it also brought deforestation, biodiversity loss, rising inequality, and violence. Kregg Hetherington traces well-meaning attempts by bureaucrats and activists to regulate the destructive force of monocrops that resulted in the discovery that the tools of modern government are at best inadequate to deal with the complex harms of modern agriculture and at worst exacerbate them.
The book simultaneously tells a local story of people, plants, and government; a regional story of the rise and fall of Latin America’s new left; and a story of the Anthropocene writ large, about the long-term, paradoxical consequences of destroying ecosystems in the name of human welfare.