Best Uruguayan History Books
Here you will get Best Uruguayan History Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse
Author: by Fernando "Ferfal" Aguirre
Published at: Fernando Aguirre; 1st edition (September 11, 2009)
The Modern Survival Manual is based on first hand experience of the 2001 Economic Collapse in Argentina. In it you will find a variety of subjects that the author considers essential if a person wants to be prepared for tougher times: -How to prepare your family, yourself, your home and your vehicle -How to prepare your finances so that you don’t suffer what millions in my country went through -How to prepare your supplies for food shortages and power failures -How to correctly fight with a chair, gun, knife, pen or choke with your bare hands if required -Most important, how to reach a good awareness level so that you can avoid having to do all that These are just a few examples of what you will find in this book.
It’s about Attitude, and being a more capable person and get the politically correct wimp out of your system completely.
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 Good Assassin: How a Mossad Agent and a Band of Survivors Hunted Down the Butcher of Latvia
Author: by Stephan Talty
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Illustrated edition (April 21, 2020)
The untold story of an Israeli spy’s epic journey to bring the notorious Butcher of Latvia to justicea case that altered the fates of all ex-Nazis. Before World War II, Herbert Cukurs was a famous figure in his small Latvian city, the Charles Lindbergh of his country.
But by 1945, he was the Butcher of Latvia, a man who murdered some thirty thousand Latvian Jews. Somehow, he dodged the Nuremberg trials, fleeing to South America after war’s end. By 1965, as a statute of limitations on all Nazi war crimes threatened to expire, Germany sought to welcome previous concentration camp commanders, pogrom leaders, and executioners, as citizens.
The global pursuit of Nazi criminals escalated to beat the looming deadline, and Mossad, the Israeli national intelligence agency, joined the cause. Yaakov Meidad, the brilliant Mossad agent who had kidnapped Adolf Eichmann three years earlier, led the mission to assassinate Cukurs in a desperate bid to block the amnesty.
In a thrilling undercover operation unrivaled by even the most ambitious spy novels, Meidad traveled to Brazil in an elaborate disguise, befriended Cukurs and earned his trust, while negotiations over the Nazi pardon neared a boiling point. The Good Assassin uncovers this little-known chapter of Holocaust history and the pulse-pounding undercover operation that brought Cukurs to justice.
6. Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement (Gender and American Culture)
Author: by Marino
Published at: The University of North Carolina Press; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2020)
This book chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women’s rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however, or in Europe. Instead, Katherine M.
Marino introduces readers to a cast of remarkable Latin American and Caribbean women whose deep friendships and intense rivalries forged global feminism out of an era of imperialism, racism, and fascism. Six dynamic activists form the heart of this story: from Brazil, Bertha Lutz; from Cuba, Ofelia Domingez Navarro; from Uruguay, Paulina Luisi; from Panama, Clara Gonzalez; from Chile, Marta Vergara; and from the United States, Doris Stevens.
This Pan-American network drove a transnational movement that advocated women’s suffrage, equal pay for equal work, maternity rights, and broader self-determination. Their painstaking efforts led to the enshrinement of women’s rights in the United Nations Charter and the development of a framework for international human rights.
7. 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.
8. Days and Nights of Love and War
Author: by Eduardo Galeano
Published at: Monthly Review Press (December 1, 2000)
“Days and Nights succeeds not only because of its socio-political authenticity and lyrical style but because of its interweaving of anger and tenderness, elation and sorrow.”-The Nation Days and Nights of Love and War is the personal testimony of one of Latin America’s foremost contemporary political writers.
In this fascinating journal and eloquent history, Eduardo Galeano movingly records the lives of struggles of the Latin American people, under two decades of unimaginable violence and extreme repression. Alternating between reportage, personal vignettes, interviews, travelogues, and folklore, and richly conveyed with anger, sadness, irony, and occasional humor, Galeano pays loving tribute to the courage and determination of those who continued to believe in, and fight for, a more human existence.
The Lannan Foundation awarded the 1999 Cultural Prize for Freedom to Eduardo Galeano, in recognition of those “whose extraordinary and courageous work celebrates the human right to freedom of imagination, inquiry and expression.” Originally published in Cuba, Days and Nights of Love and War won the Casa de las Amricas prize in 1978.
9. Patas arriba: Una historia casi universal (Galeano Bolsillo) (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Eduardo H. Galeano
Published at: Siglo XXI; 1st edition (February 1, 2008)
Este libro ha sido escrito para que no se vayan. En estas pginas se unen el pasado y el presente. Renacen los muertos, los annimos tienen nombre: los hombres que alzaron los palacios y los templos de sus amos. Las mujeres, ignoradas por quienes ignoran lo que temen.
El sur y el oriente del mundo, despreciados por quienes desprecian lo que ignoran. Los muchos mundos que el mundo contiene y esconde. Los pensadores y sentidores. Los curiosos, condenados por preguntar, y los rebeldes y los perdedores y los locos, que han sido y son la sal de la tierra.
10. 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.
11. Las caras y las máscaras (Biblioteca Eduardo Galeano) (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Eduardo H. Galeano
Published at: Siglo XXI de España Editores, S.A.; 1st edition (March 11, 2010)
Una obra de creacin literaria, concebida como una triloga, en la que el autor se propone narrar la historia de Amrica, revelar sus mltiples dimensiones y penetrar sus secretos. El primer volumen, Los nacimientos, se despliega a travs de los mitos indgenas de fundacin y alcanza hasta el ao 1700.
El segundo volumen, Las caras y las mscaras, abarca los siglos XVIII y XIX. El vasto mosaico de esta narracin se cierra con este tercer volumen, El siglo del viento, que llega hasta nuestros das.
12. The Epic of Latin America
Author: by John A. Crow
Published at: University of California Press; 4th edition (February 27, 1992)
Uniquely comprehensive and comparative, praised for its devotion to social and cultural developments as well as politics and economics, The Epic of Latin America is once again revised and brought up to date, with chapters on the great upheavals of the 1980s.
The book received the Gold Medal of the Commonwealth Club of California for outstanding literary achievement by a California author and was selected by the American Library Association as one of the “fifty best books of the year.”
13. The Condor Years: How Pinochet And His Allies Brought Terrorism To Three Continents
Author: by John Dinges
Published at: The New Press; Reprint edition (June 1, 2005)
A compelling and shocking account of a brutal campaign of repression in Latin America, based on interviews and previously secret documents (The Miami Herald). Throughout the 1970s, six Latin American governments, led by Chile, formed a military alliance called Operation Condor to carry out kidnappings, torture, and political assassinations across three continents.
It was an early war on terror initially encouraged by the CIAwhich later backfired on the United States. Hailed by Foreign Affairs as remarkable and a major contribution to the historical record, The Condor Years uncovers the unsettling facts about the secret US relationship with the dictators who created this terrorist organization.
Written by award-winning journalist John Dinges and updated to include later developments in the prosecution of Pinochet, the book is a chilling yet dispassionately told history of one of Latin America’s darkest eras. Dinges, himself interrogated in a Chilean torture camp, interviewed participants on both sides and examined thousands of previously secret documents to take the reader inside this underground world of military operatives and diplomats, right-wing spies and left-wing revolutionaries.
14. The Robin Hood Guerrillas: The Epic Journey of Uruguay's Tupamaros
Author: by Pablo Brum
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 1, 2014)
The President of Uruguay, Jos “Pepe” Mujica, has recently become a global icon. Among other things, he lives a notoriously austere lifestyle; eschews luxury and protocol like no other head of state; has legalized marijuana and same-sex marriage; has agreed to take in Guantnamo detainees and Syrian refugees, and more.
According to Mujica himself, all of his conduct and ideology is rooted in his time as a guerrilla: as a Tupamaro. Beginning in the late 1960s, the uprising of the Tupamaros shook Uruguay and rippled across the Western world. Born in a middle-class, urbanized society, these guerrillas did not fight within the natural shelters of jungles and mountains, but rather in the concrete maze of the city.
Infiltrating residences, bars, movie theaters, sewers, police stations, and mansions, the Tupamaros were everywhere and nowhere. Uruguay’s under-resourced police had to face the world’s most sophisticated urban insurgents. The Tupamaros employed diverse, though often contradictory, tactics: from hunger relief commandos and the armed propaganda that gave them the Robin Hood title, to taking hostages and descending into murderous terrorism.
15. Staging Frontiers: The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay (Diálogos Series)
Author: by William Garrett Acree
Published at: University of New Mexico Press (December 15, 2019)
Winner of the 2020 Best Book in the Nineteenth Century Award from the LASA Nineteenth Century SectionSwashbuckling tales of valiant gauchos roaming Argentina and Uruguay were nineteenth-century Latin American best sellers. But when these stories jumped from the page to the circus stage and beyond, their cultural, economic, and political influence revolutionized popular culture and daily life.
In this expansive and engaging narrative William Acree guides readers through the deep history of popular entertainment before turning to circus culture and rural dramas that celebrated the countryside on stage. More than just riveting social experiences, these dramas were among the region’s most dominant attractions on the eve of the twentieth century.
Staging Frontiers further explores the profound impacts this phenomenon had on the ways people interacted and on the broader culture that influenced the region. This new, modern popular culture revolved around entertainment and related products, yet it was also central to making sense of social class, ethnic identity, and race as demographic and economic transformations were reshaping everyday experiences in this rapidly urbanizing region.