The Penguin History of Latin America

The Penguin History of Latin America

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Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world.

'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2009
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780141034751
0141034750
Call Number: 980 W676p 2009
Characteristics: viii, 705 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: History of Latin America

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