The classic survey of Latin America's social and cultural history, with a new introduction by Isabel Allende. Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America.
The 1959 Cuban Revolution remains one of the signal events of modern political history. A tiny island, once a de facto colony of the United States, declared its independence, not just from the imperial behemoth ninety miles to the north, but also from global capitalism itself.
Recounts the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. The authors make use of US government publications and documents, as well as interviews with former CIA and other officials.
"Lucid, deeply informed, and enlivened with striking illustrations." -Noam Chomsky One economist has called Ha-Joon Chang "the most exciting thinker our profession has turned out in the past fifteen years."
The perfect introduction to the wide-ranging thought of "the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet" (The New York Times Book Review) "Chomsky ranks with Marx, Shakespeare and the Bible as one of the ten most quoted sources in the humanities."