Search Results: "Enrique Krauze"


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REDEEMERS by Enrique Krauze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Krauze demystifies for his North American neighbors the crucial ideas that have shaped Latin America and rendered it distinct from the United States."
Accessible roundup of the evolution of modern Latin American political thought via the lives and convictions of key leaders and writers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"But readers expecting details on the impact of politics on Mexico's social and cultural life, on its diverse regions, and on its self-image, will likely be disappointed. (50 b&w illustrations, 4 maps, not seen)"
A vigorous, detailed history of Mexican politics, concentrating on the 19th and 20th centuries, and more particularly on the men who have contested for control of the nation. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF GOD AND PHYSICS by Enrique Joven
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Too many history lectures and not enough tension."
Inspired by a mysterious real-life text, Spanish physicist Joven's fiction debut sends three friends on a series of intellectually edifying, if less than thrilling adventures. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN FLOWER by Nina Jaffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2005

"The illustrations in luscious tropical colors, with shapes and patterns (especially spirals) reminiscent of pre-Columbian art, are perfect. (Picture book/folktale. 5-10)"
The island of Puerto Rico, originally called Boriquén by its Taino inhabitants, was once, according to legend, a barren mountain. Read full book review >

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To All Airline Passengers by Carlos Enrique Diaz
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Reassuring primer that confidently takes flight."
A commercial airline pilot addresses layperson questions/concerns about flying in this debut informational guide. Read full book review >

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RAINING SARDINES by Enrique Flores-Galbis
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Nostalgia in a fresh form. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Enriquito and Ernestina are good friends in a small rural village in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >

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DUPLICATIONS by Enrique Jaramillo Levi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Forgettable."
There are so many of these brief, unspectacular stories by the Panamanian Levi that eventually their very number overwhelms. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY MEAL by Ferran Adrià
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"A gem of a cookbook packed with fantastic recipes and tips from a master—the closest most readers will come to eating with him."
A deliciously dynamic yet approachable cookbook from arguably the world's greatest chef. Read full book review >

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A DOLL FOR NAVIDADES by Esmeralda Santiago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Esmeralda's world comes to life in the acrylic paintings by Sánchez, who captures the little girl's facial expressions with heart-tugging immediacy. (author's note, illustrator's note, glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This touching story of a little girl's unfulfilled dream is based on an event in the author's own childhood in Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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AMADITO AND THE HERO CHILDREN by Enrique R. Lamadrid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A purpose-driven patchwork, it nonetheless illuminates two little-known episodes that left deep and lasting impressions on Southwestern culture. (glossary, scholarly bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-13, adult)"
Historical perspective shares the front seat with plot in this scholar's bilingual portrait of a small New Mexico community struck by the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918. Read full book review >

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MY OCEAN by Enrique Pérez Díaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not as intensely felt as such similar monologues as the author's Letters from Alain (2008) or Teresa Cardenas's Letters to My Mother (2006), this still has value for its focus on the ones who stay behind. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a long, introspective letter to the sea that surrounds his island, a Cuban lad reflects on his inner and outer lives. Read full book review >

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CONFETTI by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Confetti ($14.95; Oct. 1996; 32 pp.; 1-880000-25-3): The best of these poems that mix English and Spanish (``I say yo soy libre'') warmly evokes familiar touchstones of Mexican-American life. Read full book review >