In the course of 15 momentous years, the Spanish- and the Portuguese-American empires that had endured for three centuries came to an end in the mid-1820s. How did this come about? Not all Latin Americans desired such a change, and the independence wars were civil wars, often cruel and always violent. What social and economic groups lined up on one side or the other? Were there variations from place to place, region to region? Did men and women differ in their experiences of war? How did Indians and blacks participate, and how did they fare as a result? In the end, who won and who lost? Independence in Latin America is about the reciprocal effect of war and social dislocation. It also demonstrates that the war itself led to national identity and so to the creation of new states. These governments generally acknowledged the novel principle of constitutionalism and popular sovereignty, even when sometimes carving out exceptions to such rules. The notion that society consisted of individuals and was not a body made up of castes, guilds, and other corporate orders had become commonplace by the ends of these wars. So international politics and military confrontations are only part of the intriguing story recounted here. The book is published by University of Texas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Castle Vozz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037544/bk_acx0_037544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines knows all about pain: how to bear it, how to avenge it, and how to inflict it.Still mourning the murders of his wife and children, former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines now works security at a bazaar in Dallas. Grief-stricken, he’s invested his heart and hope in the welfare of Miguel - a street kid who’s become his surrogate son. But the wounds of a brutal past are hard to heal, especially when a new case threatens to rip them open all over again.Approached by a colleague now working for the DEA to investigate the seemingly random murders of prominent Latino businessmen, Arlo works to expose the common link: an ultraviolent drug cartel pushing into northern Texas. As the vicious power struggle between the gangs turns the streets of Dallas into a war zone, Arlo’s investigation threatens everything he loves.When grief, anger, and secrets stretch the bonds of loyalty to their breaking point, Arlo can trust no one - but must risk everything to protect what remains. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011452/bk_brll_011452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Impossibly smart, full of beauty, heart and insight.... Everyone should read this book. (Tommy Orange)From the two-time NBCC finalist, an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the Southwestern border - an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity.A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home.Why Apaches? asks the 10-year-old son. Because they were the last of something,answers his father.In their car, they play games and sing along to music. But on the radio, there is news about an ´´immigration crisis´´: thousands of kids trying to cross the Southwestern border into the US but getting detained - or lost in the desert along the way.As the family drives - through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas - we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, harrowing adventure - both in the desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.Told through several compelling voices, blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. With urgency and empathy, it takes us deep into the lives of one remarkable family as it probes the nature of justice and equality today.Includes a PDF of visuals from the book.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valeria Luiselli, Kivlighan de Montebello, William DeMeritt, Maia Enrigue Luiselli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006724/bk_rand_006724_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brilliant and driven cardiac surgeon Diana Morgan´s whole life centers around her career, now threatened by an injury that may prove insurmountable. She is desperate enough to accept a forced sabbatical to the Davis Mountains of West Texas, where she meets Rafael Sandoval, a former Special Forces medic who understands exactly how it feels to have the life you planned taken from you. After losing his men and nearly losing his life, Rafe has returned home and found a measure of peace combining his Western medical training with the curanderismo or folk healing traditions of his Latino heritage. Diana desperately needs the healing Rafe is dedicated to providing, but his hard-won peace is threatened by the growing attachment neither welcomes. Too many people in his valley count on him for the only medical help available for many miles, and too many lives back in her world will be lost if she cannot regain her skills. But healing her means losing her, for she can´t stay in his world...and he can´t leave. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071648/bk_acx0_071648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born on the eve of World War II into a family of Mexican immigrants in El Paso, Antonio C. Márquez remains a child of the border, his life partaking of multiple cultures, countries, and classes. Here he recounts his life story, from childhood memories of movies and baseball and friendship with his Chinese Mexican American neighbor, Manuel Wong, to the turbulent events of his manhood. Márquez recalls the impact of immigration and war on his family; his experiences of gang conflict in El Paso and Los Angeles in the 1960s; enlisting in the Marine Corps; his activism in the Civil Rights movement, the antiwar movement of the Vietnam era, and the Crusade for Justice; and his travels to crisis-ridden Latin American countries. From a family where no one had the luxury of higher education, Márquez became a professor when universities hired few Chicanos. His is a story of survival and courage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Manuel Olazabal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052708/bk_adbl_052708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2002/casa DEL Rio) 12 tracks Texas Lady with dreamy ballads and some uptempo tracks including nice Latino accents/Texas Lady mit verträumten Balladen und einigen Uptempo Stücken; gewürzt mit heißblütigen Latino-Elementen!!
(2002/CASA DEL RIO) 12 tracks Texas Lady with dreamy ballads and some uptempo tracks including nice Latino accents/Texas Lady mit verträumten Balladen und einigen Uptempo Stücken, gewürzt mit heißblütigen Latino-Elementen!!
Der Kubaner Rafael sucht in Texas nach seinem Vater, der sich als Besitzer eines Studios entpuppt und nichts von der Existenz seines Sohnes weiß. Als Mädchen für alles beginnt Rafael in dem Studio zu arbeiten - und verliebt sich prompt in die rassige Ruby, die ihn als ihren Tanzpartner für einen großen Wettbewerb aussucht. In der Tradition von Flashdance oder Dirty Dancing kommt nun das Tanz-Highlight der 90er auf Video: Multitalent Vanessa L. Williams und Latino-Superstar Chayenne in einer wunderbar zarten Liebesgeschichte, die sich im impulsierenden Beat des Salsa zu einem Feuerwerk der Leidenschaft entzündet. Ein elektrisierend scharfer Sommer-Cocktail aus Temperament, Lebenslust und Erotik für die heißesten Nächte des Jahres!
Discover why Selena, the Queen of Tejano music, became one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the 20th century! As a young girl, Selena Quintanilla sang in a band called Selena y Los Dinos with her brother and sister. The family performed at fairs, weddings, quinceañeras, and on street corners in their native Texas. Selena learned how to sing in Spanish and soon became hugely popular within the Latino community - so much so that she became the best-selling Latin artist of the 1990s.Selena was poised to be a great success, but her life was cut short after being fatally wounded by the president of her fan club. Selena´s contributions to music and fashion during her life made her one of the top Latin musicians in the 1990s, and listeners will want to know more about the woman who introduced the world to Tejano music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyla Garcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003292/bk_lili_003292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.